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Seventy years later, local stars are still enjoying their 15 minutes of fame

Have you ever been in a movie? Seventy years ago several local children were in one that was filmed at the Robinson City Park.

Another COVID-19 case here

A 19th COVID-19 case has been confirmed in Crawford County.

Lawrence County Fall Festival canceled

Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce has canceled its 2020 Fall Festival.

First property tax installment due Tuesday, federal taxes due 15th

Although it’s a little later than usual, tax day is almost here.

Olney pool closed due to coronavirus exposure

The Musgrove Aquatic Center in Olney has been closed after one of the lifeguards there tested positive for COVID-19. An investigation is currently under way by the Richland County Tuberculosis and Public Health Office.

Winter wheat harvest nears completion

Winter wheat harvest here and across Illinois is almost completed, considerably earlier than in 2019.

Fest of Ale 'good to go'

The fourth annual Fest of Ale is scheduled for Robinson City Park Saturday, Sept. 19.

June drier, hotter here

After a moderately rainy April and May, only 2.43 inches of rain was reported here in June.
Local news

State VFW names first female commander

Illinois Veterans of Foreign Wars’ new state commander is the organization’s first female commander, as well as the first Afghanistan veteran to lead it.

COVID-19 reimbursement available under FEMA program

To assist local governments, nonprofits and religious organizations recoup funds expended during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and local emergency managers throughout the state, have scheduled virtual briefings to begin the reimbursement application process to receive federal funds.

USDA seeks crop failure information

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing additional flexibilities for producers to file on acres with failed crops or crops that were prevented from planting because of extreme weather events.

First property tax installment due

Property tax day is Tuesday.

United Way makes donations

Three different Crawford County organizations were the recent recipients of United Way donations. Robinwood Assembly of God received funding for a freezer for its food pantry. The church …

Red Cross testing donations for COVID-19 antibodies

For a limited time, the American Red Cross is testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies, providing donors with insight into whether they have been exposed to the …
Schools
Beals among state principal group leaders

Nuttall Middle School principal Craig Beals has been retained as the Illinois Principals Association’s association treasurer for the 2020-21 school year.

Florkowski makes dean’s list

LTC's Boyce to head education caucus

Hutsonville Unit 1 hires attorney

Sports

County has 9 participate in ‘Seniors Night’ softball game

It was a night for celebration, as well as a chance to have some fun playing softball for area high school seniors Monday night in Robinson.

Robinson 18U tennis wins pair at Flora

The season finally got underway for Robinson’s 18-under USTA travel tennis team Monday and they came away with a pair of wins in three matches at Flora.

A’s down Cardinals for first win

Another close contest took place in Robinson Community Little League Major Division action Thursday, with the Steve Tracy Insurance/First Choice Electrical Service Athletics holding on for a 7-5 win …
Life

Card shower to celebrate 90th birthday

The family of Murble Sauls of Robinson would like to honor him with a card shower in celebration of his 90th birthday on July 12.

Second South Cross concert Saturday

Cross Street Station will again the the site for music, food and fun Saturday.

No Wine and Arts Festival this year

The annual Wine and Arts Festival has been postponed until next year.
Crime

Police 07.08.20

July 2 Morgan Johnson, 21, Robinson, was in a 2007 Ford when it veered off of the roadway, on 200E near 650N. Johnson over …