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Monday, October 14, 2019

CRT(ed) Away
CRT(ed) Away
Workers and volunteers packed and wrapped at least a semi-load of electronics last Saturday for recycling during the household hazardous waste and electronic take-back day at the Robinson wastewater plant. Obsolete cathode-ray tube televisions and computer monitors and printers were the main items dropped off for recycling, as they can no longer be taken by local trash collection or placed in landfills. (Tom Compton photo)

Oblong board leaves pot decision up to voters
It will be up to the voters to decide if they want to allow cannabis production or sales in the Village of Oblong.

At the village board meeting Wednesday three options were on the table. The first option was to prohibit the establishment of a cannabis sales or production business. That option was unanimously voted down.

The second option was to amend the current business code and tax ordinances allowing for the establishment of a cannabis business. That option was unanimously approved.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Authorities are still investigating an apparent suicide that happened in the New Hebron area Wednesday morning. Aaron Harper, 40, was found dead at his residence, 10803 E. 775th Ave, Robinson, around 11:40 a.m. Wednesday.

Local News

Mayor breaks tie to say 'no' to pot business in city
One vote in last night's Robinson City Council meeting determined whether recreational cannabis businesses would be allowed in Robinson.

With the council split at 4-4 on the issue, Mayor Roger Pethtel was asked to cast the deciding vote for the tiebreaker.

Pethtel voted to prohibit licensed marijuana dispensaries from selling their product in city limits once it becomes legal in the state Jan 1.
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Scoresheets | High School Sports | College Sports

RHS golfers 6th at Little Illini tourney
Scores were not where Robinson High School's golf team would have liked Monday (Sept. 30) and the end result was a sixth-place finish at the Little Illini Conference Tournament at Oak Glen Golf Course in Stoy.

The Maroons finished the 18-hole tournament with a team score of 368, which placed them ahead of only Marshall, who came in with a 376. Lawrenceville-Red Hill won the tournament with a score of 323, while Olney (330), Paris (333), Flora (354) and Casey-Westfield (365) rounded out the top-five.

• Lady Maroons beat North Central
• RHS girls' tennis beats Newton, 5-4
• Lady Panthers bounce back, score two-set win at Wayne City
• Lady Statesmen lose at Lake Land

Insight & Opinion
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Speculations irrelevant; what matters are facts
Sorting facts from opinions is relatively easy if you have them presented in a way that is not intended to mislead you. The trouble is those presenting, on both sides, have an agenda. They believe something, or they work for someone, or they want you to think a certain way.

In a way we all work for the same big boss - America. This is our country and we are citizens, which requires certain things of us. One of those things is to not be fooled by someone trying to mislead us. That is not partisan, that is universal.
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