Area News

County Approves 2018 Audit Results

By Leah Williams The Washington County Board heard a summary of the 2018 fiscal year audit during its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 11, and while some of the news was positive, the board was cautioned about its financial future. Gary Malawy delivered the results of the 2018 audit, and he stated that the results…

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Washington County Summer Lunch Programs In Full Swing

By Leah Williams A new program in Nashville looks to help feed the young community during the summer months. TWIGS has been dishing out meals from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Nashville Middle School since June 3. The program serves meals for children up to age 18 years old, and the menu include several…

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Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party Held At Memorial Park

By Leah Williams Memorial Park became a haven for younger readers this Monday, June 10, when the Nashville Public Library held its annual kickoff party for the summer reading program. Several area children played games and jumped on bounce houses during the carnival event while also getting their materials for the beginning of the program.…

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City Terminates K-9 Agreement

By Leah Williams The Nashville City Council voted to terminate its agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police at its meeting on Thursday, June 6, Nashville Police Officer Jared Wilke addressed the council during the public comment section of the meeting. Wilke said he and the dog finished training earlier this year and have been…

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Local Companies Express Concern Over Driver Shortage

By Leah Williams The books may have been put away for another year, the last routes have been run, but the summer months have many concerned about local school transportation in the coming school year. Representatives from local bus companies say they are experiencing a “crisis” in gaining new interest in fulfilling their regular routes.…

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Heritage Days Returns To Okawville This Weekend

“Come join us” on June 8th and 9th in celebrating 37 years of this annual event. Heritage Days, hosted by the Heritage House Museum Association of Okawville, Illinois, will be sure to take you back to a quieter time and give visitors a glimpse of the past. This family event will delight folks of all…

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NCHS Graduation Photo Gallery

The Nashville Community High School commencement was held on Sunday, May 26, in Assembly Hall. Congratulations to the Class of 2019! Here is a gallery from the event.  

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Tax Exemption Hearing Held On Status Of Former King Property

By Leah Williams Several community expressed concern at a hearing that was held by the Washington County Board of Review on Tuesday, May 21, over an application that would exempt from tax revenue. Community Link was gifted the $750,000 King Property in the Windswept Acres subdivision last May for the use of becoming a group…

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Mosquito Awareness Materials To Be Distributed Throughout City

The city will be distributing materials informing its citizens about the hazards of standing water and the breeding of mosquitoes, the council learned at its meeting on Thursday, May 16. After considering the cost of distributing a mailer throughout the city, the council authorized the use of employees to hand deliver the information brochure door-to-door…

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Area Veterans Take Honor Flight To Washington, D.C.

The fifth Honor Flight of Southern Illinois gave 85 veterans the chance to visit, and Lee Jett and Lee Borowiak  of Nashville were two of the selected former servicemen to board. The trip was held on Tuesday, May 14. The flight began at 4 a.m., and the journey included stops at the various memorials in…

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