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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
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Storm Damage
Storm Damage
High winds and rain continue to leave their mark on the area. Wind damages has been noticeable in the area, particularly the Bradford Supply warehouse on East Main, where the top of the east wall was torn away by the wind. During the late afternoon thundershower yesterday, several Robinson intersections were temporarily flooded, storm water bubbled from manholes and with more wet weather on the way, more areas with high water could occur. (Blake Nash photo)

CMH looking at plans for wound care clinic here
Crawford Memorial Hospital hopes to establish a wound care clinic later this year.

Chief Executive Officer Doug Florkowski told the CMH Board Wednesday hospital officials have been in talks with Healogics, a Florida-based company that operates almost 700 wound care centers. The company is interested in assisting CMH start its own clinic.

Florkowski said the high number of diabetes patients and nursing home residents in the county mean there is a need for wound care.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Construction workers have been busy this week beginning the installation of the new South Cross mini park, which is situated in the vacant lot south of the Robinson Post Office. The new park will feature a mural which will be situation on the east end of the property in front of the Crawford County Jail, and a water feature will be placed into the center of...

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Mary Heath Foundation grants more than $142K
A dozen of the area's community organizations arrived at the First National Bank in Olney, Oblong, for the latest Mary Heath Grant awardings Tuesday.

According to Stewart Schutte, Trust Officer at First National Bank Trust Services in Robinson, a total of 34 applications were received during this period.

Organizations that were fortunate enough to have their applications approved included village boards, schools, police and fire departments, and fairs.
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Scoresheets | High School Sports | College Sports

Seven from county on All-LOVC SE teams
Just over a half dozen Crawford County athletes were recognized for their achievements on the diamond this past season by being named to one of the All-Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division teams.

In what turns out to be the final set of All-LOVC teams to be announced due to the conference dissolving, a total of seven players between Oblong and Hutsonville-Palestine received honors in either baseball or softball.

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• RHS has 11 make All-Little Illini teams
• Bogard places in two events at state meet
• Maroons fall short to Breese Mater Dei, 6-4

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Visitor, former employee liked centennial edition

I've been in town visiting my father at Magnolia Center and was delighted to see the Special Centennial Souvenir Edition published Friday, June 14.

I not only read every word, but reminisced from my own memories of employment at the Daily News. It was a great experience I cherish and am thankful for having had the opportunity.
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