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“The Heroin Project” Part I: A Call To Action

    Public defender Dennis Hatch, who previously served as both Judge and Prosecutor in Washington County, speaks to the audience at a screening of “The Heroin Project” on April 20 at the Nashville Community Center. By Alex Haglund     “The Heroin Project” is a film documenting the deadly effects of the abuse of heroin and…

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Column: Seeking Solutions To The Heroin Problem

Dear Readers: There comes a time when a newspaper person, particularly those of us at small town papers, but really, anywhere, feels the need to abandon some of their impartiality and put their own voice into things. Usually it’s in a column, but in the opening of the article related to the heroin project (Here,…

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States Attorney Donates To Okawville Police Department

    States Attorney Daniel Bronke, RIGHT, made a donation of $3,147 to the Okawville Police Department, accepted by Okawville Police Chief Steve Millikin, LEFT, to go towards the purchase of three sets of “Stop sticks”, a digital camera and a battery and charger for a handheld LIDAR unit. By Jill Moon     States Attorney Daniel…

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Okawville Village Board Swears In Ford As Full-Time Cop

By Jill Moon     The Okawville Village Board held its monthly meeting on February 27. The board was pleased to swear in former part-time police officer Evan Ford as a full-time patrolman. They voted at their meeting last month to promote him to full-time.     Patrolman Ford’s fiancee Kelsey Hovorka attended the swearing in. Mayor…

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Sheriff’s Report – March 1, 2017

February 26 The Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Washington County Ambulance, and Ashley Fire Department responded to Richview for a report of a medical emergency. February 25 Francisco J. Abatos-Hurtado, 35 of Centralia, was arrested by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office for No Valid Driver’s License and Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle. A Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy…

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Police Report – March 1, 2017

February 20 The Nashville Police Department responded to N. Grand Ave. at W. Maple St. for a suspicious vehicle. Officers responded to the 400 block of E. Adams St. for a domestic dispute. Police responded to the 400 block of E. St. Louis St. for an animal complaint. Officers responded to the 300 block of…

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Police Report – February 22, 2017

February 14 The Nashville Police Department observed a white vehicle, driven by Johnna Bergmann, of Oakdale hit a silver vehicle driven by Amy Harris, of Ashley while stopping in traffic on S. Mill St. No injuries were reported. Officers responded to the area of S. Community Ave. in front of Nashville High School for a…

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Sheriff’s Report – February 22, 2017

February 20 A Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a report of an animal in the roadway in rural Radom. February 19 The Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a theft report from a resident of rural Richview, IL. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in rural Nashville, IL for a burglary report.…

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A Pivotal Advantage For Washington County Law Enforcement

Washington County Law Enforcement Officers, Farmers and Merchants Bank staff and Triumph Systems personnel stand by the Pivotal Trainer. FROM LEFT, Karianne Schnitker, Dan May and Stephen Greene of F&M Bank; Washington County Sheriff Danny Bradac; Ken Harris and Jared Ogden of Triumph Systems; Nancy Hish and Kim Gill of F&M Bank, Nashville Police Chief…

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