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NCHS Teacher Steve Browne Up For Award

     The Recording Academy and Grammy Museum recently announced the list of quarter finalists for the 2022 Music Educator Award, which is presented annually during GRAMMY Week in partnership with the Recording Academy. 219 music teachers from 204 cities are in the running, along with an additional 189 legacy applicants from 2021, who will also be…

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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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A Good Time…For Polka!

Dave Hylla And Good Time Polka Plays At Courthouse Dave Hylla and the Good Time Polka band performed a well-attended show on the evening of Thursday, June 7, on the east lawn of the Washington County Courthouse. This was the first concert to be held back at the venue since moving to the park while…

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Monster Killing Time At NCHS

Demons, dwarves, elves, faeries, football players and cheerleaders…and a dungeon master. This weekend, the world of fantasy smashes headlong into the world of high school when the Nashville Community High School Drama Club presents “She Kills Monsters: Young Adventurer’s Edition”, by Qui Nguyen. Performances of the play will be on the NCHS Auditorium stage at…

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So Far Away, Yet So Close…

NCHS Ukrainian exchange student Maksym Kuzhdin helps to facilitate a Skype conversation between his NCHS Classmates, TOP, and his classmates from school back home in Ukraine, BELOW. By Alex Haglund Despite a geographic gulf of thousands of miles, on the morning of Thursday, March 1, a group of students from NCHS and another from a…

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Eagle’s Flight

Adele Moore and Rachael Heaton remove a bald eagle from a pet carrier. The eagle was being released back into the wild after being rehabilitated. By Alex Haglund The crowd at the ball fields in New Minden was not deterred by the gray, rainy weather on Saturday morning. Those present were out to see something…

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Hopfinger Files Suit Against Fletcher, City

By Alex Haglund Former Nashville Police Department Lieutenant Greg Hopfinger has brought a civil case against his superior, Police Chief Brian Fletcher, and against the City of Nashville in a lawsuit filed in United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on February 12. Hopfinger was dismissed from the Police Department, along with…

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NCHS Choir Performs At IMEC

The NCHS Mixed Choir, with soloist Amy Harriss, RIGHT, performed at the Illinois Music Educators Convention in Peoria on Saturday, January 26. Photo Courtesy of Carol Haley NCHS Choir Performs At IMEC By Steve Browne NCHS Music Department On January 26, 2018 the Nashville Community High School Mixed Choir performed, in my opinion, one of…

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State Police Seek Black Sedan In Fatal Hit-And-Run On I-64

Illinois State Police Seek Black Sedan In Fatal Hit-And-Run On I-64 Ervin Goeden, 93, Killed By Friday Crash Ervin Goeden, 93, of Omaha, Neb., was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Friday, January 5, on I-64 eastbound near the 47.5 mile marker, with the crash occurring at approximately 5:05 p.m. The preliminary release from District…

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