Evelyn E. Piotrowski

Mrs. Evelyn Esther (Decker) Piotrowski of Ashley, IL departed this life at her residence on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 4:30 PM.  She had attained the age of 89 years, 7 months and 11 days. Evelyn was born on July 13, 1929 in Pilot Knob Township, Washington County, IL, the daughter of Walter and Ann…

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Gilbert H. Greten

Gilbert H. Greten Gilbert H. Greten, 86, of New Athens, IL; born on August 16, 1932 in Lively Grove, IL; passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, IL. Mr. Greten was a truck driver for 19 years with Behnken Truck Service. He then drove for Todd Uniform Service…

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Melvin J. Tucker

Melvin J. Tucker Melvin Joseph Tucker died Feb. 10, following a three-year battle with cancer. He was 77. Mel was a friend to everyone and a hero to those who knew him well. He was born in New Athens, Illinois, on March 19, 1941. There he attended St. Anthony’s grade school and Okawville High School.…

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IBCA Announces All-State Teams

The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association released their 2018-19 Girls Basketball teams for Class 1A and Class 2A this past week. The IBCA named two members of the Hornettes to the teams. Senior Libby Ahlers was named to the Third-Team. Junior Rylee Luechtefeld was named Special Mention. Ahlers led the Hornettes with 10.9 points per game.…

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Maschhoff Advances To Sectionals In Three-Point Showdown

It took a shoot-off, but NCHS senior Jacob Maschhoff advanced to Sectionals in the IHSA Three-Point Showdown. Maschhoff was one of four shooters to shoot for Nashville before the Regional Championship game against Wesclin in Carlyle. Joe Morris, Buzz Ritzel, and Bryce Donato shot for Nashville as well. Seven was a lucky number as six…

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Hornets Win Regional Championship

For the fourth consecutive year, the Nashville Hornets are Regional Champions. The Hornets defeated Carlyle and Wesclin to win the IHSA Class 2A Carlyle Regional. Nashville will play West Frankfort in the IHSA Class 2A DuQuoin Sectional on February 27 at 7 p.m. The Hornets are 31-2 on the season. Nashville had little trouble in…

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Launius Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at All Ag Banquet

Dr. Steve W. Launius was awarded the Lifetime Achivement award on Friday, February 22, during the 67th annual All Ag Banquet held at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Launius received three degrees from SIUC, two in the College of Agricultural Sciences. He received his bachelor of science degree in agricultural education; his master of science degree…

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DuBois Polish Fest Celebrates 25 Years This Weekend

The village of DuBois will be welcoming guests this weekend as it celebrates its 25th annual Casimir Pulaski Day. The Polish Fest begins with an antique tractor show at 9 a.m. at the Knights Of Columbus Hall. Show cars are welcome. A polka mass will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church…

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Library Begins Book Cart Fundraiser

Readers who can’t get enough books can now put their growing book habit to good use. The Nashville Public Library began an ongoing book sale fundraiser to help purchase a new book cart for the library. Library Director Kelsey Schaepperkoetter said donated books are now on display for patrons to purchase. Schaepperkoetter said the library…

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Gustave C. “Gus” Unverfehrt

Gustave C. “Gus” Unverfehrt Gustav C. (Gus) Unverfehrt Jr, 90 of Hoyleton, entered his heavenly rest at 2:50 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 at Cedarhurst Care Center in Centralia.  He was born on April 10th, 1928 in Washington County, the son of Gustav F. And Clara (Twenhafel) Unverfehrt, Sr. He was baptized on April 22nd, 1928…

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