Hope Bergkoetter was crowned 2018 Okawville Fair Queen in the Pageant Friday evening at Okawville High School.
Washington County Hospital and SSM Health in Southern Illinois have announced Brian Monsma has accepted the position of President at Washington County Hospital. Mr. Monsma’s first day in his new position was Monday, September 17. Monsma will be an SSM Health employee and have a dual reportin…
The Okawville Junior Lady Rockets Softball Team won the Centralia Tournament. Front row, from left: Kylie Going, Hannah Miller, Adyson Harre, Alayna Kraus, Tyne Moore, Maggie Sawicki. Back row: Head Coach Haylee Althoff, Lexi Borrenpohl, Jordyn Heckert, Macie Staley, Madi Wienstroer, Taylor…
A New Baden man was sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to failing to notify regulators before removing asbestos while working on the old Okawville Elementary School that he owns.
In this week's issue, read about three OHS alums returning to their alma mater halls. Learn about the journeys of Reed Recker (pictured conducting band camp the week prior to school), Haylee Althoff and Kara Schnoeker, and how they each got back to OHS, as well as several other locals in the…
Ross Schomaker has begun a new business called Lucky Streak Distillery near Posen. Strawberry Lemonade Moonshine is the first product available locally from the distillery.
A barn at the Charlie Meier farm east of Okawville was destroyed by fire Sunday morning. Meier got the cows out of the barn before it was fully engulfed.
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.
An employee shortage often results in the owner working long hours and no days off. A shortage reaching a crisis is when the owner works round the clock.
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.
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.
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.
The St. Libory Grade School Board, administrator and interested residents heard about the benefits of school consolidation at an informational meeting May 16 held at Freeburg High.
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.
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…
Washington County Hospital Board, Medical Staff, Administration, & Staff are pleased to announce that Deb Auld, PA-C has joined the Medical Group at Washington County Hospital (WCH).
A Swanwick man was arrested Friday in connection with an altercation that left Robert Pfister, 46, of Nashville fighting to save his sight.
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.
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.
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.
Making sure people who want help can receive it is at the heart of the new joint venture between courts and law enforcement in Washington and Perry counties.