Area News

Jesse White Reminds Public of License Plate Sticker Receipt Law

Allows people to drive with receipt as proof of recently purchased license plate sticker online Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is reminding motorists that they may drive without an up-to-date license plate sticker affixed to their license plate if they have their receipt showing they purchased a sticker online before the expiration date. The…

Read More

SSM Health in Illinois Invites Community to Observe Moment of Silence

Effort will honor health care and essential workers, first responders and others impacted by COVID-19  Mt. Vernon, IL (April 27, 2021) – As we continue working together to bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic in our community and across our nation, SSM Health invites local government agencies, our business community, friends and neighbors to…

Read More

House Passes Bill to Reclassify Small-Amount Drug Possession as Misdemeanor

Bill expands expungement eligibility, treatment programs for drug possession offenses By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — A bill to lessen penalties for possessing and selling small amounts of drugs, including heroin and cocaine, narrowly passed out of the state House of Representatives Wednesday after a contentious debate. The discussion over House Bill…

Read More

COVID-19 Vaccines Are Readily Available at SSM Health in Illinois

MT, VERNON, IL (April 20, 2021) – SSM Health Medical Group continues to hold COVID-19 vaccination clinics several times a week at both their Centralia and Mt. Vernon locations.  An increased supply in vaccine has made same day appointments available. In Illinois, vaccines are available to any resident, age 16 and older.  The Pfizer vaccine…

Read More

The Wound Care Center at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital Receives “Going the Distance” Quality Award

Award acknowledges center as nationwide leader in wound healing patient outcomes CENTRALIA, IL, April 16, 2021– The Wound Care Center at SSM Health St. Mary’s hospital in Centralia earned the 2020 Going the Distance award, issued by RestorixHealth, an organization that specializes in the development and management of comprehensive wound healing and Amputation Prevention Center®…

Read More

Lady Titans Regional Champions

The Lady Titans finished their shortened season 15 – 1, winning their 3rd straight regional championship. They clinched the title by beating St. John’s Chester 48 to 25, with leading scorer Samantha Brinkmann with 20 points followed by Summer Brinkmann with 16. The Lady Titans averaged 44.9 points per game holding and limiting their opponents…

Read More

Nashville’s Own Little Piece of Paradise

By: Julie Laakko-Swanson [email protected] Do you have plans for Earth Day? If not, you’re in luck! Nashville has a hidden gem that might be worth visiting this Wednesday! The Washington County State Recreation Area is located just four miles south of Nashville. “We’re right here in people’s backyards,” said Tom Orlet, Site Superintendent, “it amazes…

Read More

NMS Girls Basketball Win Regional Championship

By: Julie Laakko-Swanson [email protected] For what they believe to be a first in NMS Girls Basketball history, the Nashville Middle School Girls Basketball team finished their season undefeated with 14-0 record. The girls finished their season at home against Pinckneyville in the SIJHSAA Class M Regional Championship on Thursday, April 15th. “I give credit to…

Read More

NMS Music Department Succeeds Despite Covid

 Nashville – NMS Music Room has been quite busy the past couple months as they prepared for their Spring Concert, Pep Band Games and Organizational Contest! NAfME (National Association for Music Education) recognizes the month of March as, “Music in Our Schools Month.”  NMS students represented music in our schools very well this past month! NMS…

Read More