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Nashville Middle School promotes Class of 2022

Nashville Middle School held a graduation ceremony on Friday, May 20, to promote its eighth grade class. The commencement, held in the primary school gym, featured several presentations, including the announcement of honor students, the President’s Education Awards and the leadership awards. The class recognized five valedictorians: Emma Behrmann, Ramon Santiago, Isabelle Schmale, Grace SteinContinue reading “Nashville Middle School promotes Class of 2022”

Washington County Hospital to host blood drive on May 10

Washington County Hospital (WCH) will be hosting a blood rive on Tuesday, May 10, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Lower Level Conference rooms. Those who are interested in securing a time can visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter WaCoHospital to schedule an appointment.

Mt. Vernon woman identified as body found in vehicle fire

Washington County Coroner Mark Styninger said Friday that his office has made positive identification of a body found in a vehicle fire in Radom earlier this week. Styninger said in a Facebook post that through dental records, the body was found Wednesday afternoon in a vehicle near St. Michael’s Cemetery was to be Genevieve Barciszewski,Continue reading “Mt. Vernon woman identified as body found in vehicle fire”


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