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It’s Never Too Late to Start Another Story

By: Julie Laakko [email protected] Tuesday was National Read Across America Day, as well as Dr. Seuss’ Birthday. What better way to celebrate than by reading a good book! While there is no shortage of great children’s books out there, sometimes you do not need to look any further than your own town to find a…

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IDPH Reports Another Covid-19 Death in Washington County

Today, Wednesday March 3, Public Health Officials from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported the death of another Washington County resident due to Covid-19. This individual was a male in his 60’s. This brings the total number of deaths in the county to 28. There were 44 additional deaths in the entire state…

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Hornets Win Three

By: Michael Trotter Nashville’s varsity boys basketball team is 8-0 after three easy wins last week. Tuesday the Hornets knocked off conference rival DuQuoin by a score of 65-39. Nashville held a comfortable lead of 12 points at halftime then put the game out of reach when they outscored the Indians by 10 in the…

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Hospitalizations For COVID-19 Continue On a Steady Decline

By: Jerry Nowicki JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected]  SPRINGFIELD – Hospitalizations and positivity rates for COVID-19 in Illinois continued on a steady decline Tuesday, decreasing for the 13th straight week. As of Monday night, the state reported 1,488 individuals were in the hospital with COVID-19, including 361 in intensive care unit beds and 172…

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IDPH Announces 27th Death

Today the Illinois Department of Public Health announced another death in Washington County due to Covid-19, bringing the total number of deaths in the county to 27. The patient was a female in her 90s. Yesterday, Washington County Health Department verified the death IDPH reported on February 8th. The male in his 90’s had been released from isolation at…

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WCVW CILA House Project Prep Continues

Nashville City Council voted to donate $10,000 to the Washington County Vocational Workshop CILA House during their January 21st meeting. The donation will go towards the house’s renovation project, in which they are adding four bedrooms, a laundry room, a wheelchair accessible bathroom, and a wheelchair ramp to the first story of the 2-story Victorian…

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COVID Testing Site At Fairgrounds Feb 6 and 13

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced that there will be a Drive-through Covid-19 testing site at Washington County Fairgrounds on February 6 and again on February 13th. The testing site will be open from 8 am to 4 pm. Simple nasal swabs will be used and you will receive your results by phone call…

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Entire State in Phase 4 Except for Region 4

As of this morning, Regions 8 and 9 moved into Phase 4. Region 4, still in Tier 2 Mitigations, is now the only region in Illinois that has not moved into Phase 4.  According to IDPH, in order to move from Tier 2 to Tier 1, a Region must have:  Test positivity rate between 6.5% and…

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Covid-19 Numbers Continue to Improve

In a press release issued today, Washington County Health Department has confirmed 13 new cases of Covid-19 in the County as of 1/26-1/27.  This brings Washington County’s total case count up to 1,517, with 42 of these cases currently active. One person is currently hospitalized with Covid-19. The county has reported no new deaths, and…

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