Len Campbell was elected Washington County Sheriff in one of the few competitive races for county offices in the Nov. 6 General Election.
Farmers in the area have seen big grain yields this year, though the wet weather in the middle of the last week kept many farmers from wrapping up the harvest.
Two 17 year old juveniles were arrested early this week for the burglaries at the Roland Barkau Memorial Golf Course in Okawville and Frederking’s Eagle’s Nest in Addieville.
States Attorney Dan Bronke reported to the County Board that the number of some criminal cases have increased and some have decreased, compared to the same period last year.
Judges and elected officials from across Illinois were at the Washington County Judicial Center Friday for the unveiling of a new portrait of Abraham Lincoln that will hang in its lobby.
This month, Washington County Hospital is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About one in eight women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.
The Washington County Health Department will be offering seasonal flu clinics around the county in the coming weeks, including this year at the Okawville Community Club.
Okawville Fair Association income for the 2018 event was down $2,864 from the previous year. Receipts for the food stand, soda and beer, carnival rides, 50/50 and Queen Pageant totaled $65,069 this year, compared to $67,935 last year. That downturn was likely due to unseasonably hot weather …
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).