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In Strike, Local Dealer Has Parts

By Debby Stricker Despite a strike of John Deere production workers, Riechmann Bros. in Okawville still has parts available, said company president Bill Riechmann. He doesn’t expect any immediate interruption of parts availability at Riechmann’s locations that also include Breese, Centralia and Farina. “This depends on how long the strike lasts,” Riechmann said. Over 10,000…

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Construction Underway of Dollar General In Irvington

By Debby Stricker A Dollar General Store is being constructed on Huron St. in Irvington.  The town with a population of 756 will be the fourth in the county to get the retail store, following Nashville, Okawville, and Ashley.  Scott Hubbard Construction of Bonne Terre, Missouri is the contractor and building owner. The company started…

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KSDK Tapes The Original Springs For Halloween Theme

The Original Springs Hotel will be a Halloween  feature on KSD TV Channel 5 Thursday.  Today in St. Louis anchor Sydney Stallworth and a cameraman came to the Hotel Tuesday for taping. The segment focused do on the Hotel’s ghosts. Stallworth interviewed owners Don and Mary Rennegarbe, cook Andrea Kellerman and server Kendra Rennegarbe. Although…

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Softball Player Finishes First Fall Season

Shaye Sawicki has completed her first fall softball season with Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg. The team won four games and lost one  in a Junior College Invitational in Jonesboro, Arkansas Friday and Saturday. Sawicki had a walk-off single to win the final game. In five games she had 3 hits in 4 at bats,…

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BCMW Christmas Program Accepting Applications

The BCMW Adopt-A-Family Christmas Program in Nashville will begin taking applications for needy families in Washington County from November 1 through November 15. The Adopt-A-Family Program provides warm clothing, toys, family gifts and food. Previous years have had cash donations and toy drives, and organizers are hoping to make this year even more successful. Applications…

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Zion UCC Collects Disaster Relief Kits

Members of Zion United Church of Christ in Hoyleton worked to assemble aid packages for disaster relief earlier this month. A total of 40 Church World Service Clean-Up Buckets, five Hygiene Kits and six School Kits were readied for delivery to the Church World Service drop-off at LifeWise in St. Louis. Zion UCC allocates the…

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Lady Rocket Netters Heading Into Home Stretch of Season

The Okawville Lady Rockets began a long week of volleyball by clinching a Cahokia Conference title with a gritty road victory at Wesclin 22-25, 25-23, 25-22. The team was behind 16-10 in the third set but finished with a 15-6 run to win the match.  The Lady Rockets improved to 8-0 in the conference and…

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Rock ‘n Roll Trivia Benefits Angel For Autism

The 10th Annual Rock ‘n Roll Trivia raised $1,300 for Angel For Autism, a program that funds sensory rooms in Southern Illinois Schools. Sensory rooms provide a calming environment to facilitate learning for children with autism and learning disabilities. Paul Todd and Jeff Rabenort, along with WDLJ-97.5 The Rock of Breese/Carlyle hosted the event Friday…

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Nashville Man Goes Up, Up and Away

By Travis Volz It took years for Brad Haege to turn a general interest in hot air ballooning into an actual hobby, but now he is making up for lost time. The Nashville man has been soaring above the treetops in his own hot air balloon over the last couple of weeks, putting in the…

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Lady Rocket Harriers Win Conference Championship

With the top two finishers in the race, the Okawville Lady Rockets won the Illinois Division in the Cahokia Conference Saturday at New Athens. Chloe Tepe was the individual champion, Lydia Luechtefeld took second overall, and Cindy Snyder and Sarah Cook finished in the top ten to give Okawville four runners on the All Conference…

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