Harold L. Ryterski

Harold L. Ryterski Harold Leon Ryterski, 75, of Johnstown passed away February 9, 2019 at his home.  He was born in Marysville, CA September 14, 1943, the oldest of two sons to Leon Joseph and Eleanor Theresa (Zelasko) Ryterski. He attended Chapel Hill, Dry Arm and St. Michael grade schools, Township High School in southern…

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Leo H. Frerker

Leo H. Frerker Leo H. Frerker, age 88, of Breese, died Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Cedarhurst of Breese surrounded by his family. He was born August 20, 1930 in Germantown, a son of the late Cecilia, nee Thoele, and Leo H. Frerker, Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by…

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Donald G. Lange

Donald Gene Lange, 70, of Stone Church, IL born May 3, 1948 in Belleville, IL died Tuesday Feb. 19, 2019 at his home after battling Parkinson Disease for over 25 years.  Gene was a retired coal miner and carpenter. His interests included tractor pulling, fishing, woodworking and spending time with his family, especially his posse.…

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Mary A. Hejlik

Mary A. Hejlik Mrs. Mary A. Hejlik of Nashville, IL departed this life at Memorial Hospital in Shiloh, IL on Monday, February 18, 2019 at 8:45 PM.  She had attained the age of 75 years, 6 months and 27 days. Mary was born on July 22, 1943 in Kossuth County, Wesley, Iowa, the daughter of…

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Hornets Win SIRR Mississippi Division Crown

The regular season is a thing of the past for the Nashville Hornets as they turned their attention to the postseason, which began February 19 in Carlyle. Nashville ended the regular season on a high note as they defeated DuQuoin 69-38 to capture the SIRR Conference Mississippi Division Championship. Nashville finished with a conference record…

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Hornettes Win Sectional Championship

For the first time since the 2013 season, the Nashville Hornettes girls basketball team is Sectional Champions. The Hornettes won the Sectional Championship with a 49-40 win over Althoff in the IHSA Class 2A Sectional Championship. The Hornettes defeated Harrisburg in the Sectional Semi-Finals. A tale of two halves for both teams in the IHSA…

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Letter To The Editor

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 became a federal law in direct response to local and state governments in the United States denying African American citizens the right to vote due to the color of their skin. The local and state governments were acting in defiance of the Constitution. Since the initial piece of legislation…

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Winter Wreaks Havoc For County Highway Dept.; Only 3 of 5 Plows Are Operating

County Engineer Kiefer Heiman informed the Washington County Board that the winter weather storms in January and February have had quite an impact on the county’s roadways. Heiman said during the county board meeting on Tuesday, February 12, that the department has been running at fewer plows due to unexpected maintenance issues. “If you are…

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National FFA Week Is This Week

By Alex Johannes Chapter Reporter The Nashville FFA Chapter will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 16-23, 2019. This FFA Week embraces more than 91 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. Nearly 670,000 members will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels. These members have a…

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Howard P. Johannes

Howard P. Johannes Mr. Howard P. Johannes of Ashley, IL, departed this life at Washington County Hospital in Nashville, IL on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 7:54 PM.  He had attained the age of 94 years, 5 months and a day. Mr. Johannes was born on September 16, 1924 in Washington County, IL the son…

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