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Okawville School Board Approves Budget For 2017-2018 School Year

By Alex Johannes     The West Washington County Community Unit District #10 Board of Education met for an amended budget hearing and regular monthly meeting on the evening of Thursday, June 22. Amended Budget Hearing     The board approved the amended budget for the 2017-2018 school year.     The biggest concern was the loss in…

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Okawville School Board Sets Goals For Upcoming School Year

By Alex Johannes     The West Washington County Community Unit District #10 Board of Education met for their regular monthly meeting on the evening of Wednesday, May 25. The board approved a variety of ways to improve their school district beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. The trickle down effects of the Illinois State Budget…

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2nd Annual Okawville Soda Festival To Be Held At The Heritage Days

Come and taste 18 old-fashioned glass bottle sodas on Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days. Last year’s crowd top vote-getters, Excel Bottling Company of Breese’s Frostie Root Beer and Black Cherry will be going to battle against Fitz’s Cardinal Cream, Dang Butterscotch Root Beer, Green River,…

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Lindsay Charged With Drug Induced Homicide For Ellerbusch Death

On Friday April 28, 2017 Shane R. Lindsay, 22, of Okawville, was arrested by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Lindsay was jailed in connection to the January 1, 2017 death of Dakota Ellerbusch, 18, of Ashley. Lindsay appeared in Washington County Court on Monday May 1, 2017 and formally charged by the Washington County State’s…

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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 Schools Negotiate New Internet Service

By Jill Moon     During a discussion of bills at the February Okawville school board meeting Superintendent Scott Fuhrhop told the board the district was coming to the end of its current 5-year contract with Charter Communications that provides internet and phone service. He said the school desperately needs more bandwidth for quicker downloads. Fuhrhop…

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