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Boys Cross Country Results By Michael Trotter   Nashville finished second out of 13 teams in last week’s Carterville Invitational with 132 points. Herrin’s runners dominated the race and easily took first place with 59 points while the host lions were third with 140. The Hornets placed two runners in the top seven finishers. Brayden…

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NFPD Called to Casey’s in Nashville

  Emergency personnel were called to Casey’s General Store in Nashville at around 8:30 a.m. on October 5 for a report of smoke coming from the kitchen. Nashville Fire Protection District, Nashville Police Department and Washington County Ambulance responded. Emergency personnel were on the scene for around 15 minutes. There were no injuries reported and…

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Mary L. Crites

Mary L. Crites, 81, of Springfield, died at 4:40 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2022, in Sherman, IL. Mary was born January 23, 1941, in Pyletown, MO, the daughter of Floyd and Dorlus Snider Moore.  She married Roger Crites on January 21, 1960, in Dexter, MO; he preceded her in death in 1988. Mary graduated…

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Jim L. Smith

Jim L. “Jungle” Smith 83, of Centralia passed away Friday, September 30, 2022 at his home. He was born April 5, 1939, in Centralia, the son of Ernest E. Smith and Grace (Timmons) Smith. He married Shirley (Snider) Smith, September 1957, they were married 42 years before they divorced, but have remained close throughout the…

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Eugene Edward “Gene” Restoff

  Eugene Edward “Gene” Restoff, 77, of Scheller, passed away at 10:43 A.M., Saturday, October 1, 2022 at his residence. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Consolidated Coal Co. Burning Star. Gene was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church in Du Bois and the UMWA. He was an avid coon hunter, enjoyed…

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Sheryl Lynn Zienta

Ms. Sheryl Lynn Zienta of Ashley, Il departed this life at the SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 4:23 P.M.  She had attained the age of 56 years, 3 months, and 3 days. Sheryl was born on June 25, 1966, in Centralia, IL, the daughter of…

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Robert Landers

  Mr. Robert W. Landers, Sr. of Nashville, IL, departed this life surrounded by loving family at his daughter’s residence in Nashville on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 11:31 A.M.  He had attained the age of 66 years, 7 months, and 6 days. Mr. Landers was born on February 21, 1956, in St. Louis, MO,…

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Gallery: 41st Annual Nashville Fall Festival

Nashville celebrated its 41st annual Fall Festival on Sept. 23 and 24. The annual event included craft and food vendors and several special events. Check out our gallery from the festival, including the Princess and Superhero parades.  

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Gallery: 2022 Fall Fest Pet Parade

Always a pup-ular attraction at the Nashville Fall Festival, scores of four-legged friends and their owners participated in the 2022 Pet Parade, which was held on Saturday, Sept. 24. Contestants showed up in costumes, performed pet tricks and delighted the judges. Ribbons were given to the top three in every category. The categories included Best…

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