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Covid Update: Washington County Health Department Reporting 19 Deaths

In their most recent press release, the Washington County Health Department reported 36 new lab-confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Washington County between December 22-December23. The age of those diagnosed range from 11 to 90. These additional cases bring Washington County’s total case count to 1,116, according to Washington County Health Department. Unfortunately, the number of deaths…

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IDPH Reports 3 New Covid-19 Deaths in Washington County

IDPH has reported 6,762 new confirmed and probable cases of Covid-19 in Illinois, as well as 135 new deaths across the state. Of these, IDPH has reported 3 from Washington County. 2 females in their 80’s, and 1 female in her 90’s. According to the IDPH website, this brings Washington County’s total Covid-19 related deaths…

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Nashville Community High School Library Awarded $4,900 Grant

Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White awarded $752,835 in grants to 187 libraries to help them build their fiction and nonfiction collections. It was announced on Friday, December 18th that NCHS’ library was one of several libraries across Illinois chosen for this “Back to Books” grant. “It is important that our libraries have…

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2020 Pet Parade

Washington County Animal Control, Washington County Partners for Pets, and several volunteers decided to brave the snow on Wednesday, December 16th to bring some joy to various locations throughout Nashville. With cows, horses, dogs, a donkey, and more, they paraded by the Washington County Vocational Workshop, Washington County Hospital, and Friendship Manor. They decorated the…

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Covid Update: Washington County At 1,058 Cases, 12 Deaths

This Post Has Been Updated as of 12/22 after the Washington County Health Department Made Corrections to Their Release Washington County Health Department Press Release 12/21/20 24 New lab-confirmed cases of COVID have been reported in Washington County 12/19-12/21: 11-15: 1 Male 16-19: 1 Female; 2 Males 20s: 3 Females; 1 Male 30s: 1 Female; 2…

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Covid-19 Update: Washington County At 1,000 Cases

In a press release issued on Wednesday December 16, the Washington County Health Department reported 1,031 total cases of Covid-19 in Washington County. These are total cases, not active. 49 of these cases have been added as of December 15th and 16th. There are 161 active cases in Washington County, with 55 of these cases…

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Dinah L. Barnhart

Dinah L. Barnhart Dinah Lee Barnhart, 71 of Nashville, passed away at 3:53 p.m. on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at SSM St. Louis University Hospital.  She was born on January 11, 1949 in Nashville, the daughter of Eugene and Lydia Prueshner Hampton.  She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers; John, David and…

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NCHS’s Blue Banner Making Spirits Bright

It’s been looking a lot like Christmas in the halls of Nashville Community High School. The high school’s Blue Banner, sponsored by Sara Kollbaum and Michele Goostree, decided to host a Door Decoration Contest to raise spirits amidst a Covid-19 Christmas. What started as a little throw-back to a tradition of the past quickly became…

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Baldwin Signs On for Full Ride at John A. Logan

Gavin Baldwin will be continuing his baseball career in college as he has signed a letter of intent to play for John A. Logan when he graduates from NCHS. Baldwin, son of Brock and Andrea Baldwin, has been playing baseball for 12 years and has been a starter at NCHS all four years. He has…

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Health Department Announces 4th Covid Death

From Washington County Health Department Our department has been notified of a death of county resident, a male in his 80s, related to complications of COVID-19. Case counts will be updated December 9. Deaths: 4 (1 active, 3 released) Staff are working through cases as quickly as we can; however, as case counts rise, there may be…

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