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)
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.
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.
It was a night for celebration at Robinson High School Friday night and it had nothing to do with Valentine's Day. Prior to Friday night's Little Illini Conference game against Red Hill, RHS recognized the 10th anniversary of the boys' basketball team's state championship victory at the conclusion of the 2009-10 season.
Tough competition resulted in just shy of a handful of Robinson High School wrestlers continuing their seasons over the weekend. Robinson was host for the IHSA Class 1A Regional Friday and Saturday and the Maroons managed to get four wrestlers to qualify for this weekend's Vandalia Sectional, while finishing fifth in the team standings.
Lincoln Trail College's baseball team was finally able to get in the win column on the young season, but not before they dropped two more games.
After losing all three of their games (one was an exhibition) on their opening weekend in Georgia, the Statesmen returned to Georgia this past weekend for a three-game series with Georgia Highlands College and went 1-2, salvaging the third game to avoid a sweep.
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.