Washington County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0, according to Constance Beard, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue.
Paul Schoenherr was the winner of the 6th Annual Sausage Contest at Seg’s Place in Venedy on April 22. Judges for the event were Robert (Boozie) Buescher, Gerry Scanlan, Richie Pelker, Tammy Bergmann, and Mike Kinzel. Other top picks were Ron (Moose) Musenbrock, Eric Segelhorst, Julie Hecker…
There are many components to a successful Relay for Life: motivated teams, committees, entertainment, restaurants, churches, businesses, police and park boards just to name a few. While there are lots of hands working extra hard to pull off this year’s Relay, one unknown variable is survivor…
Purple bows to honor those with cancer are available to be displayed at this year’s Washington County Relay for Life in Okawville on Friday, May 11 at the Okawville Community Club Park from 5 - 11 p.m.
Ron Daniels, Regional Superintendent of Schools for ROE 13, announced a series of licensure open houses to assist educators who renew a license in 2018. Due to the large number of renewals this year, Daniels finds it essential to provide additional support to area educators.
Experience the richness of the world, without even leaving home. This summer, Illinois needs host families for 55 Japanese and seven Korean exchange students. Students range from 12 to 17 years of age and are matched to homes with a youth of the same gender, age and common interests. These e…
HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese is a key contributor to the local and state economies, providing steady job growth while improving the health of the residents and communities we serve. According to a new report, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese employs 356 full-time equivalent (FTE) healt…
The Washington County Ducks Unlimited Banquet will be held Friday, April 6 at the Okawville Community Club building, and tickets are on sale now. This is a family friendly event. Dinner begins at 6:30pm.
To celebrate Community College Month, the Kaskaskia College Nashville Education Center, located at 17869 Exchange Avenue, will host an open house on Monday, April 2 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
The Okawville American Legion will have a chicken and beer dance Saturday, March 24. The Jorrells will play from 8 to midnight. Chicken will be served from 6 to 9 p.m.
The St. Liborius Parish is sponsoring a Quilt Bingo on March 4 at the St. Libory American Legion. Of the 24 games to be played, 13 are for quilts and 11 for cash. One 50/50 game will also be played.
The Washington Co. Republican Central Committee is hosting a Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday, March 3 at 6pm. Governor Bruce Rauner is the featured speaker at 5:15pm, doors open at 4:30pm.
Washington Lodge No. 55 A.F. & A.M. of Nashville is again offering two $500 scholarships, one each to a graduating senior from Nashville High School and Okawville High School. Any graduating senior from these two high schools who is planning to enroll in a college or university may apply.
February is National Heart Health Month and Washington County Hospital (WCH) is spreading awareness about management and prevention of heart disease by wearing Red on Friday, February 2 in support of Women’s Heart Health.
The Addieville Community Club will once again start their Lenten Fish Fry Fridays starting Feb. 2. The Fish Fry is from 5-8pm. Queen of Hearts Drawing to follow at 8pm. Fish will continue on Friday evenings Feb. 2 to March 30.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2018 —The Okawville Lions Club BBQ at the Okawville Legion Home. Serving 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM (or until Sold Out). Pork Steak, Brat & Rib Dinners available with Slaw, Applesauce and American or German Potato Salad. The Full Slab Baby Back Rib Dinner (including side…
The 2018 IL Dairy Summit, co-sponsored by University of Illinois Extension and IL Milk Producers Association, will be held on February 1 at the Kaskaskia College Life Long Learning Center in Centralia.
The Kaskaskia College Associate Degree Nursing Program has extended the application deadline for March classes. Students wishing to begin the nursing program in March have until January 18 to submit their application to the admissions office.
All Washington County Offices will be closed Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26 for the Christmas holiday, as well as Monday, January 1 for New Year’s Day.
The Mobile Market from the St. Louis Area Foodbank will be in Nashville on December 19 at 10 a.m. at the Washington County Fairgrounds in the Commercial Building.
At the annual meeting of the Okawville Fair Board, the directors voted to donate $1,000 each to the Irvington Food Pantry and the Heritage House Museum in honor of all the area volunteers who helped at the 2017 fair. Volunteers allow the Board to make such donations and help the Community C…
The Okawville FFA Alumni Dinner Auction will be held this Saturday, November 4 at the Addieville Community Club. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the dinner starting an hour later. Tickets are $20 and are available at Riechmann Bros. John Deere, First National Bank, Old Exchange National Bank, and…
It’s the time of year to spread a little holiday cheer and happiness. The American Legion in Okawville is once again collecting toys and coats for kids and veterans.
It was fitting that beautician Rose Behrman styled the hair of Betty Zapp on her last day working at her business, Rose’s Beauty Shop. After all, Zapp was her client since Behrman became a beautician in 1974.
St. Liborius Catholic Church will host a Wurst Markt and Shooting Match Sunday, September 15 at the American Legion. Serving is from 11am-5pm. Carry-outs are available.
Sawyer Backs is fighting a rare form of cancer called Langerhans cell histiocytosis, and to help in that battle his family has organized the Cruzin’ for Cancer Car Cruise and Poker Run on Saturday, Nov. 4.
In conjunction with the Chili Cook-Off, the Okawville Fire Dept. will grill ribs and brats on Oct. 14. Pre-Order ribs to guarantee availability. $20 per full size of ribs, pick up at 4:30pm.
The Heritage House Museum is hosting a carry out dinner on Sunday, Oct. 8 from 11am -1pm. For $10 get roast beef or pork, mashed potatoes, gravy, choice of corn or seasoned green beans and dessert. For $9 get beef&noodles with choice of vegetable and dessert, or beef&noodles only $6.
Fall is in the air and time for pumpkins, scarecrows and of course chili. The Okawville Chamber of Commerce will host their annual chili cook-off on Saturday, October 14, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Besides tasting a variety of unique and great chili entries, other activities include the Rainbow…
One out of every seven adults in the U.S. is a former 4-H member. Washington County 4-H Clubs are accepting new members this month to grow that number even higher.
The USDA announced that Senior Farmer’s Market coupons are available for low income seniors to purchase food at farmer’s markets. The USDA provides funding to states to distribute coupons that allow seniors to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at participating markets.