Area News

Young Nashville Boy Officially On Kidney Transplant List

A kidney transplant would greatly improve the quality of life for Douglas Habbe of Nashville. He is now officially on the transplant list at St. Louis Children’s  Hospital. The seven year old with Prune Belly Syndrome tires out quickly, so he rests and takes naps frequently. “He doesn’t play like the typical 7 year old,”…

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Streuter Auto Sales And Service Sold To Okawville Equipment

An Okawville business that has been in the same family for nearly a century now has a new owner. Streuter Auto Sales and Service has been sold to Okawville Equipment. It will continue operating as Streuter’s Auto Care at the same location on Front St. The same services will be provided with Streuter’s employees Kevin…

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County Transitioning to Next Phase of Vaccination

By Travis Volz As the Covid vaccination program moves from Phase 1A to Phase 1B in the coming days, Washington County Health Department Administrator Elizabeth Lehde knows that she has a lot of work ahead of her. The initial roll out of the vaccination program included frontline medical personnel and the most vulnerable populations. Transitioning…

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WCH Opening Walk-In Clinic in Nashville

By Travis Volz Washington County Hospital Medical Group announced the opening of their new Walk-In Clinic, located at 1245 South Mill Street in Nashville. Alicia Santel, FNP will be the primary provider at the WCH Walk-In Clinic, fulfilling a dream that started for her in high school. The clinic will provide residents the convenience of…

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Sales Tax Income Declines In Okawville, Most County Towns

Retail sales in Okawville decreased in the 2019-2020 fiscal year, according to sales tax information provided by the Illinois Department of Revenue. The Village of Okawville received $225,922 as its one percent share of taxable sales. In the previous fiscal year Okawville received $238,890. The number of businesses collecting sales tax increased from 59 the…

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Fire At Deli Star In Fayetteville

A fire that started at 10 p.m. Monday destroyed the Deli Star meat processing plant at Fayetteville. The cleaning crew in the building safely evacuated without injuries. Numerous fire departments responded to the Deli Star Fire. Leon Averbeck of Lively Grove is the Plant Superintendent. Read more and see more photos in this week’s issue. 

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Heritage House Struggles To Generate Income In COVID Era

Like all non-profit organizations, the Heritage House Museum Assn. has struggled in the past year to generate income to supports its mission of preservation for the future.  Fixed operating expenses for the four properties are $1,500 for utilities, mowing, and insurance, which does not include building maintenance/repairs. In this COVID-Pandemic already in the 10th month,…

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OHS National Honor Society Collects Magazines for Murray Center

The Okawville High School National Honor Society conducted a unique, but very needed, fundraiser for the Murray individuals. The group held a magazine drive to collect hundreds of magazines for the Murray individuals. Members put out boxes in area stores, collected the magazines and put them in bundles. The Murray residents love magazines, especially now…

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DuBois Mayor Candidate To Pursue Clean-up Efforts

The DuBois Village Board town clean-up effort that started with one mayor and continued with the next after her resignation, will be a priority of candidate Chris Bennett. Bennett, who has served on the board one year, is the only candidate for mayor in the April election. Bennett said that cleaning up derelict buildings is…

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