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SPLART night held at OHS last week

February 22, 2024

SPLART night took place on Monday, February 12 at Okawville High School. Art teacher Dan Kramer said SPLART night is a painting event put on by the OHS art club. He said this year was the 10th year that the art club has hosted SPLART night and SPLART night began 10 years ago as a…

Two NCHS students receive art awards

February 22, 2024

Nashville High School entered the 50th annual Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition and two students received awards.  According to Tracy Schilling, executive assistant at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mount Vernon, Brooke Harris received a Gold Key for her painting, “Rusty Radom” and Annelise Shubert received an Honorable Mention for her Drawing, “Porkchop.”  Their art…

Wash. Co. had first snowfall over one inch of season last Friday

February 22, 2024

Washington County had its first snowfall of the season of an inch or more on Friday, February 16.   Jared Maples, meteorologist at National Weather Service St. Louis, said a lot of the observations that came from the local area were between about three and five inches. He said a good part of the area…

Wash. Co. Sheriff’s Office conducted three drug seizures last month

February 22, 2024

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office conducted three drug seizures last month.   On January 10, the department had a drug seizure on Interstate 64 eastbound. The department seized 160 pounds of cannabis, 12 pounds of mushrooms and 59 pounds of THC cartridges and edibles. The street value was $500,000. On January 24, the department recovered…

Jury Convicts Two Men on Federal Fraud Charges

February 22, 2024

  Following a two-week trial, members of a jury in southern Illinois returned guilty verdicts on multiple federal fraud charges against the owner/CEO and a former executive of a health insurance telemarketing company based in south Florida, according to a press release issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of Illinois.   …

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