Area Breaking News

All Hail The Queen

Tiffany Thompson was crowned Okawville Fair and Wheat Festival Queen at the Pageant Friday evening by retiring queen Hope Bergkoetter. Thompson is the daughter of Rodney and Beth Thompson of Okawville. The 2018 graduate of Okawville High attends Kaskaskia College, and will transfer to Barnes-Jewish Goldfarb School of Nursing in January. She will compete in…

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County Board Plans Emergency HVAC Replacement In Jail

Although renovation of the County Jail is being planned, the Board had to step up part of the project because the HVAC malfunctioned in a section. Due to the emergency, the board approved hiring J & R to replace the air-conditioner, without going through the bid process. The cost is not to exceed $75,000. The…

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GM Strike Trickles Down To Plant at Nashville

The union strike at General Motors factories across the country has affected a parts manufacturing business in Nashville. Grupo Antolin has laid off both temporary workers and other staff. Antolin makes interior door panels for several GM vehicles. Read the full story in this week’s issue. 

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FCA Seeks Donations for Hurricane Dorian Cleanup

The Okawville Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will be teaming up with St. Peter’s UCC Church to collect cleaning supplies for those affected by Hurricane Dorian. The FCA will be kicking off their drive on Monday, September 16 at the Lady Rockets home volleyball game from 4:30 – 6 p.m. Fans who bring one or…

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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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