Rocket Golf Team Splits Two Matches

The Okawville Rockets golf team split two matches last week, winning a three-team match on Monday at Marissa before falling at home Thursday. The Rockets edged out host school Marissa by a single stroke with a team score of 177 Monday. New Athens finished third with a score of 207. The Rockets were unable to…

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Junior Lady Rockets Blow Out Breese

Laura Cook was clutch at the plate and in the pitcher’s circle, as the Okawville Junior Lady Rockets beat Breese 18-2 on Thursday. Laura Cook drove in runs on a triple in the third and a single in the fourth. She drove in four runs for the game. Okawville opened up scoring in the first…

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Lady Rocket Golfers Go 3 for 4; Celebrate Seniors

It was a busy and successful week for the Okawville girls golf team, as the Lady Rockets competed in four events and won three of them. Last Tuesday, Okawville took on Freeburg and Althoff at St. Clair Country Club, and the Lady Rockets finished second by just 11 strokes to Althoff. They went on to win…

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Okawville Christmas Stroll Cancelled

The Okawville Christmas Stroll will not be held this year because of the Pandemic. The Chamber of Commerce sponsors  the craft show, Breakfast With Santa, and Festival Of Trees. The Heritage House sponsors the House Tour. Although initial plans were being made to have a one-day craft show, that can not be held because of…

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Six Year Old On Dialysis Looking For Kidney Donor

A search for a donor kidney continues for six year old Douglas Habbe. The Nashville child began dialysis in the summer because of his weakening kidneys. He has prune belly syndrome, a malformation of the urinary tract. A minimum of three months of dialysis is needed before the transplant for stabilization, said his mother, Sherry.…

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County Approaching 200th Positive COVID Test

Positive cases continue to climb as the county’s case count, currently 194, approaches 200. That includes 75 new cases since September 1. As of Monday, the county has 25 active cases among residents, and that includes two people who have been hospitalized. A total of ten residents have required hospitalization since the start of the…

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Blood Drive in Okawville Tuesday

An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Tuesday, September 22 at St. Peter United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App on the App Store, Google Play or text BLOODAPP to 90999. Schedule appointments, view your blood type and results of a…

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Okawville Harriers Run at Wesclin

Okawville cross country teams were in action at Wesclin in the first meet of the season where the whole team could run. Both teams finished fifth out of the six teams in their respective races, with Cindy Snyder notching Okawville’s only top-ten finish in the girls’ race. Snyder’s time of 23:09 was good for ninth…

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Clay Crushers Compete at Rend Lake

The Okawville Clay Crushers first shoot at Rend Lake on Saturday ended with the team putting together a score of 411/500. From left: Harrison Borrenpohl (87), Owen Borrenpohl (95), coach Luke Borrenpohl, Dausen Hempken (77), Keaton Ivy (69), coach Randy Lischer, Shane Klasing (83).

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