Police officers and city employees gathered at Robinson City Hall today to witness the promotion of Robinson Police Officer Eric Schmidt to sergeant. Schmidt was approved for promotion at last week's Robinson City Council meeting, where aldermen also accepted the retirement of the previous sergeant Dan Strauch. Here Schmidt shakes hands with Mayor Roger Pethtel after reciting the oath of office. (Blake Nash photo)
For the 30th consecutive Christmas season, Santa Claus will be coming to town by train. Children living in communities in southern Indiana and eastern Illinois served by The Indiana Rail Road Company will get a chance to see St. Nick aboard the company's Santa Train Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Despite the rain, 40 people still participated in the 10th Annual Oblong Spooktacular 5K Saturday. Nearly 100 registered men, women, and children were poised and ready for the event, but the number who crossed the finish line was much smaller, chiefly due to the continual rain. Those who did finish ranged in age from 7 to 76.
A plan to use solar panels to power Lincoln Trail College may not only save Illinois Eastern Community Colleges money, it could help train students to work in a growing technological field. First, however, LTC must be approved for participation in a state program that will drastically cut the net cost of the project. The IECC board of trustees this week...
County rivalry games are meant to be close and Tuesday night (Nov. 26)'s game between Crawford County rivals certainly was.
When the dust settled, it was the visiting squad that came out on top this time, as Oblong High School's girls' basketball team opened play in the Lady Maroons Thanksgiving Invitational with a 55-47 win over host Robinson.
"The biggest thing I take away from this game is we didn't have the intensity we normally play with in the first half, but in the second half, we were a totally different team," OHS head coach Kaydie Grooms said. "To see that growth and to be able to make that adjustment was a huge step for us."
"We are still struggling with chemistry and figuring out where everyone is supposed to be," RHS head coach Sherry Bopp said. "It's taken longer than what I had hoped, but I believe it will happen for us and we will be a better team as the season goes on."
In January 1942, barely a month after the United States was brought into a World War it wished it could have stayed out of, the idea of the United Nations was given voice by Franklin D. Roosevelt, our president. At the time, the whole world was involved in a war in some way or other.