Area News

A ‘Chili’ Evening for the Optimist Club’s Annual Cook-Off

Congratulations to the Hornets and the winners of the 2018 Optimist Club of Nashville Annual Chili Cook-Off! The temperatures were chilly to say the least, and nine competitors brought their finest concoctions to the NCHS parking lot. The winners were NCHS Music Boosters for best decorated booth, NCHS Volleyball for crowd favorite and Friends of…

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Lincoln Reproduction Portrait Arrives At Washington County Judicial Center

A familiar famous face will now be hung at the Washington County Judicial Center. Several justices, officeholders and members of the community were present during an unveiling ceremony of a high quality reproduction of President Abraham Lincoln Friday afternoon. The portrait was donated as part of a joint effort from the Illinois Bar Association, the…

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Quilt and Cash Bingo and Raffle set for Sunday, October 14

The Quilt and Cash Bingo and Raffle is planned for Sunday, October 14 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in DuBois. The games begins at 1 p.m. with the doors opening at 11 a.m. It is sponsored by the St. Theresa’s Solidarity of St. Charles Borromeo Church. There are paper cards and lunch will be…

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City Of Nashville Approves Purchase Of Squad Car, Wheel Loader

By Alex Haglund     The Nashville City Council got their checkbook out, figuratively speaking, as they approved two large purchases – a new police vehicle and a compact wheel loader – at the second meeting for the month of September, held on the evening of Thursday, September 20. The police vehicle, a Ford Interceptor, was…

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The Nashville News Welcomes New Editor Leah Williams

Leah Williams has been named the new editor of The Nashville News. Williams started with the paper on Monday. She comes to the News after more than six years at the Centralia Morning Sentinel. She earned her bachelors degree in journalism and her masters degree in professional media Arts and media management from Southern Illinois…

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Blood Drive At Washington County Hospital, Tuesday, Sept. 11

Washington County Hospital is hosting a Blood Drive on Tuesday, September 11 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. The Blood Drive will be in the lower level conference rooms of the hospital. The best entrance would be the Education Entrance on the South East corner of the hospital. Please come and join us. Each pint…

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Free Dental Work, September 12

The Dental Center of Nashville will be hosting Dentistry From The Heart for the fourth year running on Wednesday, September 12, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dentistry From The The Heart is a day when adults who cannot afford dental work can get a filling, extraction or cleaning done for them at no charge.…

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Melissa Hopfinger Files Suit Against City Of Nashville For Wrongful Termination Due to Violations Of FMLA And Whistleblower Acts

By Alex Haglund A case was brought against the city of Nashville in federal district court on August 21 by Melissa Hopfinger, the Nashville Police Department’s former administrative assistant, and wife of Greg Hopfinger, who filed suit against the city in February. Melissa Hopfinger’s suit alleges that the city violated the family and medical leave…

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July Meeting First For New Superintendent Brad Turner At NCHS

Brad Turner, CENTER, shown with school board members Tom Speedie and John Hallock, speaks at the meeting of the NCHS Board on Tuesday, July 17, his first as school Superintendent. New Fiscal Year Begins With Turner Taking Reins At District 99 By Alex Haglund The meeting of the Nashville Community High School Board on Tuesday,…

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Police Officer Promoted, Chamber Donation Approved

By Alex Haglund The Nashville City council approved promoting a police officer, Johnathon Stambaugh, from part time to full time at their second meeting of the month, held on the evening of Thursday, July 19 at City Hall. Stambaugh is replacing Officer Jeff Heinzl. Heinzl’s switch to part-time status was approved by the council at…

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