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Flat Rock hosts Halloween fun

Flat Rock will scare up some Halloween fun with trick-or-treating Saturday. Activities get underway at the Flat Rock Community Center with Trick or Treat at the Truck from 5 to 7 …

Drug Court participants give back to the community

The Crawford County Drug Court participants recently held a car wash to raise money for Re-New, an organization that helps them through the year.

Nine more cases reported here

Nine more Crawford County coronavirus cases were reported during the weekend, according to the Crawford County Health Department. The latest cases include a young boy and two young girls, a …

Pumpkin smashers tracked down by police

The Robinson Police Department has identified three juveniles accused of stealing and smashing pumpkins from homes during the weekend.

Two new officers join Robinson police force

Robinson Police Department added two new officers to the force on Friday afternoon.

Crawford County stuck on warning list

Crawford remains as one of the over 50 counties the Illinois Department of Public health as on its warning list for the coronavirus disease.
Local news

WU library district seeks 2021 candidates

The Nov. 3 general election isn’t over yet, but some groups are already looking forward to the next election.West Union District Library has four persons circulating petitions for library …

IECC approves $2.3 million bond issue

IECC will issue more than $2.3 million in bonds to help it pay its bills, but it won’t cost local taxpayers extra.The Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Board authorized issuance of $2,325,000 …

LTC tech center moving forward

Years after first being proposed, the Lincoln Trail College technology center is finally on track to become a reality. The Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Board has placed the local share of …

CMH prepares for 60th anniversary

Crawford Memorial Hospital has plenty to celebrate as it prepares for its 60th anniversary. The CMH board heard about plans for commemorating its anniversary and good news about financials, an …

Concealed carry course offered

Persons interested in obtaining an Illinois Concealed Carry License can enroll in the next Concealed Carry course being offered by Illinois Eastern Community Colleges.The course is 6 to 10 p.m. …

Rain returns to county

Crawford County remains under a moderate drought but recent rains may be helping.The U.S. Drought Monitor continues to list Crawford and neighboring counties in Illinois and Indiana as suffering …
Sports

Dynamite 12U finish 2-1

What started as a strong weekend ended on a sour note for Robinson Dynamite’s 12-under travel softball team. Wet weather resulted in an abbreviated tournament for Dynamite at the Monster Mash …

Dynamite 10U go 1-2

The fall season wrapped up in disappointing fashion for Robinson Dynamite’s 10-under travel softball team over the weekend. Dynamite started play in the Olney Monster Mash Tournament strong, but …

LTC softball splits pair of weekend doubleheaders

Conditions were not ideal for softball over the weekend, but Lincoln Trail College’s softball team powered through and came away with a 2-2 record after playing a pair of road doubleheaders. On …
Announcements
Senior Menus 10-26-20

Monday, Oct. 26 Lunch: Swiss Steak, Mac and Cheese, Province Vegetables, Pumpkin Crumble Tuesday, Oct. 27 Lunch: Chicken and Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Rice Pudding Wednesday, Oct. …

Chili on menu at soup kitchen

Beautification committee receives 100 Women donation

State AG offers voter assistance

LTC honor society welcomes new members

Life
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior and coercive control by one person to gain and maintain power over another and it’s often mental was well as physical.

October is domestic violence awareness month

Domestic violence is prevalent in every community, including our own. One in three women and one in four men in the United States have …

Most polling places in familiar spots Nov. 3

Most Crawford County voters will find their polling places in the same spots Tuesday as during the primary.

Blood drives planned for county

Crawford County residents have several opportuities to give blood coming up.The American Red Cros will conduct four blood drives in …

Hutsonville FFA offers pork burgers

The Hutsonville FFA chapter is hosting a pork burger drive-thru Monday.They will be serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until they sell …
Crime

Police reports 10-24-20

Oct. 20 Dustin Meese, 33, Robinson, reported that he was physically attacked at 2135 E. Main St. Anthony Trueman, 36, Robinson, …

Police 10.21.20

Oct. 18 Xavier Baca, 23, Robinson, was arrested on a Lawrence County warrant for failure to appear and driving under the …
Courthouse News

Courthouse News 10.21.20

Curtis E. Herrington, 26, Flat Rock, $325 plus 12 months conditional discharge for domestic battery causing bodily harm April 6. A …

Courthouse News 10-07-20

Monte Clay Gillaspie, 82, Oblong, and Claudia Lynn Gillaspie, 50, Bicknell, Ind., on husband’s petition of irreconcilable …
Agriculture
Farmers here and across the state are about half-way finished harvesting corn and soybeans and planting winter wheat.Corn harvested for grain was 45 percent complete, compared to the five-year …
Winter wheat planting continues ahead of schedule.According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, wheat planting in Illinois was at 29 percent this week, compared to the average of 16 percent.Nine …
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will survey producers in 38 states, including Illinois, as part of its 2020 Row Crops County Agricultural …
Illinois farmers have started sewing winter wheat as corn harvest gets closer to the end.Eight percent of the state’s winter wheat has been planted, according to the U.S. Department of …
An additional $14 billion has been earmarked for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.