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Friday, December 13, 2019
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New Sergeant
New Sergeant
Police officers and city employees gathered at Robinson City Hall today to witness the promotion of Robinson Police Officer Eric Schmidt to sergeant. Schmidt was approved for promotion at last week's Robinson City Council meeting, where aldermen also accepted the retirement of the previous sergeant Dan Strauch. Here Schmidt shakes hands with Mayor Roger Pethtel after reciting the oath of office. (Blake Nash photo)

More holiday events planned
There is still plenty of holiday fun in store as Crawford County's countdown to Christmas continues.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

For the 30th consecutive Christmas season, Santa Claus will be coming to town by train. Children living in communities in southern Indiana and eastern Illinois served by The Indiana Rail Road Company will get a chance to see St. Nick aboard the company's Santa Train Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Local News

County-board race only one on primary ballot
Few local residents are running in the March 17 primaries, following the filing period that ended Monday, but there will be one race on the ballot.

Mark W. Hill, Robinson, filed to run Monday as a Republican for a District 4 seat on the Crawford County Board. He will face Shane Robinson, Robinson, who filed last week.
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Scoresheets | High School Sports | College Sports

Lady Panthers beat Lady Maroons, 55-47
County rivalry games are meant to be close and Tuesday night (Nov. 26)'s game between Crawford County rivals certainly was.

When the dust settled, it was the visiting squad that came out on top this time, as Oblong High School's girls' basketball team opened play in the Lady Maroons Thanksgiving Invitational with a 55-47 win over host Robinson.

"The biggest thing I take away from this game is we didn't have the intensity we normally play with in the first half, but in the second half, we were a totally different team," OHS head coach Kaydie Grooms said. "To see that growth and to be able to make that adjustment was a huge step for us."

"We are still struggling with chemistry and figuring out where everyone is supposed to be," RHS head coach Sherry Bopp said. "It's taken longer than what I had hoped, but I believe it will happen for us and we will be a better team as the season goes on."

• Statesmen hammer SE Illinois, 87-64
• Lady Statesmen score first GRAC win at Southeastern Illinois, 76-57
• Maroons scuffle in 70-59 loss to Mattoon
• Tigers lose to Judah Christian, 69-48

Insight & Opinion
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Peace is a lot harder to win than war
In January 1942, barely a month after the United States was brought into a World War it wished it could have stayed out of, the idea of the United Nations was given voice by Franklin D. Roosevelt, our president. At the time, the whole world was involved in a war in some way or other.
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