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Washington County Hospital Hosting 5K And Fun Run June 10

Washington County Hospital will be hosting a 5k and Fun Run on June 10 at the Washington County State Recreation Area and Lake. The 5K starts at 8 a.m., and registration costs $25. The ½ Mile fun run, for kids ages 10 and under, will begin following the 5k. Registration is $20. Early registration ended…

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Relay For Life In Okawville June 24

The Washington County Relay for Life will be held in Okawville, IL at the Community Park on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 4:00 to 10:00 PM. The Relay committee is still looking for more teams to add to the excitement and success of the Relay. A team can be any group, organization, school, class, family,…

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Busy, Busy Band

    Steve Browne conducts NCHS Musicians through a medley of the songs of the various branches of the U.S. Armed services at the Nashville Memorial Day observances. NCHS Musicians will be back at the park on Thursday, June 1, to kick off the summer concert series there. By Alex Haglund     The NCHS Music Department…

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Nashville FFA Chapter Succeeds At District Horticulture

    Members who participated were, BACK ROW, Alex Johannes, Austin Schorfheide, Tyler Jahnke, Tabor Kozuszek, Bailey Schorfheide, Holli Fullerton, and Emily Stern, and FRONT ROW, Emily Wisely, Danya Parrish, Mady Reichmann, Johnna Bergmann, Reighn Stofferahn, Karlie Voss, and Liz Biermann. By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter     The Nashville FFA Horticulture team recently brought home some…

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St. Ann School Hosts Speech Meet

    FROM LEFT, Reese Varel, Harrison Zgonina, and Tessa Kellerman.     The annual Diocesan Speech Meet was held on Saturday, April 29 at St. Ann Catholic School with over a dozen schools and several dozen students participating. Students, coaches, judges and parents from the metro east, southern Illinois and points west made the trek in…

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Nashville FFA Excels In District V Job Interview

    Contestants included, FROM LEFT, Mason Niedbalski, Carli Hoffman, Austin Schorfheide, and Callie McClay. By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter     On April 26, members of the Nashville FFA Chapter attended the District V Job Interview Career Development Event held at the SIU College of Agriculture Sciences. This contest is designed to help members enhance their…

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Nashville Optimist Club Announces Community Service, Essay Contest Winners

    ABOVE, NCHS Seniors Taylor Cook and Tyler Jahnke, who were the recipients of the Optimist Club Community Service Award Scholarships.     BELOW, NCHS senior Johnna Bergmann, who won the club level of the Optimist Essay contest.  A special thank you to the community members who served as judges:  Palma Stiegman, Danny Donato, and Macee…

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Richards Honored For 54 Years Of Service To Nashville Township

    Trustees and officers of Nashville Township came honored William B. Richards for serving 54 years as the township clerk. Richards, CENTER, is accompanied by, FROM LEFT, TWP Clerk Chris Maschhoff, Road Commissioner Greg Schorfheide, TWP Supervisor Lester D. Campbell, Trustee Roland Jones, Trustee Fred Reid and Trustee Lester Lange.

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Riding The Rails With Hobo Dave

    Outgoing Washington County Historical Society President David Marshall or “Hobo Dave”, RIGHT, gave a presentation for the Historical Society’s annual banquet on the railroads of Washington County, assisted by real life railroader Bob Howard, LEFT. There were many more railroads and short lines in the county 100 or even 50 years ago and it…

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Hats Off To The Nashville Community High School Class Of 2017

School’s Out! Seniors of the class of 2017 toss their hats at the end of graduation on Sunday, May 28.     The students of the Nashville Community High School said their final farewells to the school and Assembly Hall on the afternoon of Sunday, May 28 – graduation! For a look at these outgoing Hornet…

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