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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February 21 - February 27
  • 21

    February Story Time

    6:00 pm-7:00 pm
    Nashville Public Library
    219 E Elm St, Nashville, IL 62263, USA

    We are making a small change in story time this month. We are experimenting with a Monday night story time to see if it makes things easier for parents. Let us know if you like or dislike the change.

  • 22
    No events
  • 23

    Annual Chicken Dinner

    10:30 am-1:00 pm
    Hoyleton Community Club
    368 N Park St, Hoyleton, IL 62803, USA

    The annual Hoyleton Chicken Dinner will be held on Sunday, February 23, at the Hoyleton Community Building from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adults are admitted for $10, children 4 to 12 $5 and 3 and under are admitted into free.

    Menu includes fried and smoked chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, green beans, slaw, bread, dessert and drink.

    Come out and enjoy a tasty meal!

  • 24

    Washington County Sportsmen's Club Wild Game Dinner

    5:00 pm-7:00 pm
    Nashville American Legion
    537 E Legion Dr, Nashville, IL 62263, USA

    Food starts at 6PM. Varieties of Meat being fried, grilled, smoked and etc. Served to the public by the Schaeffer’s along with what others decide to bring. Some of the dishes include a variety of recipes with squirrel, raccoon, elk, beaver, goose, duck, rabbit, fish, turkey, bear, crawdads, pheasant, deer, quail, dove and assorted desserts.

    Hosted By the Washington County Sportsman Club. Held at the Nashville American Legion with doors opening at 5 p.m. and serving to begin at 6 p.m. Suggested donation of $8. There will also be a special raffle.


    February Story Time

    6:00 pm-7:00 pm
    Nashville Public Library
    219 E Elm St, Nashville, IL 62263, USA

    We are making a small change in story time this month. We are experimenting with a Monday night story time to see if it makes things easier for parents. Let us know if you like or dislike the change.

  • 25
    No events
  • 26

    NCHS Blood Drive

    9:00 am-2:00 pm
    Nashville Community High School
    1300 S Mill St, Nashville, IL 62263, USA

    NCHS is on a mission to help save lives by participating in the American Red Cross high school program! Through this program, our students have the chance to take part in a meaningful effort to give hope to hospital patients in need.

    NCHS will host a Red Cross drive on Wednesday, February 26 from 9 am to 2 pm at the NCHS North Gym. You can support and help make this blood drive a success! This is a community project that is both easy and rewarding! You can sign up at

    Sharing Grace Meal At Grace UMC

    5:30 pm-7:00 pm
    Grace United Methodist Church
    250 N Mill St, Nashville, IL 62263, USA

    Grace United Methodist Church will be serving its “Sharing Grace” meal on every other Wednesday in the church fellowship hall. A free light meal will be on hand

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    Imagine Your Storytime At The Nashville Library

    6:00 pm-7:00 pm
    Nashville Public Library
    219 E Elm St, Nashville, IL 62263, USA

    Join us each week as we read a small portion of a chapter book, a picture book, and complete a craft.

    All children in kindergarten through fourth grade are welcome.



    Open AA Meeting

    8:00 pm-9:00 pm
    First Presbyterian Church
    419 W St Louis St, Nashville, IL 62263, USA

    Open AA Meeting, First Presbyterian Church Nashville

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