Area News

Nashville High School Placed on Lock Down Last Week

Travis Volz Nashville Community High School was placed on security lock down for a short period of time last Wednesday morning. According to a statement, the Nashville Police Department responded to the high school at 8:12 a.m. on Wednesday, August 14, to investigate a possible threat against the school. When police arrived, the school was…

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County Board Discusses Jail Renovations, Among Other Topics

Is the service of an architect worth about $124,000 for construction projects at the County Jail? That was the topic of discussion at the Board meeting last week. Joshua Mandell of FGM Architects explained that the services are needed to prepare specs for bidding. He said the 9.65 percent fee on the estimated $1.3 million…

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Wide Inventory Surprises Shakes & Ladders Customers

“I have the rusty things outside, so when they walk in the building they often say “I am surprised so you have so many pretty things,” said Shakes and Ladders owner Peggy Smith. The Richview woman has filled the shop with primitives, decorative items, wreaths/floral, signs, crafts, furniture and antiques. Dishes include Fiesta and Jadite,…

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Cyber Safety Tips for Parents and Students

As summer break ends, many students will return to school with mobile devices, such as smart phones, tablets, and laptops. Although these devices can help students complete schoolwork and stay in touch with family and friends, there are risks associated with using them. However, there are simple steps that can help students stay safe while…

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Day Care Has Openings For 3-4 Year Olds

The Immanuel Lutheran Wee Care now has openings for 3 and 4 year olds. The 15-month to 3 year old room is at capacity. Wee Care is also at capacity for after-school care for kindergarten and up, at 20. Payment assistance is available for income-qualified families through CHASI. Read the full article in this week’s…

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Solar Power Project at Village Lagoon Scaled Back

Last fall, the Okawville Village Board approved a plan to build a solar array that would supply all of the power needs to the lagoon, which is the village’s largest power draw. When Ameren inspected the proposed system, it was found to be inadequate to the task as originally envisioned. “I’m not an electrician, but…

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Florida Man Arrested in Nashville on Drug Charges

A Florida man is facing drug charges after being arrested by the Nashville Police Department Saturday night. Marcus KD Hayes, 31, of Gainesville, Fla., was indicted on three drug charges as a result of his arrest by Nashville officers over the weekend. Hayes, who is in the Washington County Jail on a $100,000 bond, is…

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Parents Group To Push For After School Care

A group of parents is advocating an initiative to provide after school care at school. They are asking taxpayers in the district to attend the next school board meeting Thursday, August 22 to raise awareness for an affordable quality afterschool program for Okawville Grade School students. They believe there is enough demand, since many school-age…

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Local Woman Writes Book About Opioid Crises

“I found myself shaking inside and out, not sure this was the right thing to do,” Krohne said of a September 2018 meeting with families who had experienced this loss. “They welcomed me with hearts open.” The purpose of the book was to help readers understand that the faces of addiction loss are families just…

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