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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Anniversary Eats
Anniversary Eats
West Union residents celebrated the 50th anniversary of West Union Community Club's pancake breakfast with hot cakes and biscuits and gravy at the village community building Saturday. The West Union District Library also conducted a book fair for kids in the community building during the breakfast. (Randy Harrison photo)

Health officials staying informed on coronavirus
As local residents continue to seek immunizations against the still widespread flu, the Crawford County Health Department is keeping up to date on the developing coronavirus situation.

"There is nothing in our local area," CCHD Nursing Supervisor Jenna Thompson told the Daily News.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Two nearby Indiana employers are laying off employees and shutting down operations. Hoosier Energy will retire its coal-fired Merom Generating Station in Sullivan County in 2023 as part of a new long-range resource plan. Meanwhile, Sunrise Coal LLC in Carlisle has stopped production.

Local News

Bus-driver shortage challenges Unit 4
A shortage of bus drivers is causing the Oblong Unit 4 school district to use alternate routes to get students to and from school.

Unit 4 Superintendent Jeff Patchett said that a shortage of substitute drivers has forced the district into using the alternate routes which does cause some delays.
• State, federal tax filing begins Monday
• Unit 2 talking about 'positive' behavior plan
• Unit 3 board will apply for maintenance grant
• Kraemer: Unit 1 school budget looks 'on track'

Scoresheets | High School Sports | College Sports

Lady Maroons hold off Red Hill, 42-36
A strong finish to the first half was enough - barely - for Robinson High School's girls' basketball team to pick up a win to open play in the Little Illini Conference Tournament Thursday (Jan. 16).

The Lady Maroons broke open a close game late in the first half, then had to stave off a late rally to pick up a 42-36 win over Red Hill in the opening round game of the LIC Tournament in Robinson.

"We had a really good first half, but then we just went away for a while," RHS head coach Sherry Bopp said. "But, the girls found a way to make enough plays at the end and we got the win."

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• Statesmen snap skid, beat Olney Central, 83-74, in GRAC play
• Lady Statesmen fall short to Olney Central in overtime, 80-77
• Tigers thumped by Newton, 62-31

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Visitor from Florida finds kindness on the square

My name is Clinton Gortney. Along with my wife and family, I often come to the Robinson area to visit my wife's mother, who lives in Oblong. We live in Florida.

A couple of days after Christmas, we were shopping on the square in Robinson and planned to meet at the Mexican restaurant, a favorite of ours. My wife and daughter drove to the restaurant, and I decided to walk there. After all, it was only a block from the Heath store.
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