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Nashville Girl Finds Missing Donation Jar

By Leah Williams [email protected] Shelby Rulevish was looking for her pet turtle when she also discovered something else in the brush. “I found my turtle,” the 8-year-old Nashville girl said. “And I also found a jar with a lot of money in it.” The donation jar that Shelby had found belonged to the Nashville Public…

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New Reported COVID-19 Case, County Total Now At 16

The Washington County Health Department reports a new lab-confirmed coronavirus, or COVID-19, case, the department said Monday afternoon. The resident is a female healthcare worker in her 60s, who is isolated at home with mild symptoms. The health department said it will continue to follow up with all of its active cases as well as…

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Prevention Week Promotes Local Substance Abuse Awareness

To prevent drug mis-use and increase awareness the Washington County Board as well as the towns of Okawville, Nashville and Steeleville have proclaimed May 10 to 16 Prevention Week. The Randolph County Commission is considering the proclamation as is Evansville. Prevention Week is a national effort by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services…

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One New Coronavirus Case Reported

The Washington County Health Department said Saturday that  another (1) lab-confirmed COVID-19 case in a Washington County resident. The resident is a male in his 20s.  He is reportedly isolated at home with mild symptoms. “It is uncertain how this individual contracted the virus,” Administrator Elizabeth Lehde said. “He has had no known contact with anyone diagnosed…

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Washington County Health Department Issues COVID-19 Update

The Washington County Health Department released on Thursday an update to the number of confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The number of positive cases that Washington County remains at fourteen (14) in residents. The last confirmed case was reported on Monday, a healthcare worker in his 40s. According to Elizabeth Lehde, administrator at the health department, there…

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Photos: Nashville Farmers Market Begins

The first Nashville Chamber of Commerce Farmers Market of the year looked a little different from previous markets. The first one was held on Thursday, May 7, and while it continued to be held on the county courthouse lawn, vendors and customers were advised to practice safe social distancing measures due to the state guidelines.…

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Washington County Reports New COVID-19 Case, 14th Total

 A new coronavirus case has now been reported, the health Department said Monday. Washington County Health Department said the lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 in a county resident, a male healthcare worker in his 40s, who is isolated at home with symptoms.  The health department is in communication with all active cases and identified close contacts.  If you…

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