Area News

Summer Reading Program Concludes With Magic Show, Awards Ceremony

The Nashville Public Library drew the curtains on another successful summer reading program on Wednesday, July 24, with a magical performance and awards celebration for those who logged in the most time in front of a book this season. The theme for this year was “It’s Showtime At The Library,” and many of the events…

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NCHS Votes To Replace Computer Lab Chairs

By Leah Williams The Nashville Community High School Board purchased computer chairs for the district’s two computer labs on Tuesday, July 16, during its regular board meeting. The board approved the acquirement of 50 chairs, purchased at approximately $122 each, a cost that comes to about $6,100. The seating is to be purchased through Amazon.…

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Celebrating the Past, Present and Future Of The NEC

By Leah Williams The role of the community college is evolving, and those involved are  hoping to get a certain message across. “We want the community to know that is their center, and it is theirs to use,” said Cheryl Boehne, new Nashville Education Center director and regional director of all the Kaskaskia College Education…

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Miss Washington County Fair Recounts Her Week At The Fair

By Jaylyn Bower What a week it has been! Everything started Sunday, July 7th whenever I was crowned Miss Washington County Fair Queen. The first queen since 1986. That’s a 33 year gap of royalty, and everyone was very excited about having the queen pageant back for our fair. Needless to say, I had a…

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Photo Gallery: Washington County Fair

Saturday concluded another successful Washington County Fair. We were out at the fairgrounds all week snapping all the fun that could be had at the various carnival activities and grandstand events.  Take a look at our gallery, which features more than 70 photos from this year’s fair.    

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Treasurer Confronts County Board About Opening New Accounts

By Leah Williams Washington County Treasurer Natalie Lynch informed the county board at its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 9, that she needs to be informed about all county bank accounts prior to being opened. Lynch said she was notified about an account opened by the sheriff’s office at Farmers and Merchants Bank when a…

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City Honors Longtime Streets Employees

By Leah Williams The Nashville City Council presented plaques to a pair of streets department employees during its regular meeting on Thursday, July 11. Mayor Erik Rolf honored Streets Supervisor Rich Schuette and laborer Lindsey Lietz. Both men retired from their positions effective Friday, July 12. “That’s 80 years of experience leaving the city,” Rolf…

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Bower Crowned 2019 Washington County Fair Queen

By Leah Williams After a 33year hiatus, Washington County has crowned its fair queen. Jaylyn Bower of Nashville was named the new royalty during a pageant held on Sunday, July 7, at Nashville Middle School. “I was very shocked that it happened,” Bower said. “It has been a non-stop show of support from friends and…

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