A Friday afternoon ride turned out to be a painful one for Michelle Plew, 43, West Union. According to Crawford County Sheriff Bill Rutan, Plew was driving a 2010 Harley-Davidson motorcycle on Illinois Route 1 at Gordon Junction when the vehicle ran into a ditch and struck a culvert on the west side of the THJ Murphy gas station. Plew sustained a broken pelvis and was taken to the hospital by a United Life Care Ambulance. Damage to the vehicle was estimated to be over $500. Robinson Fire Protection District assisted at the scene. (Blake Nash photo)
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.
Fantasy films and television series carry audiences to amazing worlds beyond reality. A Robinson native is among the effects artists who bring those worlds to life. Jason Pethtel is a matte painter at DreamWorks Animation. For seven years, he has worked in the film and television industry as an environment artist and matte painter, adding his touch to...
Positive thinking, good planning and a little bit of luck made for the best Pioneer City Rodeo in recent years. "We had an excellent year," said Rodeo Chairman Marcus Deckard. "Matter of fact the best year since we came back to the PRCA." The return of legendary clown Rudy Burns, great weather and a sold-out crowd all contributed to this year's Labor Day...
Cheers, Crawford County. The third annual Fest-of-Ale is Saturday.
The event is 2 to 8 p.m. at Robinson City Park, rain or shine. It is open only to persons 21 and older and IDs will be checked at the entrance. Attendees will be given wrist bands that will allow them to come and go during the day.
Finishing first in three of four flights helped Robinson High School's girls' tennis team to a championship in their own tournament Saturday (Sept. 7).
The Lady Maroons won both doubles flights and one singles flight en route to finishing first at the Robinson Invitational.
The tournament features a different format, as every game won in a match counts as a point for the player or players. Robinson totaled 153 points, which was well ahead of second-place Newton, who finished with 133. Paris was third with 113, followed by Centralia (105), Fairfield (90), Charleston (85), Paris JV (61) and Robinson JV (45).
"Each team played 196 games and received a point for each win," RHS head coach Steve Jenkins said. "The reason why I love this format is every game counts as a point."
As I write this letter it is Sept. 11 and the cable stations are filled with broadcasts of the horrors of that awful day 18 years ago. The memorials and speeches abound and the sentiment for the fallen has been fully expressed by most.