Photo Gallery: Okawville Wheat Festival Parade

It may have been a hot one but the 2019 Okawville Wheat Festival Parade went off without a hitch on Sunday, September 15. The winners include (pictured) the Okawville Busy Bees 4H Club for “The Incredibles Versus The Underminer;’ 2nd Place – Okawville FFA “Avengers;” 3rd Place – Addieville JC’s “Beeroes vs Horrible Hangover;” 4th Place…

‘Our Dream Come True’

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County Board Approves To Go For ‘Emergency’ Bids For Jail

By Leah Williams The Washington County Board agreed to seek out “emergency situation” bids for HVAC work to be completed at the county jail. The board met for its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 10. Board Gary Suedmeyer informed the body that the finance committee had been discussing problems that the Washington County Jail…

Hornets Defense Stifles The Warriors

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Hornets Finish Second At Nashville Invitational

The Nashville Hornets boys golf team wrapped up a busy week in which they competed four times. The Hornets competed at Greenview Golf Course on September 9, hosted a three team match on September 10, hosted the Nashville Invitational on September 12, and closed out the week with the Marissa Two-Man Tournament at Marissa Golf…

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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, USA

    17869 Exchange Ave, Nashville, IL 62263, USA

    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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