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Saturday, August 24, 2019
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Tulip Lane Fire
Tulip Lane Fire
Fire damaged an upstairs bathroom reported about 5:36 p.m. last night at 1011 W. Tulip. According to Robinson Fire Chief Travis Miller, firefighters were able to contain the fire to the bathroom and attic, while smoke damaged other areas throughout the house. The Robinson Fire Department was able to get the fire under control in about 20 minutes and reported no injuries at the unoccupied house. United Life Care Ambulance Service and Robinson Police Department also responded to the scene. (Blake Nash Photo)

Unit 2 investments starting to show good returns
Robinson Unit 2 school board members received good news about district investments just in time for them to take the next step on a new budget.

"We just ended the best year we've ever had on your behalf," Mike Vezetti of Vezetti Capital Management told the board Monday. "We actually earned you some real money this year."


Friday, August 23, 2019

Officials of two ambulance companies hope a merger between United Life Care and Lakeside EMS will build upon ULC's tradition of service in Crawford County. It was announced last week that United was merging with Lakeside, a two-year-old service based in Effingham County. Andrew Hargrave, a co-owner in United since 2015, explained fellow co-owner Earl...


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Unit 4 OKs teachers, coaches, drivers and tentative budget
The Oblong Community District 4 Board of Education took care of some budget and personnel matters as the new school year gets underway around Crawford County.

The board tentatively approved a budget for the 2019-20 school year. The budget will now be available for public review at the district office until the budget hearing to be held Monday, Sept. 23, at 5:50 p.m.
• H'ville board passes budget, makes personnel changes
• Unit 3 to start taking bids for new gym roof later this week
• County helps recycling center with $8K for repair
• Council hears about plans for rec center here

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Seven from county on All-LOVC SE teams
Just over a half dozen Crawford County athletes were recognized for their achievements on the diamond this past season by being named to one of the All-Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division teams.

In what turns out to be the final set of All-LOVC teams to be announced due to the conference dissolving, a total of seven players between Oblong and Hutsonville-Palestine received honors in either baseball or softball.

• Robinson baseball starts summer slate with pair of wins at Altamont
• RHS has 11 make All-Little Illini teams
• Bogard places in two events at state meet
• Maroons fall short to Breese Mater Dei, 6-4

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'America First' is better than the alternative
Editor:

Last week following the shootings in Dayton and El Paso the media were screaming about "white nationalism." For those not knowing what that is, it's the identification with one's own nation and support for its interests to the exclusion of other nations. Essentially it means "America First."
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