Area News

Winter Wreaks Havoc For County Highway Dept.; Only 3 of 5 Plows Are Operating

County Engineer Kiefer Heiman informed the Washington County Board that the winter weather storms in January and February have had quite an impact on the county’s roadways. Heiman said during the county board meeting on Tuesday, February 12, that the department has been running at fewer plows due to unexpected maintenance issues. “If you are…

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National FFA Week Is This Week

By Alex Johannes Chapter Reporter The Nashville FFA Chapter will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 16-23, 2019. This FFA Week embraces more than 91 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. Nearly 670,000 members will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels. These members have a…

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City Purchases Upgrade To Police Dept. Software

By Leah Williams The Nashville City Council approved the purchase of software improvements to its lawman software services during its regular meeting on Thursday, February 7. Police Chief Brian Fletcher informed the council members that the report logging system is being used by both the police department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. He said…

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Welcome To America: More Than 60 Become US Citizens During Ceremony At KC

CENTRALIA – There were a lot of smiles and cheers as dozens of new citizens were sworn in during a naturalization ceremony held at the Lifelong Learning Center on the Kaskaskia College campus Friday morning. U.S. District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel presided over the ceremony, adding that each of the new citizens should be proud of…

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Nashville Grad, Band Play For Shot At Pointfest Performance

A Metro East band with ties to Nashville will be playing this weekend for a chance to land a spot on one of the biggest alternative music festivals in the region. The Relyness takes the stage at Pop’s in Sauget for The Road to Pointfest session one finals. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. with…

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Super Wings For Super Sunday

Volunteers are hard at work in the kitchen of the Community Center of Nashville on Sunday afternoon. The fundraiser served up approximately 400 pounds of wings to hungry patrons before the big game. Rhett Renken said the benefit is in its fourth year, and this year was the highest amount fried wings in the fundraiser’s…

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Investor Pays $15.5 Million For Local Manufacturing Facility

Stan Johnson Company, one of the nation’s premier net lease brokerage firms, has completed the sale of a 276,887-square-foot industrial building that serves as a manufacturing facility for Grupo Antolin, a tier one automotive parts supplier. The heavy manufacturing property, at 18355 Enterprise Avenue in Nashville. According to a press release, the tenant has occupied…

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Jr. Hornettes Advance To State

The Nashville Middle School Jr. Hornettes are back in the SIJHSAA State Tournament. The Jr. Hornettes defeated Fairfield in the Regional Championship game before defeating Goreville in the first round of the State Tournament.  The Jr. Hornettes then fell to Okawville 41-30 in the Semi-Finals. Nashville will play for Third Place Friday night at 6…

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Local Author Invites Readers to Let Loose With New Book

Jenny Middleton will be on hand at the Nashville Public Library on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. signing copies of her book “The Red Bra.” The novel chronicles the misadventures of a wayward piece of clothing. Middleton of Nashville said the idea for the book began several years ago when she and her friend,…

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