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Outrage, Controversy Following “Volleyball”

By Alex Haglund Outrage and a flurry of media coverage have occurred in the wake of The Nashville News publishing “Volleyball”, the column by Nashville Community High School Superintendent Ernie Fowler, in the Wednesday, August 30 edition of the newspaper. The Nashville News did not hear anything about the column on the day of its…

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West Nile Mosquitoes Found At Memorial Park

By Alex Haglund Mosquitoes at Memorial Park in Nashville have tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to Babs Frederking, RN, of the Washington County Health Department. Frederking has been testing populations of mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile and contacted the Nashville News about the Memorial Park mosquitoes. The testing that discovered the…

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Changing Time Zones, Big Portions And Lots Of New People

Maksym Kuzhdin in front of NCHS. Ukrainian Exchange Student Maksym Kuzhdin’s First Week In Nashville By Maksym Kuzhdin “Hello! I’m Maks, an exchange student from Ukraine” – a few dozens of Nashville citizens have heard this phrase from me, and now I have this wonderful opportunity to introduce myself to the whole town community. Before…

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August 21, 2017 – The Great American Eclipse

The eclipse’s totality, occurring at about 1:20 p.m., as visible from Oakdale. By Alex Haglund The eclipse of August 21, 2017 passed over southern Illinois and Washington County Monday with totality occurring at about 1:20 p.m. As the moment approached and the sun’s light was blocked by the moon, the skies grew dim and the…

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Zoning Department Head Tells County Board Home Construction Is On Upswing

By Alex Haglund The Washington County Board held their regular meeting for August on Tuesday, August 8, meeting at an earlier time than normal, 4:15 p.m., after they took a tour that began at 3 p.m. of several county buildings including the Sheriff’s Department and the Courthouse basement vaults. The board heard from Zoning Coordinator…

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City Council Approves Road Closures For Fall Festival

By Alex Johannes The Nashville City Council met for a meeting last Thursday evening at Nashville City Hall. A request was previously brought to the Council by Chamber President Tom Speedie at the July 20 meeting, was approved at this meeting, which allows for road closures for the Fall Festival. The street closures will be…

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Dark Sun: August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse Over Washington County

The Eclipse’s totality, when the sun is completely blocked by the moon and only the solar corona is visible, should be able to be seen in southern Washington County at around 1:20 p.m., Monday, August 21. (Photo from Nasa.gov, Image S. Habbal, M. Druckmüller and P. Aniol) By Alex Haglund Imagine if you will, what…

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Senator Durbin Visits Washington County Hospital

    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D–IL), speaks with Dr. Ginger Fewell, Washington County Hospital Board Member Dale Blohm, and WCH CEO and President Nancy Newby before a meeting at WCH on the morning of Friday, July 7. By Alex Haglund Illinois’ Senior United States Senator Dick Durbin (D–IL) paid a visit to Washington County Hospital…

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