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Monday, November 18, 2019
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Santa Selfie
Santa Selfie
It was fun and festive evening the Art Affair at Lincoln Elementary School Friday. There were lots of activities, food, drinks and a chance for selfies with the jolly fat man himself. Alexis Inboden made sure to get hers in. (Aaron Teska photo)

Council OKs tentative levy, preps for fest
The Robinson City Council Tuesday night approved a tentative tax levy for the city.

City Treasurer Denise Jobe read aloud the various categories and their amounts for the levy, which will be on display at City Hall until Tuesday, Dec. 10.

On that day a Truth in Taxation hearing will take place at 6:45 p.m., prior to the city council meeting at 7. A vote on making the levy permanent will be on the agenda.


Thursday, November 14, 2019

Despite the rain, 40 people still participated in the 10th Annual Oblong Spooktacular 5K Saturday. Nearly 100 registered men, women, and children were poised and ready for the event, but the number who crossed the finish line was much smaller, chiefly due to the continual rain. Those who did finish ranged in age from 7 to 76.


Local News

Hutsonville deals with clogged, aging sewer line
The Hutsonville Village Board Tuesday night heard several reports on infrastructure problems, accepted a resignation and promoted a part-time police officer.

Aging sewer pipes clogged on the northeast side of town last week. According to Rob Plew, the old clay tile sewer pipe is full of sediment. Extra effort to jet out the line was needed and other work is scheduled as weather permits. Plew said that particular line is under water several months of the year, which adds to the problem of dirt seeping in.
• Oblong Legion, funeral home to conduct Veterans Day ceremony
• Local investors to keep Tempco open
• IECC looking for chancellor to replace Bruce
• County will benefit from capital plan

Sports
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NMS 8th girls win LEIC tourney
Championships continue to be collected by Nuttall Middle School teams, with the latest coming courtesy of the NMS eighth grade girls' basketball team.

The Lady Raiders repeated as Little Eastern Illini Conference champions by defeating Paris Mayo in Thursday night (Oct. 31)'s title game, 31-18, at Paris Mayo Middle School.

• Young Lady Statesmen athletic, talented
• Lady Tigers fall to Cumberland in two
• Statesmen want to continue the climb
• Lady Tigers beat Casey-Westfield in three

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How should we show veterans our appreciation?
Today is Veterans Day. Sadly, some individuals simply consider it as just a day off work, never giving a thought as to the sacrifice associated with it. For those of us who realize the true meaning of this national holiday, we recognize it as a day of reflection and appreciation for our current and previous military veterans―some of whom have paid the ultimate sacrifice with their very lives.
• Local poor not getting help they need
• Speculations irrelevant; what matters are facts
• Volunteering can show thanks for freedoms
• Speak with care on mental health

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