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Monday, March 30, 2020
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Sunday Crash
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Sunday crash Late night crashCrawford County Rescue Squad members check out the wreckage of a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis that flipped and crashed into a muddy field on County Road 450N, about a mile west of Hardinville about 2:30 a.m. Sunday. According to the Crawford County Sheriff's Department, Joseph Griggs, 41, rural Robinson, was eastbound when he ran off the road and traveled 142 feet before hitting a culvert and becoming airborne. The car crashed landed in the ditch 186 feet away, flipped and landed upside down another 25 feet farther east. Griggs, whose seat belt had to be cut off by Rescue, was taken to the hospital for treatment by United Life Care Ambulance. Oblong firefighters were also on the scene. Randy Harrison | Daily News

County has first positive test for coronavirus
The Crawford County Health Department confirmed Sunday that a Crawford County man has tested positive for COVID-19.

The man in his 70s is thought to have been exposed to the virus on a recent trip to Arizona.

Illinois Department of Public Health, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Crawford County Health Department, and the individual have all been notified and are monitoring the situation.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Local News

Teachers find new ways to interact with their students
Teachers and faculty at Unit 2 schools have found some fun ways to connect with the students through social media.

The teachers have done a variety of things while the students are at home during the shelter in place order that went into effect March 17.
• Robinson library patrons can get ebooks
• U of I: Food believed to be safe from virus
• Local police report no problems with 'shelter in place'
• No coronavirus cases in Crawford County

Death Notices | Policies/Charges

Lance Leonard Applegate, Sr.
• Joyce Annette York
• George Whiston Jr.
• Shirley "Susie" Macon

Scoresheets | High School Sports | College Sports

Progress continues on Statesmen Park project
Even though sports are done for the school year thanks to the coronavirus outbreak, improvements to the athletic facilities at Lincoln Trail College continue to progress.

A little more than a year ago, the LTC Foundation donated 11 acres of land west of the baseball diamond to allow for the addition of two soccer fields to house the LTC women's team and the soon-to-debut men's team, as well as a softball diamond to bring the LTC softball team back to campus after utilizing the Robinson City Park as home for many years.

Statesmen Park - which is the name for the entire complex - broke ground last May and hit some snags along the way, which prevented soccer fields from being completed in time to play on during the fall season.

• IHSA administration hopeful spring sports can resume
• Rodgers retires, Arnold takes over as LTC softball coach
• COVID-19 causes cancellation, suspension of local sports
• LTC golfers 2nd in three-team meet

Community News
Church News | Court News | News Briefs

Gardening seminar to be held in Paris
• Oblong preschool screenings

Insight & Opinion
Letters to the Editor | Guest Columns | Signs of Life

Teaching the Taliban a lesson
Today in Afghanistan the Taliban are celebrating their victory over the world's largest army. It's annoying for us, but its devasting for the people who live there.
• Days might be numbered for presses, but not for newspapers
• Stone sentence illustrates court problem
• Why not wait until votes are counted?
• Let's slow down on using voting technology

State News

Pritzker issues 'Stay Home' order throughout Illinois
Gov. JB Pritzker on Friday issued a "Stay at Home" order throughout Illinois, directing all residents to stay home except to conduct essential business, and all non-essential businesses to stop operations.
• Governor orders bars, restaurants to be closed
• Dead deer kills woman
• Three dead in I-55 plane crash
• House committee approves bill addressing domestic violence

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