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Representative Charlie Meier and University of Illinois Extension will host a public seminar on the benefits of alternative energy on July 17 at the U of I Extension Office in Breese. The program, which will be from 7 to 9 p.m., is free and open to the public.

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The eastern part of Jimtown Road closed indefinitely this week. One of the two bridges has been deemed unsafe. The bridges are on Jimtown Road between Weaver Creek Road and the intersection of Jimtown and Blackjack Roads.

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While the weather impacted the turn out of this year's event, over 130 people voted on this year's Soda Festival Winner. The Heritage House also made plans to expand their real estate holdings near the Schlosser Home for future events.

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The Okawville Soda Festival will help recall the era not that long ago when not only Okawville, but nearly every small town had its own “Sodie Factory.” The Okawville Soda Festival will feature 16 varieties of old-fashioned glass bottle sodas, most made with pure cane sugar like in the past. 

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Russel Rodely was named Okawville High Valedictorian and Emily Bening named Salutatorian at Okawville High graduation Sunday. They were among the students who were awarded scholarships totaling over $60,000.

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Washington County Hospital expanded its partnership with SSM Health by entering into a management agreement with the southern Illinois hospital system.

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On May 11, community members and cancer survivors will join together at the annual Relay For Life of Washington County at Okawville Community Club to help the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle. The evening will include kids activities, concessions, entertainment and fami…

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Washington County’s is publishing a list of assessments for the west part of the county in this week’s Okawville Times. Others are published in the Nashville News.

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In this week's issue, read the stories of local donors and recipients and how they've waited or sacrificed, and how they and their families have perservered.

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TIF District Joint Review Board Discussed by Village Board; and Police Committee Chair Sarah Deterding reported that the FBI is assisting local police with the ongoing investigation into the Snapchat threat earlier this month, and that Okawville officers had attended hazardous materials training.

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A committee of residents in the West Washington County Unit District took the first step to making the region a better place to live and attract new residents at a meeting at the Roland Barkau Memorial Golf Course Thursday.

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Physician Assistant Deb Auld is still searching for a family practice physician to operate a medical practice with her in Nashville. She had hoped to have a plan in place when the Belleville Memorial Group that she now practices with ends it operation in Nashville March 31. 

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Washington County Treasurer Darlene Ostendorf announced that her office sent the final 2016 payable 2017 Real Estate Tax distribution to the taxing districts on March 12.

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There is no new information available on the recent Snap Chat threat to Okawville High students. It is still under investigation by the Okawville Police and FBI Fairview Heights Office, said Chief Steve Millikin.

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Okawville Police Chief Stephen Millikin released information in reference to the Snapchat threat directed at the Okawville School District on the evening of Feb. 28.

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The Addieville Fire Protection District is pleased to announce that effective April 1, 2018, many district residents will see an improvement in their public fire protection classification rating. In a letter received from the Insurance Services Office (ISO), the district’s fire protection cl…

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A Freeburg man was killed and another man was injured as the result of a two-car accident in Washington County on Tuesday afternoon. 

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According to a press release from Norrenbern’s Foods, the costs of funding union pension plans are to blame for the closing of the Nashville store, as well as Tom’s Market in Freeburg.