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An Okawville man has been arrested more than two weeks after allegedly leading authorities in a high-speed pursuit with a stolen motorcycle and stealing fuel from a local business. Brandon Therion, 25, appeared in Washington County Court via Zoom on Thursday, pleading not guilty to possession of a stolen vehicle, a Class 2 felony, andContinue reading “Okawville man arrested, charged with aggravated fleeing with a stolen motorcycle”
Okawville Junior-Senior High School agriculture teacher Joshua Berg was elected Vice President of the Illinois Association of Vocational Agriculture Teachers (IAVAT) at the association’s 100th annual conference last week. Berg joined more than 200 agricultural educators attending the conference held in Bloomington, Illinois. Berg will serve as Vice President of the organization for the nextContinue reading “Berg Elected Vice President of Illinois Ag Teachers”
As part of a regional effort to bring universal access to reliable, high-speed internet to Clinton, Fayette, Marion, and Washington Counties, local leaders have joined together to launch a broadband internet survey to understand the internet needs of residents better. Participation in the survey will help inform the best plan to achieve the team’s vision: “ToContinue reading “Accelerate Illinois Team Launches Broadband Internet Survey”
All readers are welcome to submit a potential guest column for The Standard. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org To whom it may concern, I am writing this letter in reference to the Washington County Animal Control Shelter.Recently, there has been much discussion about the shelter and how it is run and its oversight by theContinue reading “Letter to the Editor: Washington Co. Animal Control”
A 38-year-old Hoyleton was killed in an accident near Irvington on Friday morning. According to Washington County Coroner Mark Styninger, his office was dispatched at 9:41 a.m. to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Tower Road, a half mile north of Holly Road near Irvington. Reports indicate that Carrie M. Shopinski was travelingContinue reading “Hoyleton woman dies in single-vehicle accident”
A severe thunderstorm blew through the area Friday morning and caused considerable damage to the Irvington grain elevator. According to the Washington County EMA, the storm occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m., damaging the grain leg to fall across the CN Railroad. The railroad was shut down, and many power lines were not in use inContinue reading “Storm causes significant grain elevator damage in Irvington”
Recently, the KC Nashville Education Center held a “LEGO® Robotics 101” KICK class. Students built LEGO® creations, turned them into a robot, and programed them! Participants included: Luke Beckmann (Breese), Maxwell Wiegman (Breese), Logan Korzenewski (Sandoval), George Macz (Sandoval), Evie Kasten (Hoyelton), Ellie Kasten (Hoyelton), Jackson Stout (Dix), Brooks Breeze (Mt. Vernon). The class wasContinue reading “￼LEGO Robotics 101 KICK Class”
Washington County Hospital (WCH) in Nashville, IL was recently named one of the top 20 critical access hospitals (CAHs) for Best Practice Recipient – Quality, in the country.The top 20 CAHs, including WCH, scored best among CAHs as determined by the Chartis Center for Rural Health for Quality. The rankings were recently announced by theContinue reading “Washington County Hospital named top critical access hospital”
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