Photos: Dumpsters On Fire At Road Ranger In Okawville

  Emergency personnel were called to the Road Ranger truck stop in Okawville at approximately 5:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon for reports of two Dumpsters on fire. Okawville Fire Department Washington County Ambulance and Okawville Police Department responded. According to Southern Illinois Fire Incidents, the Okawville Police Department advised tanker semi close by. And dumpster is fully engulfed close…

Video: Buzz Ritzel’s Game Tying Shot To Force Overtime

In case you missed it last night, here is the shot from Hornet junior Buzz Ritzel to force overtime at Pinckneyville. The Hornets would end up losing a thriller in overtime, 44-42. Check out the video here:     The Ritzel (@BuzzRitzel) game tying three. — The Nashville News (@NashNews) February 16, 2020

Photo: Swearing In New Deputies

Hamilton To Swim at Milikin University

By: Garrett Krohne On Wednesday evening, the Assembly Hall was the setting for another signing. This time, it was Nashville swimmer, Ana Hamilton, who signed on to swim at Millikin University in the fall of 2020. Hamilton kept it brief, but she was able to use one word to summarize her excitement, “Wow.” Hamilton…

Officials Investigate Death of Ashley Man

Updated with Sheriff Len Campbell’s comments and more details from the coroner, including victim’s name: Authorities are looking into the death of an Ashley resident whose body was found over the weekend. The body of 71-year-old David G. Woodrome was discovered by a friend who had come to visit him because he had not been seen…

Longtime Love: Couples At Friendship Manor Tell Their Epic Love Stories For Valentine’s Day

By Leah Williams In observance of Valentine’s Day this week, several residents at Friendship Manor in Nashville shared their love stories and how persistence during the rough times helped them achieve their happily ever afters. Richard Schwartzkopf met Betty while she was in high school. Richard stayed home and helped his family farm while…

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    Country Kids Pumpkin Patch Opening Day

    All day
    Country Kids Pumpkin Patch
    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,
  • 15

    Okawville Wheat Festival Parade

    2:00 pm-4:00 pm
    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

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    Washington County Grief Support Group

    6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    Washington County Hospital
    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

  • 16

    Ashley Village Board

    7:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Ashley City Hall
    474 W Main St, Ashley, IL 62808, USA

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

  • 17

    Community Engagement Meeting

    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Kaskaskia College Nashville Education Center
    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.

  • 17

    Into The Wilds: Preschool Program

    5:00 pm-6:00 pm
    Nashville Public Library
    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.

  • 18

    One-on-One Technology Help Sessions

    10:30 am-8:00 pm
    Nashville Public Library
    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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