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Talking ShopJan. 28, 2015 Classic Photo

Talking Shop This photo comes from the Nashville News archive and of course, has no accompanying information. If you know who any of these people are or what is happening here, drop us a line and let us know.

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It Happened HereJan. 28, 2015

It Happened Here Eighty Years Ago 1935 A northwest wind sent temperatures plunging 60 degrees overnight. The Okaw River and some of its tributaries overflowed after heavy rains. All deeds for the land necessary to build the Black Diamond Trail from New Minden to Carlyle were signed and sent to the state highway department. The…

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New Illinois Laws Taking Effect In 2015

By Tom Speedie Attorney At Law In the Illinois General Assembly, even numbered years, when members are running for reelection, are referred to as “rules years.” Laws passed during rules years are generally supposed to be limited to appropriations, fiscal matters, and state government emergency operations. About 200 laws took effect at the beginning of…

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Ask A PastorJan. 21, 2015

By Scott T. Sharp, Pastor First Baptist Church, Nashville Question: What are your hopes/goals/expectations for the coming year? Here are some goals I’m hoping to accomplish this year. Perhaps the following list will serve as an inspiration to you as well. 1. I’m going to read my Bible more often. 2. I’m going to spend…

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Taking A Sword To CancerJan. 21, 2015 Classic Photo

Taking A Sword To Cancer This photo of a woman pointing towards somewhere near Maryland (that’s a map behind the American Cancer Society banner) with what looks like a giant cocktail olive sword comes from The Nashville News archive. No information was found with the photo. If you know what is happening here, let us…

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January 14 Classic Photo: “Dig In!”

The call out from the January 14 Classic Photo, “Dig In!”resulted in Irvington-area historian Ralph McTall contacting The Nashville News. This photo though was more a matter of family than history for McTall though, who stated that the picture showed both Nancy Beguelin and his own mother, Evelyn McTall. McTall had won 14 trees in…

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It Happened HereJan. 21, 2015

It Happened Here Eighty Years Ago 1935 Leslie Paul succeeded his father, H.H. Paul, as head of the Paul Hardware Co. The Washco Wholesale Grocers Warehouse was burglarized with over $600 in merchandise stolen. W.E. and Frank O’Bryan resumed publication of the Washington County Gazette in Ashley. There were 74 teachers serving in one-room schools…

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Milkweed PlantsJan. 21, 2015Master Gardener Scoop

Milkweed Plants By Debbie Czarnopys-White, Master Gardener Although it’s still way too early to know when we can get out into our gardens, it’s a good time to start thinking about gardening a little differently. If there’s anyone who loves a well-ordered, neat and tidy garden, you may have to work with this way of…

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Benefits of Saving Heirloom SeedsMaster Gardener ScoopJan. 14, 2015

Benefits of Saving Heirloom Seeds By Debbie Czarnopys-White, Master Gardener Last fall, master gardeners presented a program at the Nashville Public Library on the reasons to save heirloom seeds. It’s time to revisit that idea as we hope to turn it into an on-going community project. We are approaching spring and the time to begin…

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It Happened HereJan. 14, 2015

It Happened Here Eighty Years Ago 1935 Ferdinand Harre was a Republican candidate for supervisor for Nashville Township. Gus Toethemeyer was also a candidate. J.H. Gaebe was re-elected president of the Board of directors of the first National Bank in Nashville. The Huegely Mill began operating on a three-day work week. TheChicago Motor Club urged…

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