Santa greets families that came out for the annual lighting ceremony on the courthouse lawn during the Robinson Christmas Magic celebration Friday. In addition to the lighted parade, Santa's arrival and other downtown fun for the weekend, a synthetic skating rink was new this year and drew many festival-goers to try it out. (Randy Harrison photo)
The petition for the consolidation of the Hutsonville Unit 1 and Palestine Unit 2 school districts has been approved the the State Superintendent of Schools and can now be placed on the March 2018 ballot.
Veteran's Day is about honoring those men and women who heard the musket fire and bugle call, and were fortunate enough to return home. This year marks the 50th anniversary of heroism a 21-year-old soldier demonstrated while serving in Vietnam which earned him America's most prestigious medal.
A new record was set and Christmas joy was spread during Christmas shoebox packing for Operation Christmas Child at New Hebron Christian School Tuesday.
Tony Cork was honored during a recent Hometown Hero Recognition Dinner sponsored by Modern Woodmen at Joe's Italian Food and Pizza.
The article, "Unit 1, 3 residents have their say on consolidation" (Oct. 24 Daily News), gave incorrect information on what I said. It is true that I was on the Committee of Ten in 2002. However, the information I used was from the more recent feasibility study, the one presented in 2014, when I was a member of the Palestine Unit 3 Board of Education.