City Council Approves $282,500 Bid To Paint Water Towers

By Leah Williams The Nashville City Council agreed on Thursday evening to pay the low bid that will paint the city’s three water towers. Councilman Doug Hargan explained to the council at its regular meeting that there were two bids that had been submitted for the city project, and one of the bids were “nearly…

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Rainbow Ranch Introduces “Captain” To Its Petting Zoo

By Leah Williams Captain, the three-year-old red kangaroo, arrived at the Rainbow Ranch a few weeks ago, and he is already making himself at home. Rainbow Ranch owner Alan Blumhorst said he received the newest animal to the ranch from Double R Escorts of Jackson, MO, which provides camel rides at the Lady of the…

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Hornets Win Ninth Straight

The Nashville Hornets opened up Southern Illinois River to River Conference Mississippi Division play with two dominating wins over Anna-Jonesboro and Sparta this past week. The Hornets followed those two wins up with wins over Mater Dei and Murphysboro. Nashville moved their record to 12-2 on the season with nine straight wins. The Nashville Hornets…

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Althoff Named Coach Of The Year

  After a year in which he led the Nashville Hornettes to a Regional Championship, and a Sectional Championship, Doug Althoff was named Class 2A Coach of the Year by the Southern Illinois Coaches Association. The Hornettes finished the season with a 22-11 this season. Nashville won their opening tournament of the season, the NIT.…

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Henrietta D. Kramper

Henrietta D. Kramper Henrietta D. Kramper, nee Wienstroer, 95, of Lively Grove, IL born March 14, 1924 in Johannisburg Twp., Wash. Co., IL, died Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Mar-Ka Nursing Home, Mascoutah, IL. She was a retired Dental Assistant and a homemaker.  She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Lively Grove, IL…

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Leslie A. Brammeier

Leslie A. Brammeier Leslie A. Brammeier of Oakdale, IL, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 12:25 PM.  He had attained the age of 81 years, 6 months and a day. Leslie was born in Pilot Knob Township, Washington County, IL, on October 2, 1937, the…

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Marie M. Frisch

Marie M. Frisch Marie M. Frisch, 100, of Mount Vernon, Illinois formerly of Scheller, Illinois passed away at 5:30 A.M. March 28, 2019 at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born November 1, 1918 in Dubois, Illinois to the late Adam and Margaret (Mydler) Kerry. She married Adolph M. Frisch on…

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Bernice H. Janowski

Bernice H. Janowski Bernice Helen Janowski, 86, of Scheller, IL, passed away at 4:35 A.M., Monday, April 1, 2019 at the SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL. Bernice had been a homemaker and had worked at McGraw Hill Book Publishing Company for thirteen and a half years.  She was a member of…

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Lavern W. Wreath

Lavern W. Wreath Lavern W. Wreath, 85, of Litchfield, IL passed away on March 29, 2019 at 12:25 A.M. at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL. He was born on April 12, 1933 in Nashville, IL, the son of the late Thomas and Emilia (Lange) Wreath. He married the former Gertrude Ploczizka on May…

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William Furling

William Furling William “Bill” Furling III, loving husband, son and father, passed away November 25, 2018, at the age of 57. Known to family and friends as Trey, he was born November 24,1961 in Indianapolis, Indiana, to William and Delores (Frey) Furling. Trey was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Springfield, IL. He…

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