Area News

Oakdale Eggstravaganza Celebrates 26 Years

Soon after the horns blared, hundreds of hunters raced to the acres to collect eggs during the massive Oakdale Eggstravaganza Easter egg hunt The 26th annual event included an array of seasonal activities for families. Some of those activities included a tour through the Easter Egg Factory, an egg toss, a petting zoo, inflatables, live…

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NCHS Board Votes To Retain Althoff As Hornettes Head Coach

By Leah Williams After deliberating for more than four and a half hours in closed session, the Nashville Community High School Board decided to retain Doug Althoff as its head coach for the Honrettes girls’ basketball team during its meeting on Monday, April 15. The decision came after scores of supporters showed up at the…

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City Council Approves $282,500 Bid To Paint Water Towers

By Leah Williams The Nashville City Council agreed on Thursday evening to pay the low bid that will paint the city’s three water towers. Councilman Doug Hargan explained to the council at its regular meeting that there were two bids that had been submitted for the city project, and one of the bids were “nearly…

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Rainbow Ranch Introduces “Captain” To Its Petting Zoo

By Leah Williams Captain, the three-year-old red kangaroo, arrived at the Rainbow Ranch a few weeks ago, and he is already making himself at home. Rainbow Ranch owner Alan Blumhorst said he received the newest animal to the ranch from Double R Escorts of Jackson, MO, which provides camel rides at the Lady of the…

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Nurse Steps Down From Friendship Manor After 49 Years

A retirement party was held at Friendship Manor in Nashville on Thursday, March 28, as longtime nurse Carol Dycus had her last shift as a full-time employee at the nursing home. Dycus retires after spending the last 49 years at the nursing home, working in the 500 wing of the facility. She first came aboard…

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Blue And White Night At NMS

Check out our photo gallery from NMS’ annual Blue and White Night. The Nashville Middle School was full of excitement and entertainment with inflatables, obstacles and games.  The primary gym was set up for a fun game of laser tag.  The primary cafeteria to play some fun carnival games and pulled pork barbecue dinner was served along with pizza by…

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Johannes Named FFA State Proficiency Winner

Congratulations to Alex Johannes for being named the 2019 Agricultural Communications State Proficiency Award Winner during competition over the weekend. Washington County was well represented at the State. Lindsey Averbeck was named the 2019 Illinois FFA State Winner in the proficiency area of Food Science and Technology. Lindsey, daughter of Leon and Brenda Averbeck of Lively…

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City Donates $5,000 to Washington County Fair

The Nashville City Council approved a $5,000 sponsorship donation to the Washington County Fair at its regular meeting on Thursday, March 21. Rhonda Mueller, a member of the county fair board, addressed the council about upcoming changes to this year’s fair. The fair, which will be held on July 9 through 13, will bring back…

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‘Charlotte’s Web’ Opens This Weekend At NCHS

The Nashville High School Drama Club will be presenting a production of Charlotte’s Web.  The production is based off of the classic children’s novel by E.B. White, with adaptation written by Joseph Robinette.  It features a spider who writes words in her web describing her friend, Wilbur, a runt of a pig, who was saved…

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Volunteer Of The Year: Dr. Jay Colbrook

The Nashville Chamber of Commerce selected longtime veterinarian and philanthropist Dr. Jay Colbrook as its 2019 Volunteer Of The Year. “It was an unexpected honor,” Colbrook said about the distinction. Colbrook will be honored at the annual Volunteer Of The Year banquet, roast and auction on Monday, March 25, at the American Legion in Nashville.…

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