Lady Rocket Netters Ready to Chase First Volleyball Regional

The Okawville High School volleyball season begins next week. The Lady Rockets returns some experienced players and hope to compete for the school’s first ever regional title in volleyball. Read more about this season’s team in this week’s issue. 2019 Schedule Aug 27 at Marissa Aug 29 at Nashville Sep 3-6  New Athens Tourney Sep…

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Rocket Golfers Tee Off 2019 Season

Dillon Teter (left) and Jacksen Heckert during the Rockets’ first match against Wesclin last week. Results of the meet were not made available at press time. Keep checking our latest issues for updates as the season progresses.

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Lady Rockets Take Second in First Golf Match

The Okawville Lady Rocket golf has its largest team in years, with many young, new players competing. The Lady Rockets had their first match of the season at The Orchards against Mascoutah and Gibault. Okawville played well for their first match, beating Gibault by a whopping 31 strokes, but came up just short of Mascoutah…

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Nashville High School Placed on Lock Down Last Week

Travis Volz Nashville Community High School was placed on security lock down for a short period of time last Wednesday morning. According to a statement, the Nashville Police Department responded to the high school at 8:12 a.m. on Wednesday, August 14, to investigate a possible threat against the school. When police arrived, the school was…

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County Board Discusses Jail Renovations, Among Other Topics

Is the service of an architect worth about $124,000 for construction projects at the County Jail? That was the topic of discussion at the Board meeting last week. Joshua Mandell of FGM Architects explained that the services are needed to prepare specs for bidding. He said the 9.65 percent fee on the estimated $1.3 million…

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Wide Inventory Surprises Shakes & Ladders Customers

“I have the rusty things outside, so when they walk in the building they often say “I am surprised so you have so many pretty things,” said Shakes and Ladders owner Peggy Smith. The Richview woman has filled the shop with primitives, decorative items, wreaths/floral, signs, crafts, furniture and antiques. Dishes include Fiesta and Jadite,…

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Cyber Safety Tips for Parents and Students

As summer break ends, many students will return to school with mobile devices, such as smart phones, tablets, and laptops. Although these devices can help students complete schoolwork and stay in touch with family and friends, there are risks associated with using them. However, there are simple steps that can help students stay safe while…

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Road Construction on Route 127 South of Nashville Starts Wednesday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced lane restrictions on Illinois Route 127 in Washington County starting this week. Construction on Route 127 south of Nashville at Conservation Road to Perry County Line Road will result in intermittent lane closures beginning Wednesday, August 21 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Traffic in each…

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Genevieve “Genny” M. Gill

Mrs. Genevieve “Genny” M. Gill of Oakdale, IL, departed this life at her residence on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 9:05 AM. She had attained the age of 72 years, 11 months and 4 days. Mrs. Gill was born on September 15, 1946 at Scheller, IL, the daughter of Frank and Tillie (Borowiak) Kiselewski. Genny…

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Frederking Tours Europe Playing Hoops

Noah Frederking traveled with the University of Evansville basketball team on an 11-day trip to Europe to play professional teams in England, Belgium and France. The Purple Aces won all three games. Frederking will be a junior at Evansville during the upcoming basketball season. Read the full story on the team’s travels and Frederking’s performance,…

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