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Thursday, February 27, 2020
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The bright morning sun shone last week as SENCO Construction employees moved another large vessel into the Marathon refinery. Turnaround at the refinery is scheduled to get underway March 10. (Randy Harrison photo)

Indy man facing sex assault charges here
An Indianapolis man was expected to make an appearance in Crawford County Circuit Court today after his arrest for aggravated criminal sexual assault on a girl under the age of 17.

Stanley Dennison, 50, is accused of sexual contact with a local girl he met on the internet, Crawford County Sheriff William Rutan told the Daily News. He was arrested in Indianapolis at 1 p.m. Friday and brought to the Crawford County Jail by a pair of local deputies Saturday.


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Local school principals are sharing some of their concerns involved with the morning drop off routines. "These concerns may have an impact on the safety of our students," Washington Grade School Principal, Jason Stark said.


Local News

Voters will elect circuit, appellate judges and supreme court justice
Crawford County residents will help select nominees for circuit judge, appellate judge and state supreme court justice in the March 17 primaries.
• Redistricting gets bipartisan push
• Building renovation approved; new lamps to be added around square
• Facelift coming for LTC natatorium
• Statesmen Park work ready to resume when weather improves

Sports
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Maroons fall short to Teutopolis, 63-58
Beating a team three times in a season is never easy and Robinson High School's boys' basketball team made that task as difficult as possible Tuesday night.

The eighth-seeded Maroons gave second-seeded Teutopolis everything they wanted and more, but still came up just short in a 63-58 loss in the semifinals of the IHSA Class 2A Paris Regional.

"I am proud of all of our guys and their efforts tonight," RHS head coach Mack Thompson said. "We just came up a hair short."

• Panthers, Tigers drop regional openers
• Statesmen split twinbills with SUCC
• Maroons pull away from Paris, 55-38
• Lady Statesmen beat Shawnee, 79-72

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Days might be numbered for presses, but not for newspapers
Jim Nowlan and I go back a long way, and I can't think of anyone I know who I respect more. That being said, I have a much less dystopian view of the future of newspapers, and particularly community journalism, than the one Jim shared his piece, "Stop the hand-wringing over decline of newspapers," a couple weeks ago. We are a much better product than we give ourselves credit for, and for those committed to community journalism, I believe we have a much brighter future than what some might think.
• Stone sentence illustrates court problem
• Why not wait until votes are counted?
• Let's slow down on using voting technology
• Visitor from Florida finds kindness on the square

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