Area Breaking News

Former Resident Honored In Cancer Event At Blues Game

Cancer survivor Jacie Hackstadt Debus was recognized at the “Hockey Fights Cancer Night” at a Blues Game. She was one of three season ticket holders invited to participate in the April 5th event. Debus did not know in advance of the honor. She and her  husband Jeff attend most of the games, so they were…

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Local Results from Last Week’s Consolidated Election

Polls were open last Tuesday for the April 6 Consolidated Election in Washington County. Though most races on the ballot were not competitive, a few elected positions were contested. Johannisburg Township Elections Johannisburg Township had multiple candidates for highway commissioner and township board of trustees. Keith Bergmann was elected Johannisburg Township Highway Commissioner over Kyle…

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Treasurer’s Office Sends Out Mobile Home Tax Bills

Washington County Treasurer Natalie Lynch’s office sent out the 2021 Mobile Home Tax bill Monday, April 12. A total of 146 bills were sent out totaling $11,574.78. The due date for the Mobile Home Tax is set for Wednesday. June 30. Failure to pay the bill will result in a penalty of $25 per month,…

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Two Area Hoopsters Named to All State Basketball Team

ne Okawville and one Nashville player were named to the IHSA All State Basketball Teams. The Rockets’ Jacksen Harre was named to the 1A All State Team, and Nashville’s Isaac Turner was tapped for the 2A All State Team. Harre averaged 14.3 points per game and led Okawville with 58 assists in 13 games. He…

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Lady Rockets Drop Two of Three

The Okawville Lady Rockets volleyball team dropped two of three matches this past week, losing to both Chester and Red Bud while defeating Christ Our Rock. The Lady Rockets played well in a loss to an undefeated Chester team 25-19, 25-21. Sydney Tebbe had seven kills and two blocks. Isabella Auer had four kills and…

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KC Implements Tuition Freeze; More In-Person Classes This Summer, Fall

Current and new students attending Kaskaskia College will see savings in their tuition and textbook costs, plus more face-to-face course options as the college expects to return to normal operations for its fall semester. For the second straight year, Kaskaskia College is implementing a tuition freeze as enrollment begins for the 2021 summer and fall…

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Rulevish Set to Play Two Sports in College

By Travis Volz Even in normal years, after a long winter, baseball players like Nick Rulevish are eager to hit the diamond each spring. Following a year of COVID pandemic restrictions, that eagerness is even more acute. Rulevish will have a chance to make up for lost time, as he readies for his senior season…

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Junior High Track Opens

The Okawville Junior High track team opened it’s season March 27 with a meet at Central, where the girls’ team finished second out of three times and the boys team took third. April 3 Meet at Central Okawville’s teams were back in action Saturday at Central, where both the girls and boys took second among…

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OJHS Basketball 8th Grade Night

8th Grade Night was held for Jr. Lady Rockets Basketball last week. Pictured: Taylor Borgmann, daughter of Dennis and Bobbi Jo Williford and Charles Borgmann; Hailey Kolweier, daughter of Rusty and Theresa Kolweier; Camy Wiedwilt, daughter of Ryan and Dee Wiedwilt; Jenna Hackstadt, daughter of Neal and Angie Hackstadt; Tatum Reinkensmeier, granddaughter of Mike and…

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