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  1. Anonymous on August 8, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    Recently an audit was completed stating the Prairie State funds were not being held for infrastructure improvements and being used for General Fund expenses. One can quickly compare this type of accounting to the what the State of Illinois has been doing for years and you can see what a mess that is. Area cities and counties are cutting expenses due to shortfalls of income. Budget cuts are difficult. That is what they were elected to do. If the elected county officials are going to rob Peter to pay Paul, maybe it is time for new elected officials before the County ends up broke like the State!

  2. Anonymous on August 8, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    How much money does the State owe the County for housing prisoners in the local jail? When will those prisoners be removed as a result of the latest ruling? I would like to see more detail on how the County is spending our money in the details of the meetings in the paper.

    • Anonymous on August 9, 2020 at 3:19 pm

      I thoroughly agree. I don’t understand why the f(expletive deleted) can withhold funds that rightly goes to municipalities. We are trying our best to fight COVID just like all other communities in America. We are being fucked in Illinois. We need to hear from our local officials.

  3. Anonymous on August 8, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    I read elsewhere the Governor is withholding Federal funds designated for municipalities for COVID expenses. I would like to hear from the newspaper or city/county officials how much has been spent so far on COVID expenses? How much is anticipated to be spent? How much is owed by the State and if this is true, what is being done to collect Federally designated funds to this municipality?

  4. Anonymous on July 31, 2020 at 11:50 am

    Since we will have schools resuming in our Town… I would like to let the schools know that I will be praying for all your safety. But guidelines must be followed by ALL of you even in the cafeteria and the janitors and office help.. we are trusting you with our most precious gifts.. OUR CHILDREN.. I was quite disturbed finding out that a friend went to our high school and saw no masking on the staff and no distancing… I am very concerned with this and school has not even started.. Hope we all don’t regret starting school up here because of negligence.. Some children need to go to school for many different reason but it is our STAFF and SCHOOL BOARD that MUST keep them safe.. this is not a game it is real life.

  5. Anonymous on July 24, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    Look up and around at the trees in our communities. Some are not looking well and are dying, especially the oak trees. Many of these trees were probably planted over 70-80 years ago and they will be missed when they are taken down. All trees are valuable for their beauty with blossoms in the spring and colorful leaves in the fall. They provide much needed shade during the hot summer and keep our air clean. Many people walk for exercise and it is much more pleasant to walk down a tree lined street than in the open sun. I have traveled to the southwestern states several times and the one thing I appreciate when I return home are the trees. I am writing here to ask for people in our communities to plant more trees to replace those that have to come down. To make it more personal plant in memory of a loved one, a birth, graduation, wedding, and many more events. Help make our communities more pleasant and beautiful to live in.
    Linda Kemper
    [email protected]

  6. Anonymous on July 21, 2020 at 10:06 am

    I would rather wear a mask than a ventilator.

  7. Anonymous on July 8, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    What is going on with everyone in this Town….. do we think the pandemic is over with ? Not by a long shot.. yes cases are down in IL.. thank you Govenor or we would have been like other excelling states. You think you don’t need to wear a mask if you cant distance.. and what is up with local businesses not enforcing mask wearing or at least suggesting it…There are a couple that do but most don’t.. People in this town are walking around In grocery stores and everywhere with no protection and NOT keeping 6 feet.. most disturbing is seeing someone in scrubs in the store with no mask… What DR,dentist or medical building or nursing home are they in.. sure would like to know so I don’t go there.. also seeing waiters and waitresses in grocery stores with restaurant clothing on with no protection… I wont eat out because of that going on.. Oh and a Buffet… REALLY… what up!! What is it with people that wont protect others in public places.. Don’t tell me it is your right. yes it starts with and R but it is a RESPONSIBILITY.. just like wearing a seat belt, NO shoes, No shirt NO service. No texting on phone when driving.. No driving while intoxicated… I remember the fit people threw when all this went into effect.. Guess what it saved lives and people got over it.. We have had some new cases in this community some from traveling to highly infected states.. coming home and not quarantining until they are sick.. Most people are proven to be asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic showing no sypmtom’s.. so when you decide to go to these infected states just remember you may be bringing that virus with you and not know it; go to work or shopping in town and kill someone with it.. Community spread that is a good one… we don’t know where they have been or if they even had a mask on .. who and how many were infected by them? Thank you to all you responsible citizens that distance and wear your mask in public places.. I appreciate it and so do many others.

    • Anonymous on July 28, 2020 at 5:34 pm

      Totally agree with everything you said businesses should have a sign on the door no shirt no shoes no mask no service!!! Businesses should enforce it. I did visit a business that did enforce the mask and no one had an issue. I told the man that was at the door checking people for masks that I appreciated his efforts!

  8. Anonymous on July 8, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    I do not live on Grand Street in Nashville but I have friends and family that does.. Something needs to be done about the speeding on that road… There are people walking, children riding bikes and mothers and fathers pushing strollers with their babies in them.. there needs to be more police patrolling that road and some speed bumps on that road to slow the traffic down.. When they come from the South on Grand they have a straight shot to RT 15 and are driving way too fast, and when they turn off 15 heading south there is a straight shot to the stop sign by the hospital.. They have enough time to increase speed beyond their speed limits… speed limit signs need to be put up to protect our citizens on that road.. We need the county board and the police to do something about this.. This is an URGENT matter.. Someone is going to get killed on that road and the city will be responsible.

  9. Anonymous on June 10, 2020 at 11:04 am

    Regarding the recent “Local History” item circa 1935 about local man who operated a cobbler shop in Nashville receiving a medal of honor from the German government in recognition of his 20 months service on the battlefront during WW I — so many questions. On which side did the man fight in WW I? Hitler had absolute power in Germany by 1935. Seems odd the German government under Hitler would give any medal to a soldier who had fought for America. And if the man was a former German solder who fought against us, was he really okay with receipt of his award being advertised here? And finally, if the man was trying to hide in plain sight in Nashville, wouldn’t opening a “cobbler shop” be a dead giveaway that maybe he might still have some German sympathies?

  10. Anonymous on June 9, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    I am sick of people littering along the road sides.. Keep your trash in your car people until you get home.. it is sickening to see so little respect for our county.

    • Anonymous on July 25, 2020 at 11:39 am

      I totally agree with people needing to keep their trash in the car until they get home. I get very tired of having to pick up trash out of my own yard that’s been thrown out. Don’t know what’s kinds of germs etc maybe on this trash.
      It’s another way people don’t show the respect for our town

    • Anonymous on July 29, 2020 at 5:46 pm

      I totally agree with the trash on roads comments.I live just far enough out of town for the crappy–lazy–inconsiderate slobs to finish their fast-food meals and throw their trash out in my area & yard for me to pick up. I am 90 years old and take pride in keeping my space–beside Rt.127–neat and clean.

  11. Anonymous on May 29, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    That “soda” more than just a soda to a lot of people who drink them. It is a routine people are in, they leave their homes, stop for a soda, socialize with the same people that are there every day doing the same thing, go to work or wherever and do it again the next day… NO OTHER COUNTY that I am aware of cancelled the sale of self serve coffee and soda. I do think it was a smart decision to suspend sales, because we really didn’t know what was going to happen with the cases. BUT we had less than 20 cases in our county that is a minute amount considering the severity of what the reporters are saying… So why not open it up? Just saying. And kudos to the WCHD on what they have been doing behind the scenes as well as all other “Essential” workers!

  12. Anonymous on May 27, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    Whelp, It sure did not take long for the U.T.V. riders to decide to make the city streets their playground.

    The number that have zoomed past my house (obviously over 20 m.p.h.) is absurd.

    This is why we can’t have nice things.

    • Anonymous on July 16, 2020 at 3:15 pm

      I agree with the UTV riders being a problem.
      Can’t even take a nice enjoyable walk in the park with your kids or dog. They go speeding by.
      It’s a shame

      • Anonymous on July 22, 2020 at 11:07 am

        TOTALLY AGREE

  13. Anonymous on May 20, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    I was disappointed in the Health Department’s decision to allow the sales of fountain drinks. How thirsty are folks that they’re willing to risk the health of others simply for a soda. More disappointing is the pressure put upon the Health Department to end the ban by the County Board. All done because some folks are worried that their rights are being taken away. Seriously? There IS a pandemic, a national emergency, a world crisis going on. Let’s pull together and defeat this virus and maybe get life back to a new normal. I commend Mrs. Lehde for having the courage and resolve to make the tough decisions for the safety and well-being of our county citizens. I apologize that those same citizens are selfishly making your job more difficult. For those of us continuing to do the right thing, i personally thank you for helping to keep my family safe.

    • Anonymous on June 9, 2020 at 2:07 pm

      Bravo…. well written thank you for saying this.. it needed to be said

    • Anonymous on July 22, 2020 at 11:11 am

      TOTALLY AGREE… AGAIN I SAY…. YES IT STARTS WITH AN “R” BUT IT’S NOT your rights ITS YOUR RESPONSIBLITY PEOPLE.. GET WITH THE PROGRAM.

  14. Anonymous on May 20, 2020 at 3:04 am

    RE: Wm. Kennedy of Oakdale Letter to the Editor.
    I am so confused. What was he talking about?
    Was it forest fires? Was it the CovID-19 virus?
    Was it politics? Was it immigration? I would like to know.
    Can someone please explain? Thank you.

  15. Anonymous on May 19, 2020 at 9:30 am

    In response to Personal Choices and The coronavirus Pandemic sound off.. I agree with most of what this person said.. EXCEPT the right to not wearing masks… I am sorry but I also have rights and so do many others in this community that are following the order to wear them in public places.. I have a right not to get COVID-19 because someone like you decided your right was more important than mine.. I want to live.. I don’t want to end up on a respirator and all you have to do is wear a mask to help protect me… masks only work one way.. you wear it to keep your germs to yourself… I wear mine to do the same. If we all don’t do our part in businesses and grocery stores we are possibly infecting someone else… You say well if I am sick I wont go out in public…that is GREAT… however this virus is a little tricky some people maybe about half per a survey I was listening to had positive results but no symptoms… that could be you giving the virus to me and I take it home to my elderly mother that lives with me and she dies or maybe I have autoimmune issues and you give it to me and I die…or I give it to another family member that lives with me with high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes and they die. I love that there is a business in town that requires the wearing of masks… I feel pretty safe there.. however very disappointed that our grocery store’s do not require them especially one of them that there is absolutely NO way you can be 6 foot from others.. I love to go to that store but don’t feel safe in there.. It is very disappointing that people are being so selfish. It is not about you!!!! Is what I want to scream from the mountain tops… it is about caring enough for someone you don’t even know and wanting to keep them safe.. I think maybe I see about half the people wearing face coverings in public … I guess they think they have the right to say no to that or they just are being defiant against the Governor because they don’t like him… Well I will say it again… this is my right to.. to stay safe and alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is not political anymore..

    • Anonymous on May 28, 2020 at 5:19 pm

      Not wearing a mask has nothing to do with the governor! No one is forcing you to leave your house. We are not selfish and I am tired of hearing that. Some of us have used procautions by not going to the store unless absolutely nessacary, washing our hands, not visiting family and friends but we will not live in fear. Our God is bigger than this virus! My rights are not more important than yours but that is the amazing thing about My America , we all have the right to be happy. So you can do what makes you happy and feel safe and I will do the same.

      • Anonymous on June 5, 2020 at 9:38 am

        I am sorry but I also am tired of hearing people that don’t want to wear masks say “you can just stay home”.. well ya know what… you can just stay home if you cant put on a mask to protect others. Like I said when you wear a mask it is not protecting you from getting sick it is keeping your germs to yourself and not infecting others.. if that is not selfish what is..
        selfish.
        [ˈselfiSH]
        ADJECTIVE
        (of a person, action, or motive) lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure. I also only go grocery shopping when it is absolutely necessary.. but I am sick and tired of feeling stressed out watching the non mask wears not keep 6 ft distance push in front of people at the produce section and start unloading their carts before the person in front of them is out of the way..
        .. I am not living in fear.. I work every day in guarded conditions due to working for a responsible company. I have to get groceries like all others and necessities.. I am just asking for some consideration from the people that don’t want to wear masks to put one on in the store so we all can be safe…. If you would only put a mask on for a 15 min shopping trip you may save someone’s life… This is not about our God or our America either.. I love the Lord and I believe this virus would not be happening if there was not an ultimate plan from God and when he is done making his point we will have a vaccine or at least a drug to treat it.. Yes we all have the right to be happy but my gosh not at the cost of the loss of someone’s life.. this stuff is serious weather you and other believe it or not.. It seems to have slowed down for now.. but we have been warned that it will come back if full force the same time as the flu.. that is not going to be good for any of us.. WE must do all we can to protect others as well as ourselves.. Its great that you distance and wash hands that is also essential to public health… but we both know everyone is not doing that either…

        • Anonymous on July 28, 2020 at 5:49 pm

          Right on!!!!!!

    • Anonymous on July 16, 2020 at 3:11 pm

      I was in Kroger’s earlier today In Nashville . I’m ashamed to say I’m really disappointed in the fact the even if some people are wearing masks’s. They aren’t staying a safe distance away from other people trying to shop. I personally had to backup several times to get away from the one person going up and down the rows. One of them was an off duty employee and should Know better than get to close.
      I have been wearing a mask since this Covid started trying to have respect for other people, as well as trying to protect Myself.
      THINK PEOPLE feel this Covid is nothing more than the flu. PEOPLE in Kroger’s need to have more respect for others

      • Anonymous on July 22, 2020 at 11:12 am

        AMEN

  16. Anonymous on May 17, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    New to the area. Where are the police reports for Washington County? Does Nash news publish them like Centralia does?

  17. Anonymous on May 16, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    With the recent legalization of side-by-sides on Nashville streets, some residents must think it is okay to ride atvs & small (kid sized) motor bikes. I have seen one of each of these in my neighborhood during this past week.

    • Anonymous on May 19, 2020 at 10:35 am

      I agree! Young kids driving like crazy thru country roads , coming over hills and down the middle of the roads, someone is going to get killed!!! Or they are driving super slow and blocking the rest of the traffic on county highways!!!!!

  18. Anonymous on May 15, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Not sure where original author ever attacked young man who wrote article. Believe it was stated well done article. Just that is was better suited for different paper. I believe like it was stated it needed to be said.

  19. Anonymous on May 14, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    I read the Nashville News every week, and this is the first Okawville related sports article they have done, the rest of the featured teams have been from Nashville, so I’m not sure what paper you have been reading.

  20. Anonymous on May 14, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    I don’t think anyone is challenging the talent of the young writer, maybe just the paper he is writing for? If there is a shortage of sports coverage lately, maybe time spent interviewing local coaches and residents reminiscing Nashville state appearances might have been better suited for The Nashville News. Perhaps the community full of subscribers and advertisers would appreciate that as a priority? The article targets an audience who has their own paper – maybe freelance for them? I don’t feel it is being closed minded by the writer of the original comment at all – I agree it needed to be said.

  21. Anonymous on May 13, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Have Been a long time Subscriber of the Nashville News and I have noticed here as of late, something is off. We as Nashville residents are sure getting an education on all things Okawville. I honestly thought I had been delivered the Okawville Times by accident, when I opened paper and turned to page 14 and started reading Balance,Selflessness, Grit Guide the 2018 Rockets to 1st State Title. Well Done article for a guy who had a brother play on that team in 2018, just not sure as a Nashville resident it is what I expected to see in the NASHVILLE NEWS. Would be a great choice for a newspaper if Newspaper was called Washington County News or Okawville Times. Just kinda confused on this one. Coverage of Nashville High School sports have seem to be on the decline for a while now not sure what has changed but something has. Anyone have an ideas?????

    • Anonymous on May 13, 2020 at 9:45 pm

      I am also a long time Nashville resident and am apaulded at this comment. First, the lack of sports coverage is due to the lack of sports. Second, I would assume that you are reaching out to The Okawville Times for all of (its) Nashville coverage. Third, I am sure that you are not the voice of Nashville. The Nashville that I know is full of caring people who consider the entire Washington County their people. So what are you saying that Okawville kids are not as important as Nashville kids? And if you read The Nashville News you would see that they cover all of Washington County. So shame on you for being so closed minded and attacking a very talented young writer.

  22. Anonymous on May 10, 2020 at 12:08 am

    During these uncertain times there is a lot of different emotions. But as I look around I can’t help thinking how proud I am to be part of this mark in American history. This virus was devastating to so many but just like in so many disasters you see neighbors helping neighbors. Communities coming together, people standing up for what they believe in despite what government officials tell us to do. How proud would our fore fathers be of us standing up against the corrupt politicians? This is what they fought for, to give us the constitution, to give us freedom. This is no longer an Democrat or Republican issue, this is Good VS Evil. And Good always wins!!!! And as far as the masks being worn in public places remember everyone has the right to decide for themselves. This is exactly what the land of the free means.

  23. Anonymous on May 6, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    When referring to a school administrator, the correct spelling is “principal”, not “principle”.

    • Anonymous on May 8, 2020 at 2:27 pm

      Typical teacher response. Find something wrong other than addressing the specific subject.

  24. Anonymous on May 1, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Enough with the negativity. First I would like to say Thank you to Leah Williams for giving Washington County a excellent newspaper. She continues to keep us informed of important issues and events and well as being an active member of our community.

  25. Anonymous on May 1, 2020 at 10:11 am

    To Nashville parents– Thanks for allowing a teenage party and promote underage drinking. Oh yes,and also enabling your children to spread the virus at the party. Hoosiers to the end!

    • Anonymous on May 5, 2020 at 10:15 am

      If you knew this was going on why did you not call the police/sheriff?

  26. Anonymous on April 18, 2020 at 9:37 am

    Look for receipts,anything with a address on the trash dumped ; then report the culprit

    • Anonymous on April 21, 2020 at 10:03 am

      Found out it was a deer some one had killed and stuffed the remains into a trash can and put unblock plastic bags! called the Sheriff’s dept and they sent conservation officer out to investigate! Also they are going to start patrolling the area more! poaching and killing deer out of season…not good!!! Now if we could keep the kids from dumping the beer bottles, beer cans and beer boxes , and people dumping furniture on the country roads!

      • Anonymous on April 22, 2020 at 8:27 am

        What area did you find it?

  27. Anonymous on April 17, 2020 at 11:24 am

    YES!

  28. Anonymous on April 14, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    One of the reasons for the long turnaround for many tests is the number of tests that are being performed. the places that have long turnaround times often have such a huge backlog of tests, most of the them sit on the shelf–and some of THOSE never get done, because the specimen gets too old. It’s not that it takes that long to DO the tests, or that a longer time means they spent more time processing any of the tests.

  29. Anonymous on April 14, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    In St Clair County, they only list the zip codes if there are more than 5 positives within the zip code. For instance, if a zip code only has 2 positives, it would not be listed.

  30. Anonymous on April 14, 2020 at 11:54 am

    I think the standard I see is to how many total people have tested positive, to help people get an idea of how much it has potentially spread in their general area. And if it is in the general area, everyone should be taking the same precautions as you would if it was next door to you–because it might very well be. People might have a false sense of security if they do not see their own zip code, and not take precautions until it is too late. That said, I think I have seen it reported somewhere the approximate area where the people with positives were located–perhaps posted by the Nashville News?

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