Area News

Administrator Expresses Concern Over Countywide Dispatch Services

By Leah Williams The Washington County Board learned about concerns that some administrators had regarding dispatched services throughout the county during its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 8. Washington County Ambulance Services Administrator John Felchilia provided a verbal report to the board, where he addressed concerns he has with … “Since August I have…

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Welcome To The Jungle – It’s Homecoming Week!

This week is Homecoming Week for Nashville Community High School and all NCHS Alumni.  The theme for this year is “Welcome to the Jungle.” The students have been celebrating by dressing up in unique ways this week. Monday was “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” Day, where students wore pajamas to school.  On “Tourist Tuesday,” students dressed…

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NCHS Recognized Nationally For Commitment To Accomplished Teaching

Nashville District 99 has been recognized among more than 80 school districts across the country for its commitment to accomplished teaching. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards unveiled a program that recognizes school districts across the country that work hard to promote student learning through accomplished teaching. The National Board Accomplished Districts program will…

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DuBois Woman Dies In Two-Vehicle Accident in Will County

A DuBois woman has died from injuries sustained in a two vehicle accident in Manhattan, IL, in Will County, according to reports. Laura Mae Schmersahl, 55, was pronounced dead on Monday at an area hospital . According to police, Schmersahl was driving a Toyota on West Offner Road approaching the stop sign at Route 52…

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Woodlawn Woman Sentenced to Probation In 2018 Deadly Hit-And-Run Crash

  Caitlin Happach, 27, of Woodlawn was sentenced in Washington County Court Tuesday to four years probation for her involvement in a January 2018 fatal interstate crash. Happach pleaded guilty in July to failure to report an accident involving a death, a Class 1 felony, and a Class 2 felony charge of failure to report an…

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Nashville Fall Festival Is This Weekend

The first official weekend of fall brings a plethora of activities to the downtown area. The 39th annual Nashville Fall Festival is sponsored by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce. It begins on Friday, September 27, and continues through Saturday, September 28. On Friday, the festivities begin with the opening of breakfast booths at 8 a.m.…

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