Blast From the Past: 2015 State Champion Jr. Hornets Basketball Team

By: Garrett Krohne [email protected] As the level of uncertainity  regarding sports continues to loom large, we will take a look back on some of the best teams Washington County has had to offer. We start by traveling  roughly five years back in time to 2015. Jr. Hornet Head Coach Will Reinburg along with Assistant Coach…

NCHS Music Collaborate With Playlists, Mixes To Connect During Mandated School Closure

By Leah Williams [email protected] Music students at Nashville Community High School have been keeping connected with each other through online videos and shared song collaborations. One project announced on   St. Patrick’s Day, the same week where mandatory school shutdowns were put in place amid the coronavirus pandemic, includes an uploaded playlist on YouTube of…

Health Department Seeks Public Cooperation During Coronavirus Crisis

Experts Urge Those Who Have Traveled, Been Exposed To COVID-19 Areas To Watch Symptoms By Elizabeth Lehde Administrator WCHD Cases of COVID-19 are increasing exponentially nationwide and within our state. Following the “shelter-in-place” order is critical for controlling the spread of this virus and flattening the curve. By sheltering at home, people can reduce their…

Community Bear Hunts Emerge As A Creative Way To Pass Time Together

By Leah Williams [email protected] With so much uncertainty, one outdoor scavenger hunt activity is hoping to make things a little more bearable.   The Bear Hunt is a call to businesses and community members from around the city to place teddy bears in their windows. Those participating in the search then try to spot and…

Four NCHS Seniors Named All-South

  Above: Carson Parker and Terry Pelczynski with their All-Tournament plaques following the Mater Dei Tournament. Below: Rylee Luechtefeld and Sabrina Kollbaum receive All-Tournament medals after the NIT Tournament to begin the season.  All four seniors were named to the IBCA All-South Basketball teams for their efforts this season.

County Board Extends Disaster Declaration

In a special board meeting, the Washington County Board voted to extend the disaster declaration that was signed into practice last week. The disaster declaration, the first in the county, was implemented due to the growing health concerns surrounding the further outbreak of the coronavirus. The first declaration was put in place for seven days.…

Rep. Meier: Bars, Restaurants, and Hotels Impacted by COVID-19 Have Until April 1 to Apply for Grant Program

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) wants Illinois small businesses impacted by COVID-19 to know they could be eligible for state grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. Applications are due by Wednesday, April 1. Eligible applicants will be placed into a lottery, and grant winners will be notified on April 4. According to Rep. Charlie Meier,…

Centralia Woman Killed In Interstate Accident

A 53-year-old Centralia woman has died following a two-vehicle traffic accident on Interstate 64 in Washington County on Thursday, March 19. According to Coroner Mark Styninger, his office was dispatched to the 58 mile marker at 8:44 p.m. Lynette Lee was traveling westbound in a Chevrolet at a high rate of speed. The Chevy then…

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  • All day

    504 N Front St, Okawville, IL 62271, USA

    504 N Front St, Okawville, IL 62271, USA

    Saturday, September 14, 2019

    11:00 A.M.   Concession Stands Open

    1:00 P.M.   Washer Tournament    Sign up at 12:00 pm

    2:00 P.M.    Young Farmers Activities

    2:00 P.M.    Local Talent Show

    2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. Ardy the Clown

    2:00 P.M.    Antique Tractor Pull

    2:00 P.M.    Large Exhibit Hall Opens

    3:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.  Single Ride Tickets

    4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. Free Outdoor Music by the Venedy Band

    5:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.   Ride Arm Bands

    5:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. Bingo

    8:00 P.M. – 12:00 A.M. Free Outdoor Music by Steel Creek Band

  • All day

    14758 Co Hwy 11, Hoyleton, IL 62803, USA

    14758 Co Hwy 11, Hoyleton, IL 62803, USA

    Opening –
    Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 9:00 am for the Fall Season!


    For a $6 admission price,we offer 20 activities including a corn maze, pedal go karts, bounce ponies, life sized Candyland game, and a u-pick pumpkin patch.
    Monday through Saturday, 9-5:30, Sunday 10:30 to 5:30. For a $5 admission price,we offer over 20 activities including a corn maze with scavenger hunt, indoor 30 foot slide, pedal go karts, pig races, bounce ponies, life sized Candyland game, farm animal petting zoo, and a u-pick pumpkin patch. More information and pictures on our website,
  • 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

    504 N Front St, Okawville, IL 62271, USA

    504 N Front St, Okawville, IL 62271, USA

    The theme this year is Heroes versus Villains.

    Parade Route

    Start: Corner of St. Louis St. & Front St.

    Finish: Corner of Willow St. & Front St.

    Some suggestions: Batman vs Joker, Superman vs Lex Luthor, Green Lantern vs Sinestro,Captain America vs Red Skull, Spider-Man vs Green Goblin, Professor X vs Magneto. And we can’t forget about the women! Catwoman, Black Widow, Elektra, Poison Ivy, Mystique, Wonder Women, Jean Grey, and Sue Storm.

     Theses are only suggestions, as any theme-related ideas are acceptable!

     Those entering a theme-related float will receive a stipend of $100 for their participation. This applies to any float eligible for competition, not just the top five winners!

    Sunday, September 15, 2019

    11:00 A.M.   Concession Stands Open

    2:00 P.M.    Large Float Parade

    4:00 P.M.    Okawville High School Band Concert

    4:00 P.M.    Exhibit Hall Opens

    4:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.  Single Ride Tickets

    4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.  Ride Arm Bands

    4:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.  Bingo

    4:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.  Free Outdoor Music by Hot Rod Johnny

  • 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

    705 S Grand St, Nashville, IL 62263, USA

    705 S Grand St, Nashville, IL 62263, USA

    Washington County Grief Support Group – An adult grief support program offered for any adult who has experienced the death of a loved one. Facilitated by counselors from the Heartlinks Grief Center. Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month from 6:30 pm to 8 pm at Washington County Hospital – Lower Level Conference Room – 705 S Grand Street, Nashville, IL 62263. No pre-registration necessary. Donations accepted.

    Sponsored by Heartlinks

  • 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    474 W Main St, Ashley, IL 62808, USA

    474 W Main St, Ashley, IL 62808, USA

    Monthly Meeting, Ashley Village Board. 7 p.m.

  • 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

    17869 Exchange Ave, Nashville, IL 62263

    17869 Exchange Ave, Nashville, IL 62263

    Community Engagement Meeting

    Kaskaskia College is inviting the community of Nashville and the surrounding areas to attend a Community Engagement Forum at the Nashville Education Center on Tuesday, September 17 at 12:00 p.m. The meeting is provided to share information with the public, as well as seek public input.

      Cheryl Boehne, Director of the Nashville Center, George Evans, President of the College, Trustees of the Board and other members of the College administrative team will be there to discuss the current state of the College and new developments at the College.  Your feedback and suggestions regarding how we can continue to partner to bring education to your community is valued, so please join the conversation.

      Please call 618-327-9136 to RSVP or for more information.

  • 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

    219 E Elm St, Nashville, IL 62263, USA

    219 E Elm St, Nashville, IL 62263, USA

    Explore the animal kingdom through our new Pre-K program! Children will learn about a new animal each week through stories, crafts, and games. This program will run on Tuesdays at 5pm through September and October.

  • 10:30 am-8:00 pm

    219 E Elm St, Nashville, IL 62263, USA

    219 E Elm St, Nashville, IL 62263, USA

    Need help using your new tablet or laptop? Want to get started online but don’t know how? Nashville Public Library is offering computer and other personal electronic device assistance in the form of free 30 minute one-on-one help sessions. Currently we are scheduling 30 minute appointments Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. To schedule an appointment, call 618-327-3827. Please let us know when you call what topic you would like help with. Registration is required.

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