Central Tops Okawville, Rockets Beat Columbia

By Jon Kraus The Rockets returned to Cahokia Conference play Saturday at Breese Central. The Cougars came into the game undefeated and remained that way with a 50-44 defeat of the Rockets. The Rockets took on Columbia in a makeup game from earlier this year on Monday night. The Rockets bounced back with a 63-45…

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Lady Rockets Fall to Central, Beat Columbia

By Michelle Hasheider- Burianek After a weeklong pause in the season due to the snow, the Lady Rockets got back into action on Saturday against Breese Central and fell 62-46. The Lady Rockets got off to an admirable start, trailing the Cougars by just five points at the half, but turnovers plagued the young team…

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Junior High Volleyball Splits Two Matches

The Okawville Junior High Lady Rockets volleyball team defeated Lebanon on Thursday Feb 11 in two sets 25-17, 25-17. Hailey Kolweier led the way with 11 digs and 14 points on serve, including four aces. Camryn Wiedwilt had three kills, four aces and three assists. Alyssa Statler had three kills. Bella Welch had four assists.…

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Village Moves to Expand TIF District

The Okawville Village Board approved an ordinance to annex two parcels and moved forward on expanding the TIF District during the regular meeting Monday night. A month after voting to annex into the village the parcels of land owned by Charlie Meier, the board approved an  Ordinance that completed the annexation process. In addition to…

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Washington County Trails State Average for Vaccinations

The race to vaccinate as many people as possible continues, and Washington County is falling behind statewide average. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, Washington County has a total of 530 people fully vaccinated, which is 3.79 percent of the county population. That lags behind the statewide percentage of people vaccinated, which stands…

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Average House Selling Price Increases In Okawville, Nashville Townships

The average price of a house sold in Okawville Township in 2020 increased from the average price in 2019, according to sales transactions records of the Supervisor of Assessments Office. Last year, the average selling price was $124,314, up from  $118,243 in 2019. In 2020, six houses in Okawville Township sold for more than $200,000.…

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Laura E. Sullivan

Laura E. Sullivan, nee Engelmann, 90, of Mascoutah, IL born June 27, 1930 in Okawville, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 at Brightly Senior Living in Mascoutah. Laura was a retired bookkeeper from Robert “Chick” Fritz Dist. After 30 years of service and a 1948 graduate of Okawville High School. She was a member of St.…

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Lawrence D. Lange

Mr. Lawrence D. Lange of Nashville, IL, departed this life at Friendship Manor Healthcare Center in Nashville, IL on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 12:45 P.M.  He had attained the age of 86 years, 5 months and 17 days. Mr. Lange was born on September 1, 1934 in Beaucoup Township, Washington County, IL the son…

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Lady Rockets Split First Two Games

By Michelle Hasheider-Burianek The Okawville Lady Rockets team and staff were excited to start a new season after much delay and anticipation. In the opener, the Lady Rockets first traveled to Civic Memorial High school to face a CM Eagles team was much taller and more physical than the Okawville team. The Lady Rockets held…

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Rockets Defeat Carlyle

By Jon Kraus The Okawville Rockets were finally able to tip off their season Saturday against Carlyle in their first Cahokia Conference matchup. Both teams were rusty on offense early and both teams had some turnovers. Okawville made a quick run early in the fourth to stretch the lead with some key 3-pointers.  The lead…

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