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StarLab comes to St. Ann

April 4, 2024

The StarLab came to St. Ann Catholic School in Nashville on Tuesday, March 26. St. Ann Principal Tony Bodnar said StarLab was an inflatable that the students went inside and sat down in.  He said the teacher of the StarLab then projected the universe onto the walls and ceiling and it became an immersed experience…

Washington County Sheriff’s Office responds to Sparta fight

April 4, 2024

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the response to a fight in Sparta. According to a press release from the Sparta Police Department, on Sunday, March 31 at 6:43 p.m., the Sparta Police Department received a call for a large fight in progress at the Pyramid Apartments. Sparta Police officers arrived on scene to…

WW10 Board discusses PE field/track bids

April 4, 2024

The West Washington County Community Unit School District 10 Board discussed PE field/track bids and didn’t take action at its Thursday, March 28 meeting.   Superintendent Keith Senior said he made a request for proposals through the Southern Illinois Builders Association. He said this led to eight more people calling about the matter and two…

Berry gives sheriff’s report at County Board meeting

March 28, 2024

Washington County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Joe Berry gave the sheriff’s report at the Washington County Board’s March 12 meeting in Sheriff Ross Schultze’s absence.    Berry said WCSO has now started using its new Axon body cameras.    Berry said WCSO’s K-9 officer Andrew Howard and K-9 Luna were involved with an arrest where…

WCH Auxiliary Thrift Stop plans to open next month

March 28, 2024

The Washington County Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop plans to open next month. Midge Harre of WCH Auxiliary Thrift Shop said they’re hoping to open in the near future in three or four weeks.   “There are about three to four of us on a regular basis that go about once or maybe twice a week…

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