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Today's News

  • Looking to take his stone home

    George Nix entered the service of the United States military on Oct. 3, 1961.

    He served in the 10th Kentucky U.S. Infantry in Company E. before being transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps on April 30, 1864. Nix survived his time in the Civil War, though he is known to have suffered an injury during his service.

    As of 1860, Nix is listed as a resident of Washington County, where he married Martha Emily Young, daughter of Martin and Elizabeth Young, on Jan. 19, 1865.

  • Reflecting on the year that was

     

  • WCHS sports, a year in review

    January 15 Commanderettes end six-game skid

    The Washington County Commanderettes (2-7, 1-4) went up against the defending state champion Marion County Lady Knights (7-7) this past Saturday night, and it showed.
    The Knights jumped out to a 15-4 lead to start the game and never looked back. The Commanderettes cut their deficit to 12 by halftime, but the damage had already been done.
    Marion would go on to win by a score of 52-39.

    March 19
    Commanderettes score 38 runs in first two games

  • A look at the silverback

    5:45 a.m.
    While much of the region sleeps, Gene Boone’s heart pounds and adrenaline rushes as the air fills with rock and roll and the grunts of others.

    Sweat pours as they feel the burn, and it’s all in the name of fitness.

    “My motto is fit over 40,” Boone said.

    Many in Washington County may know Boone as a mail carrier who works the east side of Springfield. The 45-year-old, who walks on average 10 miles a day for the position, has worked as a mail carrier for the last 14 years.

  • News briefs 12/24

    Ongoing

    Discounted Game Passes
    There will be game passes offered at discounted rates to students and adults for the boys and girls basketball season at Washington County High School. The game passes will be available at the high school admission gate until the first of January. Parents or a legal guardian must accompany elementary and junior high school students for them to be allowed in to the games.

    Protect Your Family

  • School district looking for light solution

    Washington County school officials are reviewing their options for providing lighting at the entrance of the new Washington County High School, and they’re hopeful of resolving the issue at next month’s Springfield city council meeting.

  • PHOTOS: Making the big move

    There’s only one way to describe it – organized chaos.

    Like a busy ant colony or beehive, students, faculty and staff swarmed in and out of classrooms, hallways and busses as they packed up furniture, books and other school property on Dec. 17 and began the processes of moving to the new high school.

    Despite the less than perfect weather, students appeared to be happy-go-lucky as thy packed up their old school, and several told The Sun they’re glad the day has finally come.

  • PHOTO: St.Dominic’s special guest
  • District discusses hopes for improved scores

    Test scores did not reflect the improvement that the local district had hoped to see last year, and prior to last week’s board meeting, officials discussed what has been done this year to get back on track.

    Washington County High School principal Thad Elmore said WCHS has put an increased focus on math and reading to make sure the lesson plans coincide with the requirements for the end-of-year PLAN test.

  • Snow day plan in place

    Washington County was one of the districts to receive a waiver to implement snow day lesson plans in place of missed time earlier this year. Now, with students enjoying a three-week break, the first Commander Day lesson plans are being established.

    A Commander Day will be declared on days where snow or ice keeps students from being able to attend school, but the roads are clear for faculty to report by 10 a.m.