Wesselmann signs with McKendree Univerisity

Abby Wesselmann is continuing her athletic career by becoming a Bearcat. Wesselmann, who just finished her sophomore year at Rend Lake College, recently signed her letter of intent to play beach volleyball for McKendree University. “I am so excited to keep my athletic career going,” Wesselman said. “It was always my plan to continue myContinue reading “Wesselmann signs with McKendree Univerisity”

Gallery: NCHS Class of 2022 graduation

Nashville Community High School honored its senior class on Sunday, May 22, with a commencement ceremony held in a nearly packed Assembly Hall. The commencement had messages of hope and inspiration. The ceremony included a special song selection performed by the NCHS choir. “I’m Still Standing” by Elton John was chosen as a way toContinue reading “Gallery: NCHS Class of 2022 graduation”

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 finds homes for 32 local pets in April

What started as a goodbye gift for a parting animal love resulted in several local pets finding a home. The Washington County Animal Control reported that 30 dogs and two cats were adopted in April. Dana Antoine and her husband Nic donated the funds to cover the adoptions fees, which totaled $900, according to anContinue reading “Washington County finds homes for 32 local pets in April”

Tri-M to host Popalooza event at NCHS

Poplooza music concert will bring a fun and festive event to the Nashville Community High School this weekend. The carnival is from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in the back parking lot and pavilion, and is sponsored by Tri-M. There will be face painting, arcade games, carnival games and bounce houses. Live musicContinue reading “Tri-M to host Popalooza event at NCHS”

Where I Came From: Rosemary Evans-Marcrum

Editor’s note: Where I Came From is a new feature column highlighting specific small town success stories. For some, growing up in a smaller community helped shape them who they are. For others, it was the catalyst that helped them seek bigger and better things. This column will function as a space to tell thoseContinue reading “Where I Came From: Rosemary Evans-Marcrum”

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”

Sheriff: Fatality reported in car fire Tuesday

Authorities are investigating a vehicle fire reported Tuesday afternoon near St. Michael’s Cemetery in Radom that resulted in the death of one individual. Washington County Sheriff Len Campbell said in a Facebook post Wednesday afternoon that the identity of the person discovered at the scene has yet to be determined. The incident was reported toContinue reading “Sheriff: Fatality reported in car fire Tuesday”

Nashville District 49 to dismiss early Wednesday

In anticipation of severe storm weather Wednesday afternoon, Nashville District 49 has announced that it will be dismissing school at 1:30 p.m. District 49 Superintendent Mike Brink said in a parent letter said buses will start loading at that time and children will be available for pickup at 1:45 p.m. Brink said there has beenContinue reading “Nashville District 49 to dismiss early Wednesday”