What's happening, events, and other timely information for the Village.

Okawville High Senior Attends Illini Girls State

Zoe Todd recently attended the American Legion Auxiliary Illini Girls State 2021.  This year’s conference marked the 80th session, and it was held virtually June 21st through June 25th. Todd was sponsored by the Okawville American Legion Auxiliary.  Todd, a senior at Okawville High School, is involved in numerous school organizations including Student Council, Student…

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Kremmer Hired to Teach Much Closer to Home

By Travis Volz The stars aligned for the newest teacher at Okawville Junior High, who will now have the chance to teach in her home district. Corinna Kremmer was hired following the resignation of Tim Hostert, and the Covington resident is looking forward to teaching in the same building where her kids go to school.…

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Village Board Approves Street Closures for Wheat Festival

By Travis Volz The Okawville Village Board approved requests for street closings during the Wheat Festival among other matters during Monday’s meeting. Street closings for the Wheat Festival parade were approved, as were the closing of portions of South Hanover Street, Executive Drive, Immanuel Drive, and Railroad Drive for the Wheat Streak 5K on September…

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Love of Cows Inspires Bovine Quilt

Kim Audinet likes to watch cows in the pasture near her home at OBER Creek Estates in Okawville.  That was her inspiration to make a cow patterned quilt. Audinet won a red ribbon for the quilt at the Washington County Fair. It was the first time she had ever entered her work in a fair,…

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ILS Teacher on the Way to Visiting All 50 State Capitals

By Travis Volz One local educator wants to do more than teach history and geography; he wants to experience them. Joe Kirby, who teaches history, science and geography at Immanuel Lutheran School, has made it his quest to take his family to all 50 state capitals. “I wanted to see the United States so I…

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Okawville American Legion Reopens in New Building

By Travis Volz The Okawville American Legion’s new building opened last week after a couple of setbacks delayed it. Roger Wilfong of the Legion’s building committee said it was a go as soon as the final inspection had been completed. “The inspections were done last Wednesday, and we were ready to go the next day,”…

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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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E-Edition Is Fastest Way To Get Okawville Times

Be first to read the latest Okawville Times with our e-Edition. Available on Wednesday mornings, it can be added to your paper subscription for just $10. Or you can purchase it as a stand alone for $30 – no matter where live. Each week you’ll receive an email that the latest issue is available, right…

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