Nashville Savings Bank Donates $20,000 To Local Organizations

  Nashville Savings Bank provided $20,000 in funding to charitable and civic organizations throughout the community, courtesy of a grant received through its partnership with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. While the need for food pantries, summer lunch programs and other valuable services has increased amid the COVID-19 pandemic, organizational fundraising efforts have…

Photo Slideshow: August 10 Storm

Updated 8-12-20 The National Weather Service issued a severe weather alert for the county as heavy rain and winds were spotted throughout Washington County and its surrounding areas on Monday, August 10. Hundreds of Ameren customers were without power  beginning at approximately 7 p.m. Electricity did not return for some customers until after midnight Tuesday.…

Rep. Meier: Pritzker’s Emergency Rule to Require Businesses Enforce Employees and Customers to Wear Masks Approved

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s emergency rules to first warn, then fine businesses that do not adhere to a mandatory mask requirement for employees and customers was approved today by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR). According to State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville), “Governor Pritzker must stop making his own laws and call the legislature…

IDPH: Spectators Must Wear Masks At Fall Sport Competitions

Those looking to watch sports this fall will need to have a mask or other face covering on hand, according to officials. Craig Anderson, executive director of the IHSA, reportedly told schools on Tuesday, August 11, that all spectators will be required to wear face coverings at baseball, softball and cross-country contests. In the SIJHSAA…

New COVID-19 Case, County Now At 68

The Washington County Health Department reported on Tuesday, August 11, that a new lab-confirmed case of COVID have been reported in Washington County. The case includes a female in her 50s with resolved symptoms who was a close contact of a confirmed case. The department also stated that 4 cases have been released from isolation…

Photo: Gary Moeller Sworn In To City Council

Photos: Back To School Shopping At Fouts

Fouts Christian Church in Centralia held a Back-to-School giveaway at its church on Saturday, August 8. The event practiced social distancing, where those visiting were asked to wear a mask while they picked out their school supplies. Free haircuts and clothes giveaway was also part of the day. Left: Abby Kern, 9, and Ginger Kehrer…

2019 Washington County Final Multiplier Announced

Washington County has been issued a final property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to David Harris, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue.      The property assessment equalization factor, often called the “multiplier”, is the method used to achieve uniform property assessments among counties, as required by law.  This equalization is particularly important…

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