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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
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In Pursuit
In Pursuit
Robinson High School senior Emmma Goff goes after a player on the sophomore flag football team during powder puff football games at RHS Wednesday. The annual games are part of homecoming week. The Maroons take on Lawrenceville in the homecoming football game at 7 p.m. Friday. The homecoming dance is Saturday with the queen coronation at 9:30 p.m. (Randy Harrison photo)

County rejects referendum on pot dispensaries
Crawford County voters will not get to weigh in on whether cannabis dispensaries should be allowed in unincorporated parts of the county.

The Crawford County Board Thursday voted 5-4 against putting an advisory referendum on the matter on the March primary ballot. Some board members wanted to give the public the opportunity to make clear their opinion on the issue, but others pointed out that, as elected representatives, it is their duty to decide on such things.

Monday, October 14, 2019

A service provided by the city of Robinson has been met with confusion and a lot of phone calls by residents to city officials. Every week the city provides limited service to residents for disposal of tree branches, yard and garden waste and lawn trimmings with a curb pick-up service. But similar to all services, there are guidelines residents must follow...

Local News

Mayor breaks tie to say 'no' to pot business in city
One vote in last night's Robinson City Council meeting determined whether recreational cannabis businesses would be allowed in Robinson.

With the council split at 4-4 on the issue, Mayor Roger Pethtel was asked to cast the deciding vote for the tiebreaker.

Pethtel voted to prohibit licensed marijuana dispensaries from selling their product in city limits once it becomes legal in the state Jan 1.
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• Oblong board leaves pot decision up to voters

Scoresheets | High School Sports | College Sports

RHS golfers 6th at Little Illini tourney
Scores were not where Robinson High School's golf team would have liked Monday (Sept. 30) and the end result was a sixth-place finish at the Little Illini Conference Tournament at Oak Glen Golf Course in Stoy.

The Maroons finished the 18-hole tournament with a team score of 368, which placed them ahead of only Marshall, who came in with a 376. Lawrenceville-Red Hill won the tournament with a score of 323, while Olney (330), Paris (333), Flora (354) and Casey-Westfield (365) rounded out the top-five.

• Lady Maroons beat North Central
• RHS girls' tennis beats Newton, 5-4
• Lady Panthers bounce back, score two-set win at Wayne City
• Lady Statesmen lose at Lake Land

Insight & Opinion
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Speculations irrelevant; what matters are facts
Sorting facts from opinions is relatively easy if you have them presented in a way that is not intended to mislead you. The trouble is those presenting, on both sides, have an agenda. They believe something, or they work for someone, or they want you to think a certain way.

In a way we all work for the same big boss - America. This is our country and we are citizens, which requires certain things of us. One of those things is to not be fooled by someone trying to mislead us. That is not partisan, that is universal.
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• At some point we must say 'enough' on compensation for discrimination

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