Area Breaking News

Okawville ACES Team Finishes Second at SWIC Sectional

The Okawville High School Academic Challenge for Engineering/Science (ACES) team won second place in the small school Sectional Championship competition held at Southwestern Illinois College on Friday, March 6. The team will advance to State level competition if it is not cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Individuals placing were: Lindsey Averbeck – 1st in…

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Local Ref Officiates At Girls State Tournament

Jim Teter was recently assigned to officiate the IHSA Girls State 3A/4A series in Normal, IL at Redbird Arena. This was his first time officiating at the state tournament. Teter was picked by the IHSA to officiate, based on annual ratings of coaches. He was among the 12 referees officiating the tournament. Teter’s first State…

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College Baseball Players See Limited Action

College Baseball Players See Limited Action College sports fans have already lost out on postseason basketball action due to the coronavirus pandemic, and it looks like spring sports will be negatively affected as well. Baseball and softball seasons have seen postponements and cancellations, so local athletes have not been able to compete on college diamonds.…

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Okawville Legion Plans To Demolish, Rebuild Dance Hall Section

It has been a long road getting to this point, but the dance hall of the Okawville American Legion Post 233 will be completely demolished to make way for a entirely new structure. Project Manager and Public Information Officer Andy Jankowski explained that a recent inspection of the crawl space showed the floor structure was…

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WCH Continues Preparations for COVID-19

A tent went up outside Washington County Hospital in Nashville in preparation for the possibility of more cases of COVID-19. A hospital official said that the tent is not going up in response to new cases, but as a precautionary measure in case more people become ill. “We’re trying to stay ahead of things, and…

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Janowski Tops Incumbent Bronke in State’s Attorney Race

In one of the only competitive races in last week’s primary elections, Daniel Janowski beat incumbent Dan Bronke in the race to be the Republican candidate for Washington County state’s attorney. County voters chose Janowski by a wide margin. The challenger tallied 1598 votes to Bronke’s 798. With no Democrat on the ballot in November,…

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Life Interrupted: Contact Limited Over Fears of Coronavirus

School and Village Library: closed for two weeks. First ever Okawville High spring musical: postponed. Heritage House Annual Dinner meeting: canceled. First National Bank stockholders meeting: canceled. St. Peter’s pasta Lenten dinner: postponed. Republican election watch party: canceled. Vacations: canceled. Life as we know it is taking at least a two week pause to stop…

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Website myokawville.com Launched To Promote Area

A new website myokawville.com has been launched to promote the West Washington County Unit District region as an ideal place to live. The message is that the area offers strong schools, supportive community, and is a peaceful and safe place to raise a family. Information about schools, listing of businesses and their services and hours, organizations, churches…

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