Area News

Santa Sightings And Other Holiday Events

  With Christmas now just two weeks away, many people are looking to fill their calendars with festive activities. Here is a list of things to do this weekend to get you and your family ready for the season: Alfeldt’s Christmas Tree Farm, Oakdale, will be holding its final Santa Claus weekend on Saturday, December…

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Retiring Treasurer Reflects On Nearly 50 Years As A County Employee

When Darlene Ostendorf reflects on her more than four decades as a Washington County employee, she re- marks that the time went by in a hurry. Ostendorf retired on Fri- day, November 30, as Washington County treasurer, a position she held the last two years. She had worked at the Washington County Courthouse for a…

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Nashville Hometown Christmas

  Several events over the weekend welcomed the winter festivities of the season. Nashville held its rst Home- town Christmas on the Town Square near City Hall on the evening of Friday, November 30. A large crowd attended the inaugural event, which included a visit from Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, who arrived on a…

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Hometown Christmas Tree Lighting Is Friday

The inaugural Nashville Hometown Christmas and Tree Lighting is planned for Friday, November 30, starting at 6 p.m. with the tree lighting at 7 p.m. This is the first time the town has gathered for such an event and it seems the community is more than ready. “It was just a crazy spark of an…

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County Board Passes 2019 Budget

The Washington County Board passed its fiscal year 2019 budget during its regular meeting on Tuesday, November 13. The budget includes funds to provide $1 million in renovations and remodeling to the Washington County Jail. The amount budgeted for new construction is $300,000. “That’s the big difference between this year’s budget and last year’s,” said…

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2018 Election Results

It was a close race for Washington County Sheriff as Len Campbell defeated Greg Hopfinger, according to unofficial election results. With all 21 precincts reporting, the Republican candidate garnered 53.66 percent to Hopfinger’s 46.34 percent. In other election results, Republicans Gary Suedmeyer and Eugene Lamczyk Jr. will represent District 1 on the Washington County Board,…

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Trick-or-Treat 2018 Photo Gallery

On Halloween night, we were treated with more than 60 trick-or-treaters at our office. Check out our photo gallery of ghouls, goblins, superheroes and more during Halloween night! It was a spectacular sight to see all the local costumes.  

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Lions Club Halloween Parade and Costume Contest Gallery

The Lion’s Club hosted its annual Halloween parade and costume contest on Sunday, October 28, at the Community Center of Nashville. Many superheroes, princesses, sharks and other costumed creatures attended the event and took to the streets in their attire. Check out our photo gallery of the event, with spooktacular costume winners. Happy Halloween and…

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