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2018 In Review . . . Preview!

In this week’s issue… read the full year in review and look back on all that happened, like:

  • The Victory II restaurant and bar opened in the former Eats and Treats building in August. Ernie and Julie Beck operate the business.
  • For the first time in school history, the High School Cross Country girls team advanced to the State Meet in the fall.

  • “Celebrating Illinois” was picked as the theme of the Festival Of Trees, held at the Christmas Stroll.

  •  The Dairy Queen came under new ownership in 2018. Kelley Gerber of Bethalto purchased the business from Tim and Mindy Traub, who had owned the local DQ 22 years.
  • St. John’s United Church of Christ at Johannisburg remodeled its old school house building, which is now used as a education building.

  • The Okawville High Boys basketball team won its first ever State Tournament. The Rockets won two games in the tournament at Peoria to take the Class 1A championship.

  • Charlie Meier of Okawville was re-elected to his fourth term as State Representative.

  • Retired West Washington County Unit District Superintendent Dennis Fancher was named principal at Immanuel Lutheran Grade School. Principal Lynn Lukomski retired, after 15 years at the school.

  • Okawville High senior Anna McKinley, 18, is the youngest county resident to be named a political party precinct committeeman. She was named for the Okawville #2 Democratic Precinct.

  • Chuck Melton of Richview was selected to the USA Paralympics Wheelchair Rugby Training Team.


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