Nashville American Legion Supports Facility for Veterans

Nashville American Legion Post 110 continued its support of the Haven with the recent donation of 21 chairs for retreat on Crab Orchard Lake. The Haven is a facility designed to assist in rehabilitation and provide a place for veterans to socialize and enjoy nature outside of a confined environment. It relies strictly on donations…

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Rockets Notch Two Wins; Action Gallery

Read about the latest wins over New Athens and Red Bud, what’s up next and the post season, in this week’s issue, including Senior Night. The Rockets will host Central Friday at 7pm for the last regular home game of the season where Seniors will be recognized.

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Lady Rockets Season Ends

The Okawville Lady Rockets’ season came to an end in heartbreaking fashion at the Lebanon Regional after losing to the host school on an overtime buzzer-beater Friday night. With a regional championship on the line, the Lady Rockets took on the host Lebanon Greyhounds in a defensive battle. Neither team scored over the first three…

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Junior High All-Star Game to Feature Local Players

Washington County will be well-represented at Rend Lake College’s 2019 Southern Illinois Premier Junior High All-Star Classic, February 23 – 24 at Waugh Gym in Ina. Following state championships for the girls’ basketball teams from Okawville Junior High and Immanuel Lutheran/Trinity-St. John, several team members will be among the top players in southern Illinois on…

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Winchester Awarded ISCA Coach Of The Year

Nashville Middle School softball coach Amber (Ford) Winchester was honored by the Illinois Softball Coaches Association as the Class M Sectional Coach of the Year February 9 in Bloomington. The event honored coaches and umpires from around the state with a dinner, annual awards and Hall of Fame inductions.   When Winchester began playing softball…

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County Fair To Add Events To Draw In Families

The Washington County Fair is adding a Queen Pageant, more rides, activities and entertainment to the July 9 through July 13 event. “We want to bring the families back”, said Fair President Rhonda Mueller. A vendor new to the Fair, Clay County Amusements, will have more rides that are better suited for families. A Children’s Day…

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Okawville Woman Wraps Up Year As State Jaycee President

After 1,800 miles of travel, five conventions, and 83 chapter visits, Vanessa Birchler wrapped up her year as president of the Illinois Jaycees. The Okawville woman passed the gavel to the new president at the Winter General Assembly in Decatur last weekend. Read about her year and what’s next for Birchler, in this week’s issue.

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Harold Prusz

Harold Prusz, 81 of Nashville, passed away at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, February 11, 2019 at Friendship Manor Health Center in Nashville.   He was born on October 4, 1937 in Nashville, the son of Walter and Margaret Eade Prusz.  He was preceded in death by his parents, an uncle; Howard Eade and 2 aunts;…

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Things to do…

EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT FISH FRY at the American Legion Home in Okawville 5-8 pm. FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH – Open Mic Night at the American Legion Home in Okawville from 5-8 pm. Sign up to play or sing that night.     EVERY MONDAY NIGHT — QUEEN OF HEARTS at the American Legion Home in…

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Gerald W. Boggs

Gerald W. Boggs, 85, of Venedy, IL, born April 12, 1933 in Rison, AR, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at MarKa Nursing home in Mascoutah, IL. Gerald was Korea and Vietnam War veteran and a retired MSgt. for the USAF. He is preceded in death by his wife Dixie Ann “Dee,” nee Taylor, Boggs, whom…

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