GLVC Academic All-Conference Student-Athletes

Several area student-athletes were among a group from McKendree University who earned GEICO Academic All-Conference honors from the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Madelyn Tepe of Venedy was honored as part of both the women’s cross country and track and field teams. Two Lady Bearcats golfers from the area were also honored: Margaret Schnoeker of Okawville…

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St. Libory Legion Sponsors New Junior Legion Baseball Team

Boys in St. Libory and surrounding towns have the opportunity to play on a Junior Legion team, thanks to the sponsorship of the St. Libory American Legion. Brian Mense and Curt Lougeay coach the team of boys who will be high school sophomores and juniors. The players attend school in Freeburg, New Athens, and Okawville.…

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County Board Approves Audit, New Okawville Polling Place

The results of an audit of the county’s books came back clean, but the auditor cautioned that those results relied primarily on revenue from Prairie State Energy Campus. Gary Malawy of Krehbiel and Associates presented the findings of the audit at last week’s meeting of the Washington County Board, which found no instances of non-compliance.…

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Over 40% Of Houses Sold For Less Than Assessment In 2018

The fair market value set by the Supervisor of Assessments Office is not always in range of the actual selling price, according to an analysis of Washington County real estate transactions in 2018. Forty-four percent of houses sold last year had selling price less the market value set by assessed valuation. Only 27 percent sold…

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Bonnie L. Hoffman

Mrs. Bonnie L. Hoffman of New Minden, IL departed this life at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO. on Sunday June 16, 2019 at 11:15 AM.  She had attained the age of 73 years, 1 month and 24 days. Mrs. Hoffman was born on April 23, 1946 in St. Louis, MO the daughter…

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Patricia “Pat” Kinzel

Mrs. Patricia “Pat” Kinzel of Okawville, IL departed this life under hospice care at BJC St. Peters Hospital in St. Peters, MO on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 5:35 P.M. She had attained the age of 77 years, 5 months and 14 days. Pat was born in St. Louis, MO on December 31, 1941 the…

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Local Attorney Named Jefferson County Public Defender

Attorney Letisha Luecking is now the First Assistant Public Defender in Jefferson County. She represents people charged with serious crimes who do not have funds for legal fees.  Luecking has closed her legal practice in Nashville that specialized in family law. It was located in an office in the Koch Insurance building.  Luecking had a…

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Nightmare Inspires Local Author’s Horror Tale

Most people try to forget their nightmares. Tony Thompson of Okawville used his nightmare for inspiration. Thompson’s creepy dream a dozen years ago was the genesis of the horror novel, Dryver’s Fields, that was recently published by iUniverse Publishing. To read more about this local author, pick up a copy of the paper.

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Fredbird in Nashville

Cardinal mascot Fredbird will make an appearance at Lee’s Sports in Nashville Saturday June 15. From 10 a.m. to noon he will greet people and pose for photos. St. Ann’s Catholic Church youth group will sell hotdogs donated by the Dairy Queen to raise money for a mission trip to Cairo.  On the mission trip…

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Battling Substance Abuse in Washington County

With the opioid crisis reaching into rural counties across the country, one area group is determined to do something about it. After some success in Randolph County, the Southern Illinois Substance Abuse Alliance is looking to make a difference in Washington County as well.

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