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Hoyleton Youth and Family Services gives prevention lessons to Nashville and Okawville students

February 29, 2024

Hoyleton Youth and Family Services has given prevention lessons to students in Nashville and Okawville schools.   Bree Polk, substance use prevention specialist at Hoyleton Youth and Family Services, said on December 18 and 19, Polk and her coworker Heather Creasy facilitated a 30 minute lesson on making responsible decisions and peer pressure to the…

Over 50 acres burnt at Pyramid State Park

February 29, 2024

Over 50 acres burnt at Pyramid State Park in Perry County on February 25.   The Pinckneyville Fire Department was dispatched to property at the park in the Goldeneye Lake area east of Panda Bear Road. The call came in at about 3:56 p.m. and the department was on scene for approximately 2.5 hours, said…

Red Bud man injured in single-vehicle accident

February 29, 2024

A 22-year-old Red Bud man was injured in a single-vehicle accident on State Route 153 about a half mile north of Marissa Road in Lively Grove Township on Sunday, February 18 at about 5:50 a.m.    According to a crash report from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of a green 1999 Dodge Ram…

Sheriff’s Office enacted burning ban

February 29, 2024

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office enacted a burning ban effective immediately on Monday, February 26. Due to the extreme wind conditions, all outdoor burning, including landscape waste and fireworks, is prohibited until further notice, according to a statement issued by Washington County Sheriff’s Office. These conditions pose a high risk of fire spread and the…

Sheriff’s Office responds to two-vehicle accident

February 29, 2024

A 16-year-old driver reportedly struck a tow truck at Interstate 64 and State Route 177 in Okawville on Thursday, February 15 at about 7:26 p.m.    According to a crash report from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of a white Honda Civic 1997, Michael J. Marler, no town of residence listed, was traveling…

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