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Progress Initiative To Host Christmas Porch Contest

The West Washington County Progress Initiative will host a “Home For The Holidays” Christmas Porch Decorating Contest Friday, December 4. A map will be created for people to drive around Okawville to see the decorated porches. Everyone will receive ballots to vote for their favorite entry. The winners will receive prizes. The event will also…

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Road Construction on Route 127 South of Nashville Starts Wednesday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced lane restrictions on Illinois Route 127 in Washington County starting this week. Construction on Route 127 south of Nashville at Conservation Road to Perry County Line Road will result in intermittent lane closures beginning Wednesday, August 21 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Traffic in each…

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School Resumes This Week, Watch for Buses/Students

Reminder and caution that school starts this week Thursday, August 15 for Okawville schools. Be aware of buses stopping and students walking along the various routes to the schools. Wishing all students, faculty and staff a great year! For more bus safety tips, see this week’s issue. 

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Warren A. Dueker

Warren A. Dueker of Nashville, formerly of New Minden, passed away at 3:25 a.m. on Monday, May 6, 2019 at Washington County Hospital in Nashville. He had attained the age of 96 years and 1 month. He was born on April 6, 1923 in Huegley, the son of Arthur and Louise Garnholz Dueker. He was…

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Donald J. Polczynski

Mr. Donald J. Polczynski of Nashville, IL departed this life at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, IL on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 2 PM. He had attained the age of 86 years, 8 months and 9 days. Donald was born on August 20, 1932 in DuQuoin, IL the son of Edward and Catherine (Gross)…

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Swanwick Man Found Guilty of Blinding Nashville Man

A Swanwick man on trial for an attack that left a Nashville man effectively blinded was found guilty on all charges by a jury in Perry County last week. Allen Fisher was convicted of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, a Class 3 Felony; aggravated battery inflicting torture, a Class 1 Felony; and intimidation inflicting…

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