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Nashville Man Completes Collection

Who would have thought digging around in the woods would lead to an eventual lifelong hobby? Well, for Dennis Restoff, it is how he began his trip through time in the form of artifacts. Restoff has completed his collection of Lorenz bottles dating back to the year 1861. He has a bottle from every decade…

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NCHS School Board Meets Last Tuesday, Sept. 21st

The Nashville Community High School Board of Education met last Thursday for their monthly meeting. Superintendent Turner began the meeting by giving the summary of the 2021-22 budget comparison. In the education fund, the numbers are higher this year compared to last year.  “There’s about an extra four to five hundred thousand dollars that KSED…

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Okawville Wheat Festival to be held September 17th, 18th, and 19th

     The 73rd annual Okawville Fair and Wheat Festival will be held at the Okawville Community Club Park on September 17th, 18th, and 19th.      The 3-day event will kick off Friday evening, September 17th with the Miss Okawville Fair Queen Pageant and Junior Miss Crowning beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the new Junior/Senior High…

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Nashville Native Makes NFL Debut

Starting at Right Guard for the Green Bay Packers, number 70, Royce Newman. It was not too long ago that Nashville fans were watching the 6’6 big man suit up in the traditional red, blue, and white colors as a Hornet. Five years later, the colors are green and yellow.  “It feels like just yesterday…

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NCHS Teacher Steve Browne Up For Award

     The Recording Academy and Grammy Museum recently announced the list of quarter finalists for the 2022 Music Educator Award, which is presented annually during GRAMMY Week in partnership with the Recording Academy. 219 music teachers from 204 cities are in the running, along with an additional 189 legacy applicants from 2021, who will also be…

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NCHS School Board Meets, Discusses Return To School Plan

The Nashville School Board met last Tuesday, July 20th for their monthly meeting. It was their last meeting before the beginning of the upcoming school year which will start on Aug. 12th. The school received an IDEA room and board payment as well as a reimbursement for their digital equity grant at the end of…

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Top Ag Cooperative Purchases Oberbeck Grain Co.

Top Ag Cooperative continues to expand in every direction. In 2020, the company acquired Terrayne in Venedy, and in May of 2021 they bought Weichert’s Seed Co. in Nashville. The expansion continued last week when they officially bought Oberbeck Grain Company. The grain storage facility was formerly owned by Bob and Luci Luitjohan. With the…

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Miss Washington County Pageant Crowns 2021 Winners

         On Monday July 12, Nashville Middle School was the setting for the 2021 Miss Washington County Pageant. Megan Cook, Abby Riechmann, Elly Szopinski, and Laney Renth were the four contestants competing for the Miss Washington County Crown. For the Junior Miss competition, the participants were Anna Herzig, Rylee Habbe, Lexy Spratt, and Mabry…

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Garrett Krohne named Editor at Nashville News

We are very excited to introduce our new Editor, Garrett Krohne. Krohne is a 2014 graduate of Okawville Jr. Sr. High School. He then obtained his Associates Degree through Southwestern Illinois College and Kaskaskia College before transferring to Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville for his Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications.  Although growing up a Rocket, this is…

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