Addieville woman killed in one-vehicle accident near Nashville

An Addieville woman has died from injuries sustained during a single-vehicle accident late Friday night. Washington County Coroner Mark Styninger said in a post that his office was dispatched to Illinois State Route 15 just east of Geisel Lane at 11:25 p.m. Darlene Eggemann, 67, was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:34 p.m. AccordingContinue reading “Addieville woman killed in one-vehicle accident near Nashville”

National FFA Awards Grant to Okawville FFA Alumni

The National FFA Organization awarded an FFA Alumni and Supporters Give Back to Your Roots Grant to the Okawville FFA Alumni. The Okawville FFA Alumni plan to use the funds to purchase additional lab equipment to implement the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) Principles of Agricultural Science – Plant (ASP) into agriculture classes atContinue reading “National FFA Awards Grant to Okawville FFA Alumni”

Washington County Hospital to host Blood Drive on Tuesday

Washington County Hospital is hosting a Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 5th from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Changes to our process will now include requirement to schedule an appointment. You may call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit and enter: WaCoHospital to schedule your appointment. It is recommended to complete the Rapid Pass toContinue reading “Washington County Hospital to host Blood Drive on Tuesday”

Okawville man arrested, charged with aggravated fleeing with a stolen motorcycle

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”

Berg Elected Vice President of Illinois Ag Teachers

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”

Accelerate Illinois Team Launches Broadband Internet Survey

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”

Letter to the Editor: Washington Co. Animal Control

All readers are welcome to submit a potential guest column for The Standard. For more information email 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”

Hoyleton woman dies in single-vehicle accident

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”

Storm causes significant grain elevator damage in Irvington

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”

LEGO Robotics 101 KICK Class

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”