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Saturday, October 19, 2019
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A plan to use solar panels to power Lincoln Trail College may not only save Illinois Eastern Community Colleges money, it could help train students to work in a growing technological field. First, however, LTC must be approved for participation in a state program that will drastically cut the net cost of the project. The IECC board of trustees this week...

United Way has list of successes to kick off new drive
United Way is kicking off its annual pledge drive and is seeking local residents' support.

The United Way of Crawford County and Knox County, Ind., work together to improve the lives of people in these communities through better health, education and financial stability. Every year UWCC donates thousands of dollars to local organizations to help facilitate the specific objects of those organization that benefit our community as a whole.

Friday, October 18, 2019

In Pursuit
In Pursuit
Robinson High School senior Emmma Goff goes after a player on the sophomore flag football team during powder puff football games at RHS Wednesday. The annual games are part of homecoming week. The Maroons take on Lawrenceville in the homecoming football game at 7 p.m. Friday. The homecoming dance is Saturday with the queen coronation at 9:30 p.m. (Randy Harrison photo)

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Tourism growing in state and county
Tourism continues to grow in the State of Illinois and Crawford County.

The Illinois Office of Tourism recently announced both international and domestic travel expenditures reached $41.7 billion in 2018 which is a $2 billion boost to the state's economy since 2017. More than 117 million visitors came to Illinois in 2018 - the eighth consecutive year of record tourism growth in the state - contributing to an increase of visitor spending, tax revenue and local jobs.
• Hospital board gets mixed financial checkup
• County rejects referendum on pot dispensaries
• Mayor breaks tie to say 'no' to pot business in city
• Hutsonville board bans pot businesses

Scoresheets | High School Sports | College Sports

RHS boys 3rd, girls 7th at Robinson Invite
Solid performances all around resulted in strong finishes for Robinson High School's cross country teams in a deep and talented field at their annual Robinson Invitational Thursday (Oct. 3).

Robinson placed three runners in the top 20 and finished third in the boys' race, while the girls ran well and came in seventh in their race.

"The boys and girls both ran really well," RHS head coach Tony Cork said. "More than two-thirds of them had their season or career-best times, while the others were really close."

• Lady Panthers beat Martinsville in two
• Lady Maroons fall at Newton in two
• RHS girls' tennis edges Olney, 5-4
• Lady Tigers down North Central, Ind., in two sets

Insight & Opinion
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Speculations irrelevant; what matters are facts
Sorting facts from opinions is relatively easy if you have them presented in a way that is not intended to mislead you. The trouble is those presenting, on both sides, have an agenda. They believe something, or they work for someone, or they want you to think a certain way.

In a way we all work for the same big boss - America. This is our country and we are citizens, which requires certain things of us. One of those things is to not be fooled by someone trying to mislead us. That is not partisan, that is universal.
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• Speak with care on mental health
• More public discussion needed here on marijuana-dispensary issue
• At some point we must say 'enough' on compensation for discrimination

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