Daniel F. Kujawa

Daniel Frank Kujawa, 78, of Du Bois, passed away at 5:20 P.M., Monday, November 30, 2020 at the Deaconess-Gateway Hospital in Evansville, IN. Daniel had been a steel worker for Steel Works in Granite City, IL.  He was a member of the St. Charles Catholic Church in Du Bois.  Daniel was also a member of…

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Senior Plans to Build on Strong Foundations as Superintendent

By Travis Volz Though West Washington County Unit District 10 will have a new superintendent next year, Keith Senior said it will not be a new era. Senior, who currently works as Okawville High School principal, was hired at last month’s school board meeting, and he plans to continue much of what has made the…

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Local Athletes Play Hoops in Missouri

The Saints Pack freshman boys’ basketball team won the championship in the Thanksgiving Throwdown 2020 Tournament in St. Peters, Missouri last weekend. From left: Parker Boehne (CORLHS), Logan Meier (Centralia High School), Silas Hill (Nashville High School), Chance Phelps (Woodlawn High School), Wyatt Rollie (Woodlawn), John Blumhorst (Nashville), J.T. Malawy (Nashville), Parker Renken (Nashville).

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Big Game for Frederking Last Week

Following one of his best career performances, Okawville Alum Noah Frederking was named the Evansville Aces’ player of the game last Friday. Frederking led his team in scoring with 20 points during Evansville’s 64-61 loss to Prairie View A&M at the Wade Houston Tipoff Classic in Louisville, Kentucky. For the game, the Okawville High School…

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Santa Arrives Friday For Okawville’s Home For The Holidays

Santa Claus will arrive in Okawville Friday, December 4 at 5 p.m. on the antique fire truck as part of the West Washington County Progress Initiative’s Home For The Holidays event. Due to COVID, Santa will not have contact with children. However, photos can be taken from a safe distance as he sits on the …

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COVID Victim: “This Opened My Eyes”

Before he got COVID-19, Brian Jasper said that he thinks he was about like half the population. “I didn’t take it all that seriously,” he said. But after he contracted the respiratory virus, all that changed. “It opened my eyes,” said the Okawville man. Jasper said that he had symptoms including seven days of fever…

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Okawville Board Approves Squad Car Expenses

The Okawville Village Board approved work on police department squad cars during the regular meeting held Monday night. A water pump on the 2015 squad car is leaking, and the board voted to approve the repair estimate from Killion’s Auto Service of $1,437.47. That was the lowest of the two estimates sought by the Police…

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Joan I. Little

Joan I. Little, 86, of rural Marissa, IL, passed away on Friday, November 27, 2020 at the Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, MO.  She was born June 6, 1934 in Coulterville, IL, the daughter of Joe F. and Pearl (Hemphill) Mulholland.  Joan married Claude W. Little on June 7, 1952 and he preceded…

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Karen K. Ross

Karen Ross of Okawville, IL departed this life in the Brightly Senior Living Center in Mascoutah, IL on Friday, November 27, 2020 at 1:48 P.M. She had attained the age of 70 years, 3 months, and 4 days. Karen was born in Belleville, IL on August 23, 1950 the daughter of Hubert and Bernice (nee…

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