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SPLART night held at OHS last week

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…

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Two NCHS students receive art awards

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…

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Jury Convicts Two Men on Federal Fraud Charges

  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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One injured in Ashley house fire

One was injured in a house fire on North Third Street in Ashley at about 4:16 p.m. on Thursday, February 15.   Ashley Fire Chief Jack Boczek said the occupant of the house suffered burns to his hands trying to remove burning siding and refused treatment by ambulance paramedics, but later went to an emergency…

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Perry County house fire results in total loss

Tamaroa Fire Protection District responded to a house fire that resulted in a total loss just south of the Washington-Perry county line on U.S. Route 51 just after 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14.   Tamaroa Fire Chief Richard Valentine said if you’re going south on U.S. Route 51 as you get into Perry County,…

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Two injured in two-vehicle accident

Two were injured in a two-vehicle accident on County Highway 12 about 0.15 miles north of Daisy Road in Lively Grove Township on Thursday, February 8 at about 2:46 p.m.   According to a crash report from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of a black Dodge Journey 2018, Tiffany M. Cole, 32, of…

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Kollbaum, Berg receive ISBE teacher award

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) announced the over 500 Illinoisans honored for their contributions to education across the state through its annual Those Who Excel and Teacher of the Year Awards. Joshua Berg, OJSHS teacher, and Sara Kollbaum, NCHS teacher, each received a Those Who Excel Award of Meritorious Service.  According to an…

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