Area Breaking News

Former Big Leaguers Forming Sports Academy in Centralia

Kirk Rueter threw his last pitch for the San Francisco Giants in 2005. Since then, the Hoyleton native has watched his daughters’ sports and largely stayed out of the baseball business. That is until now. Rueter will be one of the former big leaguers providing lessons at the new Gary Gaetti Sports Center in Centralia.…

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Titans/Lady Titans Have Big Tournament Results

The Immanuel Lutheran/Trinity-St. John Titans won for the second time at the St. Mary Tournament in Centralia last Wednesday by a score of 44-24. Three Titans earned All-Tournament recognition: Blumhorst and Renken were named to the First Team and Pinski made Second Team. The Immanuel Lutheran/ Trinity-St. John Lady Titans brought home the championship of…

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Veterans, and Those To Be, Honored at OJSHS

Veterans Day is about more than just a day off school and lessons about old wars from history class. Okawville students learned that the holiday is about honoring people that are still around who served their country at an assembly held Friday in the O-Rena. Principal Keith Senior opened the presentation by pointing out that…

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Prairie State Proposing Expansion Project

Prairie State Generating Company is in the preliminary stages of an expansion project near the Lively Grove Mine. Prairie State recently filed a request with the Illinois Department of Mines and Minerals  to build what is classified as a minor underground facility south and east of St. Libory. According to a public notice from PSGC,…

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Report Cards for Okawville Schools

The Illinois State Board of Education recently released Illinois School Report Cards for the 2018-19 school year, and Okawville Grade School earned an exemplary rating last year. In both English Language Arts and Mathematics, Okawville Grade School students were well above the state average based upon scores on the Illinois Assessment of Readiness tests. The…

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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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