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NCHS varsity scholar bowl wins one, loses two

February 15, 2024

  The NCHS varsity scholar bowl team lost 340-110 to Carterville, lost 270-190 to Massac County and beat Benton 190-70 on Thursday, February 1.    Against Carterville, Griffin Bochantin had 3 tossups, Jaylin Stofferahn had 1 and Isaac Wrzesinski had 1. Against Massac County, Bochantin had 3, Stofferahn had 3, Paul Campanella had 1 and…

Hohlt no longer FOIA officer and no longer on two committees

February 15, 2024

There have been changes to Washington County Board committees with the most notable change being that Alan Hohlt is no longer on multiple committees and he is no longer a FOIA officer.    Washington County Clerk Shari Hempen emailed the Washington County News an updated list of county board committees on Tuesday, February 13. Hohlt…

College Romance Rekindles After Long Separation

February 15, 2024

By Debby Stricker A romance that started over 50 years ago was rekindled when Sue (Lietz) Pries of Nashville and John Corn of Greenville reconnected ten years ago. They first started dating when Pries was a freshman and Corn was a senior at Eastern Illinois University in 1971-72. They continued dating in the summer when…

Local Groups Make Fleece Blankets For Hospital Patients

February 15, 2024

By Debby Stricker    A friendship with an Aviston woman prompted Ruth Harre of Okawville to join her effort of making fleece tied blankets for patients at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Carol Huelsmann started the project in memory of her son, Galen, who died of leukemia in 2013. He was a sophomore at Central…

Former Local Woman Finds Reward In Coaching Special Olympics

February 15, 2024

By Debby Stricker A love of sports, compassion for people with disabilities, and having free time led to Cindy (Droege) McHenry to start coaching Special Olympics. “I’ve always  been involved with sports, and even met my husband, Howard, playing softball,” said McHenry. “Coaching Special Olympics and working with individuals with intellectual disabilities was something I…

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