Events, news or other items from around Washington County

DuBois Polishfest Rescheduled for This Weekend

Polishfest in DuBois has been rescheduled for this Sunday, March 10 due to last weekend’s inclement weather. All events are tentatively set to begin at the same time as originally scheduled, with the Polka Mass at 10 a.m., the parade beginning at 1 p.m., and the dance featuring Polka Connection at 3 p.m., and more.

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Average Home Sale Price Increases In Okawville, Decreases In Nashville

The average price of a house sold in Okawville Township in 2018 increased from the average price in 2017, according to sales transaction records in the Supervisor of Assessor’s Office. Last year, the average selling price was $109,252, up from $96,610 the previous year. In the years prior  it was $98,285 in 2016 and $89,030…

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Village Income From Gaming Machines Keeps Growing

Video gaming income for Okawville Village government has increased every year since the first machines were installed in 2013. That is despite the proliferation of video machines in numerous businesses in area towns. The Village treasury had a 9.5 percent income increase in 2018 over the previous year. The village’s share of gaming income increased…

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Charter Member of Catholic Daughters To Marshall Parade

The oldest member of St. Charles Borromeo Church in DuBois will be the Grand Marshall of the Polishfest Parade in DuBois this Sunday. Eleanor Bronke, 97, one of three living charter members of the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Daughters Organization, was chosen as the Grand Marshall of the 25th Annual Polishfest held the Sunday prior…

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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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Irvington Church Closes After More Than 150 Years

Just two years after celebrating its 150th anniversary, Irvington United Methodist Church closed its doors for the final time. According to Sue Koelling, the church’s falling membership was the primary cause for shutting the doors. “It was a great church, but membership declined to the point that we just could not keep it going,” Koelling…

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Old Bank Building In Ashley Now Has Video Gaming Business

A former bank building in Ashley now has a different kind of money-related business – video gaming. Mike and Angel Reid named the business, The Vault Gaming Lounge, in homage to the past use of the building. The Vault has a bar that was formerly part of the counter for teller windows. Alcohol service/liquor license…

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