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75th Annual Washington County Fair Slated for July 10- July 14

The Washington County Fair will celebrate its 75th year this year. The fair will run July 10 – 14. Grandstand Schedule Tuesday, July 10 will feature an ITPA Tractor Pull beginning at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, July 11, will be a Mini Demolition Derby. On Thursday, July 12, the community is invited to participate in…

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City Sets Hours For Holiday Trash Pickup, Dumpsters On Weekends

By Alex Haglund The Nashville City council has listened to comments from citizens and at their second June meeting, held on the evening of Thursday, June 21, set weekend hours for the dumpsters at the city street shed. The dumpsters “go out whenever the guys come in to sweep,” street department superintendent Rich Schuette told…

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Chamber Seeking Board Member

Speedie, Habbe, Reelected The Nashville Chamber of Commerce held elections at their meeting on Tuesday, June 12, and Tom Speedie was reelected Chamber President and Sara Habbe was reelected to the board. No one else present ran for any board positions and there is a seat for the board that is currently unfilled. To be…

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Friday Deadline For July 4

The Nashville News Needs Submissions Early Before Holiday Independence Day is coming up in one week. In observance of the holiday, The Nashville News will have an early deadline, at 12 p.m. (noon), on Friday, June 29. Please send all news and article submission to us by email at news@nashnews.net. Any classified or display ads…

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Take Me Out To The Ball Game…And The Fireworks Too!

Busy Week Ahead For Washington County Historical Society By Alex Haglund The Washington County Historical Society has a lot happening over the next week, including the final deadline for the Washington County, Illinois History and Families Book, as well as the “Old Fashioned Base Ball Game”, both of which are on Saturday, June 30. The…

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Clean and Green

Eager Beavers Day Of Service The Nashville Eager Beavers 4-H Club spent Saturday, June 9, at the Centralia Clean and Green Recycling Center. Members helped the local residents unload their recyclables and then sort them for packaging to the various recycling outlets. The Eager Beavers would like to remind the community to utilize the recycling…

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Goostree Finishes Eagle Scout Project

Jack Goostree standing next to his Eagle Scout project. Nashville Eagle Candidate’s Project Was Rebuilding Outhouse Destroyed By Storm At Historic McKelvey School Jack Goostree, a member of Boy Scout Troop 127, recently completed a rebuild of the old outhouse at McKelvey School House for the Washington County Historical Society. The outhouse was completely destroyed…

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Getting Ready For Hofbraufest

Hoyleton – June 20, 2018 Patricia Rensing rensing1@hotmail.com The 50th Annual Hoyleton Hofbraufest is featuring a parade on Saturday, July 7 at 4 p.m. The route will travel down Rt 177, to Main Street, and will end at the Village Park. The Committee has been soliciting entries in honor of the half century of Hofbraufest’s…

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Hey Augustine On The Courthouse Lawn

“Hey Augustine” was this week’s Free Concert on the Courthouse Lawn, presented by the Washington County Arts Council. Hey Augustine played music to the crowd for two hours on June 14. On June 21, Twilight Band will play on the Courthouse Lawn beginning at 6 pm.

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