Schedule: OJHS Boys Basketball Tourney

Monday, October 28 Nashville vs. Trico 6 p.m. Aviston vs. Okawville 7:15 Tuesday, October 29 Albers-Damiansville vs. Aviston 6 p.m. Okawville vs. Trico 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, October 30 Trico vs. Albers-Damiansville 6 p.m. Nashville vs. Okawville 7:15 p.m. Thursday, October 31 Trico vs. Aviston 6 p.m. Albers-Damiansville vs. Nashville 7:15 p.m. Friday, November 1 Okawville…

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Toensing to Play Hoops at STLCOP

Delaney Toensing signed a letter of intent to play basketball at St. Louis College of Pharmacy after graduation. Toensing averaged five points per game and four rebounds per game while recording 37 steals last year for the Lady Rockets. Shown here are Toensing (seated, center) flanked by STLCOP coach Steve Allen and Darla Toensing. Standing…

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Area Runners Compete in Bourbon Chase

Several local runners took part in the Bourbon Chase, relay race from Jim Beam in Clermont, Kentucky to Lexington last weekend. The approximately 200-mile relay race was split into 36 legs varying in length from 3.5 to 9 miles. The course took teams through five distilleries along the way through the historic Kentucky Bourbon Trail.…

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Washington County Fair Queen – Soldier of the Year

Add Soldier of the Year to the list of accomplishments for Washington County Fair Queen Jaylyn Bower. Representing the 1844th Transportation Company of the Illinois National Guard, Bower was chosen from among nine soldiers as the 242nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Soldier of the Year. The contest consisted of a written exam, an essay, weapons…

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Hunting Ghosts in Okawville

Decades of “common knowledge” that ghosts haunt The Original Springs Hotel have evaporated in ectoplasm. “Ghost Hunter” investigators Grant Wilson, Kristen Luman, and Brandon Alvis spent several days at the Hotel in June. The Hotel closed during their stay so that the television crew could have uninterrupted access to the entire building. They set up…

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Public Meeting to Discuss Marijuana Businesses in County

The Washington County Zoning Committee will hold an informational meeting to discuss the potential for sale or production of marijuana in the county next week. The meeting, which is open to the public, is scheduled for Wednesday, October 30 at 7 p.m. at the Community Center in Nashville. At the meeting will be the Washington…

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Ruth A. Holtgrewe

Mrs. Ruth Holtgrewe of Okawville, IL departed this life in the Freeburg Care Center in Freeberg, IL on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 7:39 P.M. surrounded by her family. She had attained the age of 91 years, 3 months and 14 days. Ruth was born in the family home at Okawville on July 5, 1928…

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Thomas P. Sandheinrich

Thomas Patrick Sandheinrich, 73, of St. Libory, IL born March 17, 1946 in Belleville, IL died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL. He was a retired coal miner from Peabody Coal Co. where he was employed for over 35 years. He was a member of St. Liborius Catholic Church, a 50 year member…

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OJHS Lady Rockets Make History, Earn 2nd At State

Though they played in the final game of the season for the first time, the Okawville Junior Lady Rockets’ season came up just short of winning the school’s first championship in softball. Trico made the Junior Lady Rockets settle for state runner-up by beating Okawville 9-0 Thursday at the Class M State Tournament. “Even though…

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OJSHS Partners With Special Olympics

by Jordyn Heckert On Sunday, September 29, the Student Leadership Team and the National Honor Society of Okawville Jr./Sr. High School volunteered to help in the Special Olympics Bowling Tournament. The tournament took place at the St. Clair Bowling Alley in Fairview Heights. Special Olympics is for participants with intellectual disabilities. The athletes compete just…

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