A ‘Chili’ Evening for the Optimist Club’s Annual Cook-Off

Congratulations to the Hornets and the winners of the 2018 Optimist Club of Nashville Annual Chili Cook-Off! The temperatures were chilly to say the least, and nine competitors brought their finest concoctions to the NCHS parking lot. The winners were NCHS Music Boosters for best decorated booth, NCHS Volleyball for crowd favorite and Friends of…

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Deborah A. Kleiboeker

Deborah A. Kleiboeker, 63 formerly of Hoyleton, passed away at 12:40 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis. She was born on August 22, 1955 in Sellersville, PA, the daughter of Richard and Jean Collins Grasse.  She married Larvin H. Kleiboeker on January 17, 1976 in Hoyleton…

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Lincoln Reproduction Portrait Arrives At Washington County Judicial Center

A familiar famous face will now be hung at the Washington County Judicial Center. Several justices, officeholders and members of the community were present during an unveiling ceremony of a high quality reproduction of President Abraham Lincoln Friday afternoon. The portrait was donated as part of a joint effort from the Illinois Bar Association, the…

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Jeanette Newcomb

Mrs. Jeanette (Mamell) Newcomb of Richview departed this life at her residence in Richview on October 6, 2018 at 2:05 AM.  She had attained the age of 69 years, 3 months and 16 days. Mrs. Newcomb was born on June 20, 1949 in Chicago,  the daughter of Oscar and Rose Mamell.  She was united in…

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Dale H. Storck

Dale H. Storck, 80 of Plum Hill, passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2018 after a hard fought battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.  Dale spent the last three years of his life in North Texas with his daughter Gloria Beuseling. Dale was born on September 16, 1938 in Plum Hill, the son of Fred and Frances…

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Lorraine Reinkensmeyer

Lorraine Reinkensmeyer, 95 of Hoyleton, passed away at 6:33 p.m. on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. She was born on November 21, 1922 in Hoffman, the daughter of Edward and Hulda Tyberendt Hugo.  She married Edgar W. Reinkensmeyer on October 28, 1956, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoffman…

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William Z. Mainer

William Z. Manier, 58 of Oakdale, passed away at 9:10 a.m. on Sunday, September 30, 2018 from respiratory failure due to complications from sepsis.  He was born on July 12, 1960 in Harrisburg, the son of Carl and Eva Manier.  Zane felt he received no greater blessing than meeting and marrying his wife Dawn J.…

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Quilt and Cash Bingo and Raffle set for Sunday, October 14

The Quilt and Cash Bingo and Raffle is planned for Sunday, October 14 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in DuBois. The games begins at 1 p.m. with the doors opening at 11 a.m. It is sponsored by the St. Theresa’s Solidarity of St. Charles Borromeo Church. There are paper cards and lunch will be…

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This Friday: Chili Inferno!

This Friday marks one of my very favorite events of the entire year – as the weather gets cooler (any day now, right?), it can only mean one thing – it’s time for the Optimist Club Chili Cookoff! The cookoff will be held before the Senior Night football game against DuQuoin at NCHS. Since resigning…

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City Of Nashville Approves Purchase Of Squad Car, Wheel Loader

By Alex Haglund     The Nashville City Council got their checkbook out, figuratively speaking, as they approved two large purchases – a new police vehicle and a compact wheel loader – at the second meeting for the month of September, held on the evening of Thursday, September 20. The police vehicle, a Ford Interceptor, was…

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