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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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Garrett Krohne named Editor at Nashville News

We are very excited to introduce our new Editor, Garrett Krohne. Krohne is a 2014 graduate of Okawville Jr. Sr. High School. He then obtained his Associates Degree through Southwestern Illinois College and Kaskaskia College before transferring to Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville for his Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications.  Although growing up a Rocket, this is…

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NOTS Logistics Celebrates 40 Years

NASHVILLE, IL (July 1, 2021) — NOTS Logistics, a third-party logistics provider (3PL) in southern Illinois, today is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a ceremony honoring the people that have helped build the business and the region it has called home for four decades. Leaders from across southern Illinois came together at NOTS Logistics Headquarters…

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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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Illinois Department of Public Health Announces $235 Million Investment to Expand COVID-19 Testing in Middle and High Schools

SPRINGFIELD – In an effort to ensure in-person learning can fully resume as quickly and safely as possible, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced a $235 million investment to expand access to covidSHIELD testing to middle and high schools across the state at low or no cost. The covidSHIELD test, which was…

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SSM Health in Illinois Invites Community to Observe Moment of Silence

Effort will honor health care and essential workers, first responders and others impacted by COVID-19  Mt. Vernon, IL (April 27, 2021) – As we continue working together to bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic in our community and across our nation, SSM Health invites local government agencies, our business community, friends and neighbors to…

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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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NMS Girls Basketball Win Regional Championship

By: Julie Laakko-Swanson news@nashnews.net For what they believe to be a first in NMS Girls Basketball history, the Nashville Middle School Girls Basketball team finished their season undefeated with 14-0 record. The girls finished their season at home against Pinckneyville in the SIJHSAA Class M Regional Championship on Thursday, April 15th. “I give credit to…

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NMS Girls Basketball Move Into Championship Undefeated

By: Julie Laakko news@nashnews.net The Nashville Middle School Girls Basketball team won the semi-final SIJHSAA Class M regional over Sesser-Valier at NMS on Tuesday, April 13th. This win brings their record to 13-0, and to their final game against Pinckneyville on Thursday, April 15 at 5:30 pm. NMS still has the #1 Seed, so the…

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State Pausing Use of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – On advice of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Illinois will pause distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson. The federal agencies made that recommendation Tuesday morning after reporting rare and severe blood clots in six…

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