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Sunday, January 19, 2020

An award-winning restaurant and destination site is changing ownership after 10 years in business. The Wabash Coffee House in Hutsonville changed owners last month as former owners Charles "Chuck" and Jackie Eckert turned over the keys to Ashley and Neal Newlin.

H'ville to limit parking of semis
Tractor-trailers will no longer be allowed to park overnight in residential areas of the Village of Hutsonville.

After discussion the issue for several months, village trustees voted to prohibit parking semis in residential areas - tractors, trailers or both - unless they are inside a covered and enclosed building. Semis may park in commercial areas or at the parking lot next to the bridge when space allows.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Coloring for Health
Coloring for Health
Last Saturday Wal-Mart in Robinson was offering health screenings and promoting healthy lifestyle choices. These two children learned about healthy food choices though activities like coloring and games. It is recommended you consult with a medical professional before making any significant lifestyle changes like diet and exercise. (Tom Compton photo)

Local News

City to work with resident with pool-related drainage issue
Concerns about drainage problems at her home prompted a Robinson resident to speak to the Robinson City Council Tuesday night.

Cathy Blaha, a lifelong Robinson resident, informed the council that her home on Fairway Drive has flooding in the backyard because of a neighbor's pool. Blaha moved to the residence last June.
• Four killed in area crashes
• Unit 2 levy up, but taxes unlikely to rise
• Unit 4 officials hope waiver policy will help draw teachers
• Unit 3 hopes to get more out of new levy

Scoresheets | High School Sports | College Sports

RHS wrestlers finish 4-4 at Springfield
It was a tale of two days for Robinson High School's wrestling team at Abe's Rumble in Springfield over the weekend.

Following a competitive day on Friday that did not net them any wins, the Maroons responded with four wins on Saturday to claim the consolation championship and finish the two-day event with a 4-4 record.

• Maroons finish 0-3 at Wabash Valley Classic
• Lady Maroons finish 6th at North Central
• Tigers win one of three at Kansas
• Panthers go 0-4 at Dieterich, finish 8th

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More curbs for lobbyists are needed
Remember as a teen when you devised a strategy to convince your old man to let you have the family car to go on a date Saturday night? You we're lobbying, trying to get what you wanted. We're all lobbyists.
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