Driver Sought Who Hits Anhydrous Tank

A driver who struck an anhydrous nurse tank on Route 160 east of Okawville is still being sought 17 days after  November 16 accident. The vehicle was left at the site, but the driver left the scene. The vehicle is registered to a Washington County resident, said Sheriff Len Campbell. “We think we know who…

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Heckert Signs to Play Baseball at KC

Jackson Heckert (seated, center) signed with the Kaskaskia College Blue Devils baseball team. He is flanked by parents Kim and Kurt Heckert. Standing in the back row are Okawville athletic director Jon Kraus, Rockets’ baseball coach Jackie Smith, KC baseball coach Mitch Koester, and Heckert’s sister, Jordyn. Read full details in this week’s issue. 

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Rockets Blast Hillsboro In Season Opener

By Jon Kraus The Rockets opened the 2019 basketball campaign on Saturday night with a 62-34 victory over Hillsboro in their first pool game of the Carlyle Kaskaskian Classic. The Rockets and Hillsboro both got off to slow starts in the opening quarter of the season, and Hillsboro grabbed the 10-8 advantage after one. The…

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Lady Rocket Netters Named All-South Volleyball Team

Lady Rockets seniors Lindsey Averbeck and Megan Schleifer were named to the All-South Volleyball team. Lindsey is the daughter of Leon and Brenda Averbeck of Lively Grove. Megan is the daughter of Jason and Tricia Schleifer of Okawville. Hazel Konkel, Abby Wesselman, Delaney Varel, and Sydney Schnitker of Nashville were also named. Other All-South players…

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Country Christmas Stroll, House Tour This Weekend

Saturday, December 7   9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday, December 8  – 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The annual Country Christmas Stroll and House Tours hosted by the Okawville Chamber of Commerce and the Heritage House Museum Association will take place on Saturday and Sunday, December 7th and 8th. The house tours begin at…

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Top Ag Honored for 100th Anniversary

Top Ag Cooperative was recently honored by the Illinois General Assembly in recognition of the local farmer-owned cooperative’s 100th anniversary. Offered by State Representative Charlie Meier, House Resolution 537 congratulated Top Ag for its century of service to farmers in southwest Illinois. Top Ag CEO Kevin Hartkemeyer presented the resolution to the cooperative membership at…

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No To All Phases Of Marijuana Business

The opportunity for economic development through marijuana-related businesses went up in smoke, if the Washington County Zoning Board Of Appeals vote stands. At a meeting last week the Zoning board unanimously voted not to allow any of the six marijuana business opportunities that will be legal January 1, 2020 when recreational marijuana becomes legal in…

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Marie H. Schafer

Marie H. Schafer of Nashville, IL departed this life at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 5:44 PM.  She had attained the age of 87 years, 1 month and 7 days. Marie was born on October 25, 1932 in Ashley, IL the daughter of Valentine and…

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Benjamin E. Tuttle

Mr. Benjamin E. Tuttle of Nashville, IL departed this life at his residence on December 1, 2019 at 11:25 AM.  He had attained the age of 55 years, 7 months and 21 days. Mr. Tuttle was born on April 10, 1964 in Nashville, IL the son of Robert and Mary Louise (nee Langa) Tuttle.  He…

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Lady Rockets Open Season With Win

It was not pretty, but the Okawville Lady Rockets managed a win over Wesclin in the season opener Monday at the Nashville Thanksgiving Tournament. Okawville shot just 18 percent from the field, but the Lady Rockets dominated the boards to eke out a 31-26 win. Cold shooting by the Lady Rockets allowed the Lady Warriors…

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