Billy W. Reynolds

 Billy Wayne Reynolds Mr. Billy Wayne Reynolds of Dubois, IL, departed this life at SSM Good Samaritan in Mt. Vernon, IL on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 11:10 PM.  He had attained the age of 79 years, 8 months and 4 days. Mr. Reynolds was born on March 29, 1941 in Bradford, TN, the son…

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Southern Illinois Rotary 6510 Donates $1,000 in PPE Supplies To Washington County

By Leah Williams [email protected]   Washington County emergency services recently received $1,000 in personal protection equipment, thanks to a grant from the Rotary Club International. Joe Miller, director of disaster response for the Rotary District 6510, said Washington County is one of 28 counties in Southern Illinois that has been given the donations. “We are…

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Another Successful Rummage Sale For The State Theater

The annual Holiday Rummage Sale that was held recently at the Washington County Fairgrounds brought out several holiday bargain shoppers. Proceeds from the sale benefit the State Theater and its operating costs. The theater has remained closed since March amid growing health concerns and continuous restrictions put in place by the coronavirus pandemic. Those involved…

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Lyle Kirgan

Lyle Kirgan Lyle Kirgan, 80, of Ashley, passed away, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. He was born November 7, 1940 in Odin, the son of Harry Kirgan and Ozelma (Brewer) Kirgan. He married Linda Sensel on November 23, 1961 and she survives in Ashley. In addition to…

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Joshua ‘Josh’ R. Ritter

Joshua ‘Josh’ R. Ritter Joshua ‘Josh’ R. Ritter, 24 years, of Columbia, IL, passed away on November 30, 2020 at Barnes Jewish Medical Center, St. Louis, MO. He was born March 29, 1996, in St. Louis, MO. Josh was a graduate of SLU High School – Class of 2014, and a founding member of the…

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42 Additional COVID-19 Cases Now Reporting

The Washington County Health Department said the county added 42 new lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus from Dec. 1 and 2. The residents include two males 6 to 10 years old; one male 11 to 15 years old; two females 16 to 19 years old; two females and three males in their 20s; three females and…

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Daniel Frank Kujawa

Daniel Frank Kujawa, 78, of Du Bois, passed away at 5:20 P.M., Monday, November 30, 2020 at the Deaconess-Gateway Hospital in Evansville, IN. Daniel had been a steel worker for Steel Works in Granite City, IL. He was a member of the St. Charles Catholic Church in Du Bois. Daniel was also a member of…

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“I Have Been So Blessed”

Judge Karmeier Reflects On Life, Lessons And Rising Up To The State’s Highest Court By Leah Williams [email protected] Lloyd Karmeier’s office is full of treasures, mementos from his storied career in public service and in the courtroom. Certificates, photographs, answering messages from those who have helped him in his election. There are even bricks from…

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Woodrome Signs To Play Softball With DePauw University

NCHS senior and softball standout Josie Woodrome has signed on to become a Tiger with DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. Woodrome said she is lookingforward to playing with team as she advances her softball career at the collegiate level. “It’s something I’ve dreamed of,” Woodrome said. “I liked that it was not just abut playing…

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Video: Christmas Tree Arrives At City Hall

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas! City workers have put up the large Christmas tree in front of the Nashville City Hall. The tree will be lit up as part of the annual Nashville Hometown Christmas event, which will look a little different than it has in the past. Check out the rundown…

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