Virginia Novack

Virginia Novack Virginia, nee Cox, Novack was born on August 6, 1923 in East St. Louis, IL to Rufus and Goldie, nee Stephenson, Cox.  She married LaVerne Herzig in 1939 and they were divorced in 1946.  She then married Theodore Novack in 1949.  She died Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Washington County Hospital in Nashville,…

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Theresa Czajkowski

Theresa Czajkowski Mrs. Theresa Czajkowski of Ashley, IL, departed this life at Friendship Manor Healthcare Center in Nashville, IL on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 1:30 PM.  She had attained the age of 97 years, a month and 24 days. Mrs. Czajkowski was born on Match 22, 1923 in Washington County, IL the daughter of Anthony…

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Washington County Now At 17 COVID-19 Cases

The health department said Sunday afternoon that there is another (1) lab-confirmed COVID-19 case in a Washington County resident, a female healthcare worker in her 40s. “She is isolated at home with mild symptoms,” the department said. “The health department continues to follow up with active cases as well all identified close cases.  Another case has…

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Sandra L. Turner

Sandra L. Turner Sandra L. Turner, 81 of Nashville, passed away at 6:07 a.m. on Friday, May 15, 2020 at Washington County Hospital in Nashville.  She was born November 11, 1938 in Edwards County, Illinois, the daughter of Doyle and Cathryn Shield Collins.  She married David Turner on January 14, 1962 in Albion and he…

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Health Department Releases Update, No New Positive Cases In the County

The Washington County Health Department released a statement Friday afternoon that while more tests have been conducted, there are no new reported coronavirus cases at this time. The report from the department stated that there have been 257 negative results reported. The summary of the county’s sixteen (16) confirmed cases are: 2 active 14 released from isolation 0…

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Summer Concert Series on Courthouse Lawn Canceled

An annual Thursday evening concert series held on the Washington County Courthouse lawn has been canceled for this coming summer, organizers say. The decision to not have any of the events was due to the growing health concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. The Summer Concert series drew large crowds to the downtown area, as people…

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Alvin H. Aussieker

Alvin H. Aussieker Alvin Henry Aussieker, 98 of Hoyleton, passed away at 7:03 a.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at the home of his daughter Ruth and husband Mike Czerwonka where he had lived for the last 6 years since leaving the farm. He was born on December 20, 1921 in Hoyleton, the son of…

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David Bening

David Bening Mr. David Bening of Addieville, IL departed this life at his residence surrounded by his family on Monday, May 11, 2020 at 10:16 A.M. He had attained the age of 59 years, 11 months and 1 day. David was born in Belleville, IL on June 10, 1960 the son of Norbert and LaVerne…

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Dennis W. Engelman

Dennis W. Engelman Mr. Dennis W. Engelman of Nashville, IL, departed this life at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 5:22 PM.  He had attained the age of 71 years, 10 months and 5 days. Mr. Engelman was born on July 5, 1948 at Nashville, IL the son of…

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Spreading COVID-19 in Social Gatherings

by Michael J. Ainscough, MD, MPH As the case numbers of coronavirus are now peaking in many large cities, nearly all states have started to relax restrictions and reopen sectors of the economy and society. Some localities are easing restrictions without meeting federal or state criteria. Reopening carries a risk, but the impact won’t be…

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