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Monday, August 19, 2019

So, Where To Now?
So, Where To Now?
These young motorists seem to be planning their next trip while participating in the annual Flat Rock Homecoming parade Saturday. (Randy Harrison photo)

Council hears about plans for rec center here
A timeline has not been set, but the capital campaign to fund creation of a Crawford County recreation center has passed the halfway point.

Lincoln Trail College President Ryan Gower updated the Robinson City Council on the project Tuesday.

Thursday, August 15, 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...

Local News

Hutsonville trash pickup earlier; drainage fix working
Residents in the Village of Hutsonville will have to start putting their trash out either Monday night or very early Tuesday morning for pickup.

It was reported at the Tuesday night village board meeting that Republic Services will now be picking up starting at around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.
• Area standoff is ended without incident
• Oblong board discusses potential grants, TIF district
• Local schools are ahead of game on threat assessment
• Busy weekend with Oblong, Flat Rock events

Scoresheets | High School Sports | College Sports

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

Insight & Opinion
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'America First' is better than the alternative

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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