Area News

School Board Discusses New Grading Scale

A new grading scale and an invitation for Okawville High School to join the Cahokia Conference took up the bulk of the discussion at the West Washington County Unit District School Board meeting Thursday. The board heard a first reading of a proposed change to the student handbook that would institute a ten-point grading scale…

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County Enters Phase 3 of Restore Illinois Plan

Washington County Health Department administrator Elizabeth Lehde announced that the county had moved into Phase 3 of Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan to reopen the state from the COVID-19 pandemic. In Phase 3, the rate of infection among those surveillance tested is stable or declining, and COVID-19-related hospitalizations and ICU capacity remains stable or…

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County Quadrennial Assessments

Quadrennial Year Reassessments for some townships of Washington County are published in The Okawville Times this week. Assessments for other townships are published in the Nashville News. By state statute, the assessment of all parcels must be published every four years. The Supervisor of Of Assessments office reviews assessments of every parcel during the previous…

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Rep. Meier: Childcare Centers Can Reopen As Of May 29

Childcare centers are allowed to reopen as of Friday, May 29 thanks to child care advocates, State Rep. Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) and State Rep. Charlie Meier (R-Okawville). More childcare centers will now be allowed to reopen in Phase 3 of Governor Pritzker’s plan as more families head back to work. According to Rep. Meier, “With…

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Blood Donor Screeners Needed

COVID 19 has changed our lives drastically in the last few months.  Children have not been in school, millions of people across the country are working from home, millions of others are temporarily without work, and they are looking for an outlet. Overwhelmed with this life changing event, some people are wishing they could do…

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Local Front Line Workers Share Their Stories

In this week’s issue, read about several individuals with direct experience on the Front Line of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Their first person accounts are both heartwarming and gut-wrenching, as they share the vivid details of what it is like to work in healthcare right now. Are you a Washington County resident (current or fornmer) working…

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Parades, Videos, And More To Honor 2020 Graduates

The graduation and promotion processes may have looked different, but the excitement and pride felt by this community over the Class of 2020 was not diminished in the slightest. The community honored them with parades, videos and many other socially-distanced celebrations. Pick up this week’s issue to read more about all the excitement around the community. Over…

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OHS Graduation, Recognition Sunday

Okawville High seniors will have an virtual graduation Sunday, May 24 at 2 p.m. Seniors were video taped at separate times walking across a stage set up in front of school May 9th. The tapes will be spliced together for the virtual graduation, which will be shown on the Rockets Facebook page. Honors and scholarships…

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Voice of the Nashville Hornets Calling it Quits

By Travis Volz For four decades, Brad “Bo” Meyer has been bringing Nashville sports to listeners at home. Now, the voice of the Hornets is calling it a career. Meyer announced last week that he was hanging up his microphone after 42 years of calling Nashville football, basketball and baseball games. “I didn’t announce anything…

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