Area Breaking News

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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Village Board Sets Trick-or-Treating Hours, Street Closures

The Okawville Village Board set trick-or-treating times and approved street closures for next weekend’s Okawville Chili Cook-Off during Monday’s regular monthly meeting. Trick-or-treating in Okawville will be Thursday, October 31 from 6-8 p.m. for children age 12 and younger. The board approved street closures for Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, October 12. Hanover Street from Second…

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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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