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Friday, April 3, 2020
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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

Nursing homes adapting to coronavirus reality
Many area nursing homes have adapted new and fun ways to keep residents involved during their lockdown due to COVID 19.

Cotillion Ridge staff have been playing hallway Bingo, where the residents sit at their doorways in the hall and a staff member calls out the letters and numbers.


Thursday, April 2, 2020

Local News

CMH COVID-19 unit closed to public
CMH's dedicated COVID-19 unit is off limits to visitors.
• County not a disaster area yet
• Second case of COVID-19 tied to Crawford County
• Health Department asking for more cooperation with 'stay at home'
• CMH clinic appointments moved

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• Maxine Rodgers
• Dorla D. Shook
• Billie Jean "Jeannie" Strole
• Mayme B. Deatherage

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IHSA holding out hope spring sports will take place
As the days without sports continue to pile up, the Illinois High School Association continues to hold out hope that they can have some semblance of a season for spring sports.

However, as the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic wages on, hope is slowly fading.
• Indy 500 postponed due to COVID-19 concerns
• LTC women's soccer signs half-dozen players
• Johnson twins sign with four-year schools
• Progress continues on Statesmen Park project

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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