Electronics Recycling Event in Okawville Saturday

The Washington County Health Department (WCHD) and the Washington County Board Solid Waste Committee announced a second Electronic Recycling Event for the year. This event is scheduled for Saturday, July 11 at the Okawville High School parking lot on the south end of the building. It will run from 8 a.m. and run to noon.…

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More Cancellations Due to COVID-19

St. Anthony’s Church at Lively Grove will not host its annual church picnic in August due to COVID-19. Instead, the church is holding monthly quilt/cash raffles. The quilt raffle was a tradition at the picnic.   An event to celebrate Addieville’s 150th anniversary will be delayed a year. Several organizations were planning the event.

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Teachers To Give Input On Support Needed

West Washington County Unit District teachers will meet in small groups with the administration this week to discuss the support they need to educate students amid the corona virus pandemic. “They all want to return to the classroom. That is a given,” said JH/SH Principal Keith Senior. “We just want to know what we need…

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Memorial Park Pool In Nashville Opens

Nashville’s Memorial Park Pool reopened Monday, though restrictions are in place for the public pool. It will be a short season for the pool, which is normally open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. But as with most things, the coronavirus pandemic changed what normal means. The pool will be open on a…

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Summer Athletic Workouts Starting Up

Local high school athletic programs were able to get back underway under Phase 4 Return to Play Guidelines following an announcement by the Illinois High School Association. Return to Play Guidelines were developed by the IHSA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee and were shared with member schools last month, and the new guidelines went into effect…

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Video Gaming Resumes At Area Businesses

Business owners and their patrons are glad to see video gaming resume July 1, five days after Phase 4 of Restore Illinois began. Club Exit 41 owner Gary Rennegarbe said, however, that he is doubtful that gaming will return to the pre-COVID-19 level. “Some people are scared. They won’t be flocking in,” he said. “Others…

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Five New COVID-19 Cases Identified in County

For several weeks, the Washington County Health Department was not tracking any COVID cases in the county. That changed in the last week. Five cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the county in the last week, the largest weekly spike in cases since the start of the pandemic. The first case, a male in…

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Charles R. Thompson

Charles R. Thompson of Oakdale, IL, departed this life at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 2:29 AM.  He had attained the age of 83 years, 4 months and 10 days. Mr. Thompson was born on February 21, 1937 in Hamilton County, IL the son of Cloyd…

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Former Okawville Residents Continue Missionary Work In Chad, Africa

For six years former Okawville residents Brian and Becky Schrader have helped improved the lives people in one of the poorest countries in the world. They work in Chad, Africa with a Christian interdenominational organization called Pioneers. Brian is the team leader of a group that is involved in medical and dentistry work, veterinary care,…

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DuBois Teen Poised to Earn Guinness World Record

Caleb Klein did not just break a record for hands-free pogo jumps in Nashville Sunday. The teenager from DuBois positively shattered it. With more than two straight hours of jumping, Klein more than doubled the previous record of 6,100 jumps on a pogo stick Sunday afternoon in front of Nashville Community High School. “The current…

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