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Monday, March 30, 2020
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Sunday Crash
Sunday Crash
Sunday crash Late night crashCrawford County Rescue Squad members check out the wreckage of a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis that flipped and crashed into a muddy field on County Road 450N, about a mile west of Hardinville about 2:30 a.m. Sunday. According to the Crawford County Sheriff's Department, Joseph Griggs, 41, rural Robinson, was eastbound when he ran off the road and traveled 142 feet before hitting a culvert and becoming airborne. The car crashed landed in the ditch 186 feet away, flipped and landed upside down another 25 feet farther east. Griggs, whose seat belt had to be cut off by Rescue, was taken to the hospital for treatment by United Life Care Ambulance. Oblong firefighters were also on the scene. Randy Harrison | Daily News

Health Department asking for more cooperation with 'stay at home'
With cases of COVID-19 increasing nationwide and within Illinois, following Governor J.B. Pritzker's stay at home order is critical for controlling the spread of the virus.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Local News

CMH clinic appointments moved
Crawford Memorial Hospital will move some of their qualifying Rural Health Clinic appointments to telehealth.
• Emergency powers of governor tested by pandemic
• Illinois unemployment claims skyrocket amid COVID-19 shutdowns
• County has first positive test for coronavirus
• Teachers find new ways to interact with their students

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Sports
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Johnson twins sign with four-year schools
Two athletes, three sports, two different four-year institutions.

That is what twin sisters Samantha and Summer Johnson have lined up for themselves after the former Oblong High School standouts signed to continue their athletic careers recently.

• Progress continues on Statesmen Park project
• IHSA administration hopeful spring sports can resume
• Rodgers retires, Arnold takes over as LTC softball coach
• COVID-19 causes cancellation, suspension of local sports

Community News
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Senior meals available
The Crawford County Senior Centers are providing pick-up meals at the Robinson and Oblong sites.
• Gardening seminar to be held in Paris
• Oblong preschool screenings

Insight & Opinion
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Teaching the Taliban a lesson
Today in Afghanistan the Taliban are celebrating their victory over the world's largest army. It's annoying for us, but its devasting for the people who live there.
• Days might be numbered for presses, but not for newspapers
• Stone sentence illustrates court problem
• Why not wait until votes are counted?
• Let's slow down on using voting technology

State News

Pritzker issues 'Stay Home' order throughout Illinois
Gov. JB Pritzker on Friday issued a "Stay at Home" order throughout Illinois, directing all residents to stay home except to conduct essential business, and all non-essential businesses to stop operations.
• Governor orders bars, restaurants to be closed
• Dead deer kills woman
• Three dead in I-55 plane crash
• House committee approves bill addressing domestic violence

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