Area News

Nashville American Legion Supports Facility for Veterans

Nashville American Legion Post 110 continued its support of the Haven with the recent donation of 21 chairs for retreat on Crab Orchard Lake. The Haven is a facility designed to assist in rehabilitation and provide a place for veterans to socialize and enjoy nature outside of a confined environment. It relies strictly on donations…

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County Fair To Add Events To Draw In Families

The Washington County Fair is adding a Queen Pageant, more rides, activities and entertainment to the July 9 through July 13 event. “We want to bring the families back”, said Fair President Rhonda Mueller. A vendor new to the Fair, Clay County Amusements, will have more rides that are better suited for families. A Children’s Day…

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Okawville Woman Wraps Up Year As State Jaycee President

After 1,800 miles of travel, five conventions, and 83 chapter visits, Vanessa Birchler wrapped up her year as president of the Illinois Jaycees. The Okawville woman passed the gavel to the new president at the Winter General Assembly in Decatur last weekend. Read about her year and what’s next for Birchler, in this week’s issue.

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Things to do…

EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT FISH FRY at the American Legion Home in Okawville 5-8 pm. FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH – Open Mic Night at the American Legion Home in Okawville from 5-8 pm. Sign up to play or sing that night.     EVERY MONDAY NIGHT — QUEEN OF HEARTS at the American Legion Home in…

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Addieville Community Club Makes Building Improvement

The Addieville Community Club has replaced the roof and will install new gutters in the spring. A new tin roof was put on the building constructed in 1973 so it will last longer and require less maintenance, said President Tom Schwankhaus. The Addieville Area Jaycees designated profits from its recent Pancake Breakfast for the roof…

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Jasper Retires After 37 Years as Village Clerk

When Wayland Jasper was first appointed to be the village clerk in Okawville, Raiders of the Lost Ark was the biggest movie in the country and Dallas was the most popular show on television. Thirty-seven years later, he is finally retiring. Jasper tendered his resignation as village clerk during last month’s meeting of the Okawville…

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Washington County Among Most Financially Healthy in Illinois

Washington County was recently named among most financially healthy places in Illinois by a New York financial technology company. SmartAsset performed a study which analyzed debt, bankruptcy, poverty and unemployment in counties across the country to find where residents were most financially healthy. Washington County was ranked among the top places in Illinois. A financially…

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New Doctor Seeing Patients at WCH

A new doctor is set to begin seeing patients at Washington County Hospital in February. Ronald A. Weiss, MD (Cardiology), FACC, board-certified in Internal Medicine (Subspecialty cardiovascular disease) and a fellowship-trained interventional cardiologist, will begin seeing patients in the SSM Health Medical Group Cardiology Clinic at Washington County Hospital beginning Thursday, February 7. Dr. Weiss’…

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Pizza Market Opening Okawville Location

A new pizza place is coming to Okawville next month. Pizza Market from Trenton will open a second location in the former Eats and Treats building at the corner of St. Louis Street and Hanover Street. The Victory II Restaurant and Lounge, which opened in August, closed its doors for the final time Sunday. Pizza…

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School Board Hires New Teacher During Meeting

The West Washington County Community Unit District 10 School Board hired a new teacher during a busy meeting last Thursday night. Theresa Kolweier was hired to replace Jennifer Mason as the kindergarten through third grade special education teacher. Mason had been with the district for approximately 11 years, according to superintendent Scott Fuhrhop. Kolweier had…

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