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Sheriff’s ReportDecember 14, 2016

Sheriff’s Report December 11 The Washington County Sheriff's Office reported a Residential Burglary from an Ashley, IL residence. December 10 A Washington County Sheriff's Deputy responded to a report of a motorist assist on State Rt. 15 near Stone Church Rd. December 9 The Washington County Sheriff's Office received a report of a motorist assist…

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A Cinematic Wedding For Jes And Kristin Stanley

I remember the day i called to ask if we could rent the movie theater for our wedding ceremony. I remember having to ease my way into the question. Because I assumed that no one else had ever asked to use the movie theater for their wedding. And I knew it would seem like a…

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Warm And Mild November

It’s not every November where temperatures reach into the 70s, but 2016’s November had five days when the high started with a number seven…and two days, November 2 and 3, where the highs were 83 and 80 degrees, respectively! Overall, highs averaged 60.4 degrees according to the weather station at the Nashville Water Plant. Lows…

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Eager Beavers, City, Dedicate New Benches

Nashville Mayor Raymond Kolweier, City Council Member Josh Fark and the members, parents and adult leaders of the Nashville Eager Beavers 4-H Club came together on Saturday, December 3 to dedicate the new benches which were placed in front of the Washington County Courthouse. By Alex Haglund If something seems a little different in front…

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County Board Reorganizes, Appoints Committee Members

By Alex Haglund Immediately following the swearing in of newly elected and reelected county officials, the members of the Washington County Board proceeded from the Judicial Center where the ceremony took place, across the street to their meeting room at the Washington County Courthouse to hold their reorganizational meeting, and a special meeting of the…

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Mt. Vernon Man Killed In I-64 Collision

A traffic collision that occurred at approximately 11:57 p.m., on Friday, December 2, between a pickup truck and a semi on I-64 near the Nashville exit ended with the death of Jon Lair, 45, of Mt. Vernon. Lair’s vehicle, a 2016 Toyota Tundra was traveling eastbound on Interstate 64 near mile post 51.5 when it…

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City Council Approves Ordinance Fixes To Codification

By Alex Haglund The Nashville City Council passed two ordinances related to last year’s recodification of city ordinances and increases of the maximum fines for ordinance violations during their first meeting for December on the evening of Thursday, December 1. The first ordinance was 2016-6. It reads, “an ordinance enacting and adopting supplements to the…

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County Office Holders Sworn In

Washington County Board members take the oath of office administered by Judge Dan Emge on the morning of Thursday, December 1. FROM LEFT, Larry Unverfehrt, Dave Ibendahl, Eric Brammeier, Victor Shubert, Dennis Shemonic, Leo Barczewski and Paul Todd. Kate Muenter was also reelected to the board but was not present. By Alex Haglund Newly elected…

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Shop With A Cop Planned For December 10

By Jill Moon At the November 28 meeting of the Okawville Village Board Chairperson Sarah Deterding of the Police and Liquor Committee reported that the popular Shop with a Cop event will be held on December 10. Volunteers to help with wrapping duties are still needed. Deterding also that the Police Departments’ 2014 and 2015…

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Firefighters Pay Their Respects To “Boch”

A line of firetrucks files under an American flag flown from a firetruck’s ladder as part of the funeral for David “Boch” Bochantin of Nashville, who joined the Nashville Community Fire Protection District as a firefighter on February 6, 1986 and was appointed to the rank of Assistant Fire Chief on April 7, 1994.

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