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Registration Information for NCHS Students 2022

All Nashville Community High School students are asked to register for the 2022-2023 school year using the online registration portal that is tentatively set to open on July 18th. Parents will find instructions when you sign in to your Skyward account. Registration in the building will be by appointment only Tuesday August 2nd through Thursday…

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Okawville Man Arrested After High Speed Pursuit

By Leah Williams An Okawville man has been arrested more than two weeks after allegedly leading authorities in a high-speed pursuit with a stolen motorcycle and stealing fuel from a local business. Brandon Therion, 25, appeared in Washington County Court via Zoom on Thursday, pleading not guilty to possession of a stolen vehicle, a Class…

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Fatal Car Accident

By Leah Williams A 38-year-old Hoyleton was killed in an accident near Irvington on Friday morning. According to Washington County Coroner Mark Styninger, his office was dispatched at 9:41 a.m. to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Tower Road, a half mile north of Holly Road near Irvington. Reports indicate that Carrie M. Shopinski…

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Nashville Police Showcases New Equipment for City Council

By Leah Williams The Nashville City Council got a first-hand look at its recent purchase for the police department during its regular meeting on June 16. Nashville Police Chief Brian Fletcher presented a demonstration on the new body-worn cameras and tasers. One of the key features of the body cameras, Fletcher said, is the ability…

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Country Mart to Remain Open Until March 2022

For three years, Country Mart has been a source for groceries for the Nashville community and surrounding areas. On Nov. 30, the 29 employees were informed by their owner, Admiral Parkway Owner and President Joe Koeppis, they would have to close at the end of December due to income, issues with their refrigeration units, and…

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NCHS School Board Meets, Discusses Return To School Plan

The Nashville School Board met last Tuesday, July 20th for their monthly meeting. It was their last meeting before the beginning of the upcoming school year which will start on Aug. 12th. The school received an IDEA room and board payment as well as a reimbursement for their digital equity grant at the end of…

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Top Ag Cooperative Purchases Oberbeck Grain Co.

Top Ag Cooperative continues to expand in every direction. In 2020, the company acquired Terrayne in Venedy, and in May of 2021 they bought Weichert’s Seed Co. in Nashville. The expansion continued last week when they officially bought Oberbeck Grain Company. The grain storage facility was formerly owned by Bob and Luci Luitjohan. With the…

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Miss Washington County Pageant Crowns 2021 Winners

         On Monday July 12, Nashville Middle School was the setting for the 2021 Miss Washington County Pageant. Megan Cook, Abby Riechmann, Elly Szopinski, and Laney Renth were the four contestants competing for the Miss Washington County Crown. For the Junior Miss competition, the participants were Anna Herzig, Rylee Habbe, Lexy Spratt, and Mabry…

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Health Department Offers Update On Mask Mandate

Washington County Health Department- On May 13, 2021, CDC updated their recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People. Someone is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after they have received their second dose of Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or 2 weeks after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  IDPH has updated their public health recommendations to match the…

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House Passes Bill to Reclassify Small-Amount Drug Possession as Misdemeanor

Bill expands expungement eligibility, treatment programs for drug possession offenses By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinois smansur@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — A bill to lessen penalties for possessing and selling small amounts of drugs, including heroin and cocaine, narrowly passed out of the state House of Representatives Wednesday after a contentious debate. The discussion over House Bill…

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