The winds had picked up, but the rain was - fortunately - still far off when these runners started the annual Jingle Bell 5K Run during Robinson's Christmas Magic celebration Saturday. The run was sponsored by the Robinson High School Band. (Randy Harrison photo)
Despite not being on the agenda Monday, a good portion of Hutsonville Unit 1 school board meeting was spent discussing the condition of the high-school football program it shares with Palestine Unit 3.
Superintendent Julie Kraemer told board members discussions of a co-op in football with Oblong Unit 4 have restarted after Oblong representatives offered an invitation by mail recently to both Palestine and Hutsonville.
Veteran's Day is about honoring those men and women who heard the musket fire and bugle call, and were fortunate enough to return home. This year marks the 50th anniversary of heroism a 21-year-old soldier demonstrated while serving in Vietnam which earned him America's most prestigious medal.
A new record was set and Christmas joy was spread during Christmas shoebox packing for Operation Christmas Child at New Hebron Christian School Tuesday.
Tony Cork was honored during a recent Hometown Hero Recognition Dinner sponsored by Modern Woodmen at Joe's Italian Food and Pizza.
The latest round of health/life safety projects may cost Robinson Unit 2 schools a lot less than 10 years ago.
The preliminary results of the state-mandated 10-year Health/Life Safety Survey were discussed during Monday's Unit 2 school board meeting. Based on architect's estimates, Robinson school may need more than $2.8 million in Life Safety repairs and renovations during the next decade. That is down from $6.5 to $7 million in the 2007 survey.
The article, "Unit 1, 3 residents have their say on consolidation" (Oct. 24 Daily News), gave incorrect information on what I said. It is true that I was on the Committee of Ten in 2002. However, the information I used was from the more recent feasibility study, the one presented in 2014, when I was a member of the Palestine Unit 3 Board of Education.