Nashville Blue Racers Edged Out for Conference Title

The Nashville Blue Racers Swim Team wrapped up a successful summer with a second place finish at the Shawnee Swim Conference Meet last weekend. Nashville just missed claiming a conference title, finishing with a team score of 369, just five points behind the Carlyle Lakers.  Earlier in the year, the Blue Racers had handed Carlyle…

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Advice From A Boat Dealer: Order Now For Next Season

Boat manufacturing is up this year, but so is the demand at Yachts To Sea in Nashville. “More boats are being delivered this year than last year, but the inventory is not catching up to demand,” said Sales Manager Brandon Frederking. Last year the COVID Pandemic led to more people becoming first-time boat owners because…

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Okawville High Senior Attends Illini Girls State

Zoe Todd recently attended the American Legion Auxiliary Illini Girls State 2021.  This year’s conference marked the 80th session, and it was held virtually June 21st through June 25th. Todd was sponsored by the Okawville American Legion Auxiliary.  Todd, a senior at Okawville High School, is involved in numerous school organizations including Student Council, Student…

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Kremmer Hired to Teach Much Closer to Home

By Travis Volz The stars aligned for the newest teacher at Okawville Junior High, who will now have the chance to teach in her home district. Corinna Kremmer was hired following the resignation of Tim Hostert, and the Covington resident is looking forward to teaching in the same building where her kids go to school.…

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Village Board Approves Street Closures for Wheat Festival

By Travis Volz The Okawville Village Board approved requests for street closings during the Wheat Festival among other matters during Monday’s meeting. Street closings for the Wheat Festival parade were approved, as were the closing of portions of South Hanover Street, Executive Drive, Immanuel Drive, and Railroad Drive for the Wheat Streak 5K on September…

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Love of Cows Inspires Bovine Quilt

Kim Audinet likes to watch cows in the pasture near her home at OBER Creek Estates in Okawville.  That was her inspiration to make a cow patterned quilt. Audinet won a red ribbon for the quilt at the Washington County Fair. It was the first time she had ever entered her work in a fair,…

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COVID Metrics Trending in Wrong Direction

By Travis Volz As the delta variant of the coronavirus continues to spread, Washington and neighboring counties have seen alarming increases in COVID metrics over the last few weeks. The Illinois Department of Public Health issued warnings to Madison, St. Clair, Monroe and Jefferson counties last week, as well as Washington County this week. All…

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School Board Hires New Teachers, Discusses Honors Class List

By Travis Volz Most of the West Washingtong County Unit District 10 School Board meeting was spent discussing COVID protocols for the coming year, but other business was also on the agenda. The board accepted a resignation, filled several positions, and discussed honors classes, among other matters. Middle school science and special educat-ion teacher Tim…

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