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Monday, March 18, 2019
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As Lincoln Trail College nears the half-century mark, plans are afoot for some of the biggest changes there since the campus opened. On Thursday, the LTC Foundation board will vote on deeding 10 acres west of the baseball diamond to the college, increasing the size of the campus by 12 percent, President Ryan Gower told the Daily News.


Health department offering pneumonia vaccines, home colorectal screening kits
The Crawford County Health Department is offering pneumonia vaccinations and home colorectal cancer screening kits.

Special clinics are scheduled at the department for 8 to 11 a.m. Monday and March 25. No appointments are needed.

The pneumonia vaccine is recommended for individuals 65 and older who have not had a pneumonia shot within the last year. It is now recommended that two pneumonia doses be given one year apart. Most insurances are accepted.


Friday, March 15, 2019

Nutrition Lesson
Nutrition Lesson
Students in Erica Blank's eighth-grade class at Palestine Grade School were recently visited by U of I Extension. They discussed nutrition in food, fat content and making healthy choices while passing around what appears to be a giant sponge. (Submitted photo)

Local News

3 on ballot for community-college board
Three candidates are in the running for Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Board of Trustees in the April 2 consolidated election.

They are John Brooks of Hutsonville, James Lane of Robinson and Al Henager of Mount Carmel
• Hutsonville looking at flood solutions
• Danks retires after more than 28 years as police officer
• Robinson Chamber presents community awards
• Oblong to now inspect older trailers brought in

Sports
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Lady Statesmen split weekend games
There were highs and lows to the final weekend of the season for Lincoln Trail College's women's basketball team.

The Lady Statesmen scored a big victory on Senior Night Friday (March 1), but were then thumped on Saturday (March 2) by undefeated and NJCAA No. 1-ranked Wabash Valley College, 101-43, in their regular season finale.

• Statesmen beat Southeastern, lose to Wabash
• Statesmen drop three in Alabama
• Lady Statesmen beat John A. Logan, 62-54
• Statesmen fall to No. 5 Logan, 87-75

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

A dietitian's perspective on disordered eating
Since I was a young girl, I've grown up and blossomed into a young woman with opportunities for success. At least, this is what other people may say. In my mind, I have struggled and am still struggling with being who I really want to be and feeling proud of my accomplishments.
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• Connections between nutrition and autism
• Harder than ever to get a fair deal
• 'Growing good adults' starts with relationships

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