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NCHS School Board Meets Last Tuesday

The Nashville Community High School school board met last Tuesday night for their regularly scheduled meeting. The board began by reviewing the issuance of working cash fund bonds. The purpose of the bonds is to increase the working cash fund for the district. The cycle is up after every three years, and it is time…

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Montgomery Jane Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

Although the doors opened in January of this year, on Tuesday, Rachel Hagene officially christened her new business with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Montgomery Jane the store was inspired by another Montgomery Jane, Hagene’s young daughter. Hagene explained Montgomery has always loved taggies and jean jackets, which then inspired her to begin her business. While…

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Hornets Win Class 2A State Championship

The Hornets continued their dream season on Thursday at the place where they had hoped it would end from the start of the campaign. State Farm Center in Champaign-Urbana was the setting for the 2022 IHSA State Championship series. Prior to this season, it was previously held at Carver Arena in Peoria, Illinois. The format…

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Nashville Senior Signs with Cumberland University

For four years, Hazel Konkel has showcased her volleyball talents as a Nashville Hornette with hopes to continue her career in life after high school. On Tuesday, those dreams became a reality when she signed her letter of intent to play volleyball at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee. Although it is roughly four and a…

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Jr. Hornettes Moving on to State

  The Nashville Jr. Hornettes went into Friday evening looking to cap off a tremendous regular season. Going into the Regional as the number one seed, the team stood tall at 21-1. They also had the luxury of playing within the comfort of their home gym throughout the regional round. On Wednesday, the group began…

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Police Arrest Four on Drug Related Charges

A series of drug related arrests took place last Thursday in Nashville. On Thursday, Jan. 13 at approximately 7:24 p.m. police conducted a traffic stop near 1-64 eastbound ramp on State Route 127. Police asked a 37 year old female driver from Hoffman to exit the vehicle. While exiting the vehicle, methamphetamine fell from the…

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Washington County Board

The Washington County Board met on Tuesday, Dec. 14 for their final meeting of 2021. The meeting was kicked off with a presentation by the University of Illinois Extension. Representing the extension were Jordee Koehler, the county director serving Bond, Jefferson, and Marion Alongside her was Chris Lueking, who is the Horticulture Extension Educator, and…

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Country Mart to Remain Open Until March 2022

For three years, Country Mart has been a source for groceries for the Nashville community and surrounding areas. On Nov. 30, the 29 employees were informed by their owner, Admiral Parkway Owner and President Joe Koeppis, they would have to close at the end of December due to income, issues with their refrigeration units, and…

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NCHS School Board Meets For Final Time in 2021

The NCHS School Board met last Thursday for their last meeting of the year. The board began the meeting by approving the consented agenda including a) minutes of the regular meeting held on Nov. 16th, b) minutes of the closed session held on Nov. 16th, c) December bills, and d) December payroll.  Superintendent Brad Turner…

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Nashville City Council Meets Thursday For Final Meeting of Year

The Nashville City Council met last Thursday, Dec. 16 for their last meeting of 2021. Along with Clerk Terri Kurwicki; Councilwoman Jennifer Szopinski, Councilwoman Sue Finke, Councilmen Shawn Kabat, Doug Hargan, Kelly Sheridan, and Gary Moeller were present. City Attorney William DeMoss, Utility Superintendent Blaine Middelton, Street Superintendent Logan Gill, Nashville Chief of Police Brian…

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