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KC Interim President Visits With NCHS Board

By Alex Haglund At the March 19 meeting of the Nashville Community High School Board, George Evans, the Interim President of Kaskaskia College, visited with the board and spoke to them about his interest in focusing KC on career education and on getting KC students into jobs. “I come from a CTE (Career and Technical…

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Washington County Hospital Employees Express Anger, Frustration To Board At September Meeting

Washington County Hospital Employees Express Anger, Frustration To Board At September Meeting By Alex Haglund A number of Washington County Hospital employees, both current and past, along with supporters, came to the meeting of the WCH Board of Directors held on Tuesday, September 26, to express their concerns regarding the situation at the hospital, citing…

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NCHS Board Approves Retirement Agreement With Superintendent Ernie Fowler

NCHS Board Approves Retirement Agreement With Superintendent Ernie Fowler Fowler To Receive Compensation As Consideration For Retirement By Alex Haglund The Board of Nashville Community High School approved a retirement agreement with District Superintendent Ernie Fowler following their regular meeting for the month of September, which was held on Monday, September 25, when no action…

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First Day Of Classes Happening Soon

By Alex Haglund It’s August, and that means that school days are nearly here again – classes are back in session with the first day of attendance on Monday, August 14 at both NCHS, District 99, and Nashville Primary/Middle School, District 49. St. Ann School and Trinity–St. John Lutheran School will have classes start the…

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A Great Place For A Good Book – Sierra’s Little Library And New Children’s Section Unveiled At Nashville Public Library

By Alex Haglund     Friday, May 5, was the official unveiling celebration for the newly remodeled children’s section at the Nashville Public Library, “Sierra’s Little Ray Of Sunshine,” named for Sierra Wilder, whose name, BELOW, is embroidered on “the stump”, a cozy reading nook being used by Johnathan Bronke, ABOVE. More than just a quiet…

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Fishing Derby Winners and Some Confusion

    ABOVE, the photo of the two girls who were not initially recognized as the winners of the fishing derby held on Sunday, May 7, Kylie Davis, 12, LEFT, who caught a 22 1/2″ catfish, and Hailey Kolweier, 10, RIGHT, who caught an 8 1/4″ bluegill. The winners trophies were presented to Mr. Szopinski and…

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Fire Department Puts Out Smoking Car At Kroger Lot

  By Alex Haglund The Nashville Fire Protection District and other area emergency personnel responded to the Nashville Kroger parking lot for a car fire at approximately 10 a.m. Thursday, May 11. While the flames were extinguished before the firetruck arrived (other firefighters had already been at the scene), bystanders watched as steam billowed out…

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Lindsay Charged With Drug Induced Homicide For Ellerbusch Death

On Friday April 28, 2017 Shane R. Lindsay, 22, of Okawville, was arrested by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Lindsay was jailed in connection to the January 1, 2017 death of Dakota Ellerbusch, 18, of Ashley. Lindsay appeared in Washington County Court on Monday May 1, 2017 and formally charged by the Washington County State’s…

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Million Dollar Students – NCHS Seniors Bring Home Big Scholarship Money

Nashville Community High School reported that its seniors were awarded approximately $996,000 in academic scholarships to the various colleges they are headed to in the fall. By Alex Haglund     If education is an investment, that investment is showing returns for a group of 26 seniors at Nashville Community High School. Those seniors have, collectively,…

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