Area News

“Noodles And Doodles” Coming Up July 27

St. Paul’s UCC, Nashville is hosting its annual “Noodles and Doodles” on Friday, July 27. This is a community art show, highlighting the work of local artists in various media, held in conjunction with a spaghetti dinner and a silent auction. Admission to the art show is free, but donations will be accepted. Art work…

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“Zink The Zebra” Of Rainbow Ranch Dies From Lightning Strike

By Alex Haglund Rainbow Ranch suffered a heartbreaking loss on Thursday, June 21, when Zink the Zebra, a standard donkey that was renamed after a spotted in Zebra in a book, died after being struck by lightning. The donkey that would one day become Zink, “came to us about 15 years ago as ‘Penny the…

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Letting Freedom Ring

Nashville Celebrates A Muggy Midweek Independence Day July 4, Independence Day, the 242nd anniversary of America declaring her independence from England, fell in the middle of the week for 2018, with a sweltering Wednesday marking the celebratory occasion. In Nashville, the annual fireworks display, put on by volunteers from the Nashville Fire Protection District, with…

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The Nashville News Now Under New Ownership

Beginning the newspaper’s 85th year of publication, an announcement was made on Friday, June 29, that The Nashville News has a new owner, after Greg Hoskins of Better Newspapers, Inc., acquired the paper from previous owner Chuck Neal. Hoskins met Friday with Bruce Wallace, manager of The Nashville News and Neal’s representative, to finalize the…

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West Washington School Board Passes Balanced Budget

Board Passes Budget At Final Meeting For 2017-18 School Year By Alex Johannes The West Washington County Community Unit School District #10 Board of Education held their Amended Budget Hearing for the school year, followed by their regular monthly meeting on the evening of Thursday, June 21. Amended Budget Hearing Items mentioned during the hearing…

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Jimtown Road Bridge Closed

The Washington County Highway Department announced that by order of the Illinois Department of Transportation Bridge Safety Unit, the bridge on Jimtown Road in Plum Hill Township between Weaver Creek Road and Black Jack is closed permanently. The closure will stay in effect until the bridge structure can be replaced. Based on the latest information…

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75th Annual Washington County Fair Slated for July 10- July 14

The Washington County Fair will celebrate its 75th year this year. The fair will run July 10 – 14. Grandstand Schedule Tuesday, July 10 will feature an ITPA Tractor Pull beginning at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, July 11, will be a Mini Demolition Derby. On Thursday, July 12, the community is invited to participate in…

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City Sets Hours For Holiday Trash Pickup, Dumpsters On Weekends

By Alex Haglund The Nashville City council has listened to comments from citizens and at their second June meeting, held on the evening of Thursday, June 21, set weekend hours for the dumpsters at the city street shed. The dumpsters “go out whenever the guys come in to sweep,” street department superintendent Rich Schuette told…

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