Washington County Hospital named top critical access hospital

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”

Read Beyond the Beaten Path Summer Program kick off event to be held June 7

Nashville Public Library launches its Read Beyond the Beaten Path summer reading program with a registration party on June 7th at the park from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Come sign up your family and play the day away with fun games and bounce houses.  During the next six weeks, the library will host a range of free activities for children and families toContinue reading “Read Beyond the Beaten Path Summer Program kick off event to be held June 7”

WCH to hold annual Health Fair all June

The Washington County Hospital is giving those interested the chance to get the 411 on their health this summer with its annual Health Fair. Those interested are able to come the entire month of June during regular business hours for the WCH Lab.  They will go to Registration and tell them about the Health FairContinue reading “WCH to hold annual Health Fair all June”

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”