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City Of Nashville Hires Two New Employees

City Of Nashville Hires Two New Employees By Alex Haglund The City of Nashville announced two new hires at their first meeting of the month, held on the evening of Thursday, November 2. The first hire was a full time administrative assistant, Nashville resident, Taylor Kesel, who will be working at both the Nashville Police…

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Multiple Fatalities Following Traffic Crash On IL-15 West of Nashville

Multiple Fatalities Following Traffic Crash On IL-15 West of Nashville The Nashville News received the following Press Release from the office of Washington County Coroner Mark Styninger: At 4:36 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1st, our office was dispatched to the scene of a multiple fatality traffic crash on Illinois State Route 15 near Madison Road,…

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Washington County Joins Lawsuit Against Narcotic Manufacturers

Washington County Joins Lawsuit Against Narcotic Manufacturers On Monday, October 30, the office of Washington County State’s Attorney Daniel Bronke released the following statement with regards to a large multi-entity lawsuit seeking to holding narcotic manufacturers and distributors responsible for their part in the opioid epidemic. Bronke stated that the actual legal filing was over…

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City Takes Action In Support Of Historical Society, Community Center

City Takes Action In Support Of Historical Society, Community Center By Alex Haglund The Nashville City Council approved a donation for the Washington County Historical Society (WCHS) and an abatement of city utilities for the Nashville Community Center (CCN) at their meeting held on the evening of Thursday, October 19. In addition to the financial…

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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 Statement Following Approval Of Superintendent Fowler’s Retirement Agreement

NCHS Board Statement Following Approval Of Superintendent Fowler’s Retirement Agreement The Board of Nashville Community High School District 99 approved a retirement agreement for Superintendent Ernie Fowler at a meeting held on Monday and Tuesday, September 25 and 26. While there was no official comments from the board at the meeting,  a brief statement was…

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County Board Approves Ambulance Fee Increase

By Alex Haglund The Washington County Board approved ambulance rate changes which were proposed by board member Victor Shubert, who worked on the changes with Washington County Ambulance Department Administrator John Felchlia. The changes were presented to the board at the meeting held on Tuesday, September 12. The fee changes were based on a weighted…

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Citizens Attend Council Meeting In Support Of Hopfingers

Misty Gregory, of Woodlawn, was one of those who spoke to the Nashville City Council in support of Greg Hopfinger. By Alex Haglund Numerous citizens and others who know dismissed Nashville Police Lieutenant Greg Hopfinger and his wife, police secretary Melissa Hopfinger, attended the meeting of the Nashville City Council meeting held on Thursday, September…

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Emotional Statements Heard, No Action Taken By NCHS Board Regarding Fowler

By Alex Haglund Following the publication of the “Volleyball” column by Nashville Community High School Superintendent Ernie Fowler and the ensuing fallout from it, the NCHS board called a special meeting which was held at starting at 6 p.m. on the evening of Wednesday, September 6. Along with the members of the board (all members…

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