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Soggy July ended Crawford County dry spell

Crawford County experienced a dry spell in June, but July rainfall more than made up for it.In fact, the 9.35 inches of precipitation that soaked the county during the month was more than the totals …

Two more COVID cases confirmed here

Crawford County has two new cases of the coronavirus.A woman in her 20s tested positive for the disease, the Crawford County Health Department announced Wednesday. Less than 24 hours earlier, a man …

Pritzker: Virus is worse in southern Illinois than Chicago

SPRINGFIELD – The novel coronavirus is worse in southern Illinois than it is in the Chicago area, and college parties thrown by returning students risk exacerbating the spread of COVID-19, Gov. JB Pritzker said at an appearance at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale Monday.

Flash flood hits county

Heavy rainfall hit Crawford County Monday afternoon and caused localized flash flooding in many areas.It’s uncertain exactly how much rain soaked the county. The official total rainfall, …

Unit 1/Pritzker lawsuit on hold

Hutsonville Unit 1 is sticking to its guns in it legal battle with Gov. JB Pritzker.Last month, Pritzker and state health and education officials filed lawsuits against Unit 1 and two other school …

Soggy July ends Crawford County dry spell

Crawford County experienced a dry spell in June, but July rainfall more than made up for it.

Flash flood

A vehicle parked at Tempco Products in Robinson is swamped by a swollen creek after a thunderstorm dumped heavy rain on Crawford County Monday afternoon. More rain was in the forcast for Monday …

Unit 1 hearing delayed

A hearing in the lawsuit filed by Gov. JB Pritzker against Hutsonville Unit 1 and two other schools has been postponed.
Local news

Contact tracing vital, historically proven

Health Testing Centers recently issued a report on “The State of Contract Tracing” in the U.S. using historical and current data on the effectiveness of contact tracing from bubonic …

School vaccinations still essential

Although school will look different this year because of coronavirus disease 2019, whether it’s remote learning, in the classroom, or a hybrid, kids should still receive their routine …

Corn, soybeans' progress slows

Crops across the state are slowing in the maturation process, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.Corn in the silk stage was 96 percent this week, compared to the average of 92 percent. …

Beef stew on Ark of the Covenant menu

Limited seating for dine-in meals will be available when the Ark of the Covenant Soup Kitchen serves beef stew Tuesday.Biscuits and assorted desserts will also be available. Bottled Water will be …

LTC adds public service, even management courses

Lincoln Trail College is offering two new certificate options this fall that can be completed in as little as one semester.The microcertficates are in Special Events Management and Public Service …

LTC adds process tech simulator

Lincoln Trail College Process Technology students have a new tool to help them prepare for their future careers.The new virtual outside operator program simulates working outside in a facility like a …
Schools
Unit 2 online registration continues

Robinson Unit 2 online registration for the 2020-21 school year is underway through Sunday.

Postlewait-Griffn Scholarship Ride Aug. 29

LTC group scores national honors

LTC plans to hold online orientation

Sports

IESA reverses course, reinstates sports for fall

Plans are always subject to change and the latest instance of that comes from the Illinois Elementary School Association. Following last week’s developments, which saw Gov. JB Pritzker invoke …

Sports Calendar 08.05.20

Wednesday, Aug. 5 Robinson Community Little League Baseball Pee Wee – Padres vs. Blue Jays, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6 Robinson Community Little League Baseball Pee Wee – Mariners …

Sports Briefs 08.05.20

CrossRoads Sporting Events to host ‘Senior Night’ tonight CrossRoads Sporting Events will host a celebration of Crawford County 2020 senior athletes tonight at Robinson City Park …
Announcements
Reunions canceled

Coronavirus safety concerns have forced several families to alter their reunion plans.

Card shower for Wells

Reunion cancelled

Full Mass schedule back at local Catholic churches

Life
The new co-owner of the Robinson Dog n Suds, Jim Ridgway (center) stands in front of his new business with his granddaughters (from left) Kendall Kamp, Kady Kamp and Courtney Ridgway after taking over the business Friday. Tom Osborne | Daily News

Robinson Dog 'n Suds has new owner

The local Dog ‘n Suds — filled to the brim with more than 60 years of history and memories — has been sold.

Marshall launches 100 Women group

Another area community now has a 100 Women Who Care group.The new 100 Women Who Care Marshall was scheduled to meet at Lincoln Trail …
New owner of the Hollywood Sports Pub Maggie Chenault takes a break from renovations in front of the faded window logo that still shows cariactures of old-time film stars. Randy Harrison | Daily News

Local woman wants to revive the Hollywood

Robinson native Maggie Chenault recently purchased the Hollywood Sports Pub and is fully renovating the building.
Crime

Police 08.05.20

July 30 Chief Jeff Besing submitted information to Crawford County States Attorney Cole Shaner seeking an arrest warrant for Dalton …