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Friday, December 6, 2019

New Sergeant
New Sergeant
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)

No flu shot yet? Getting it now can still help prevent illness
It's not too late to get a flu shot.

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike urges everyone six months and older who has not been vaccinated, to get their flu shot this week as part of National Influenza Vaccination Week.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

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.

Local News

County-board race only one on primary ballot
Few local residents are running in the March 17 primaries, following the filing period that ended Monday, but there will be one race on the ballot.

Mark W. Hill, Robinson, filed to run Monday as a Republican for a District 4 seat on the Crawford County Board. He will face Shane Robinson, Robinson, who filed last week.
• Children's home has new director of child care
• Committeeman candidates added to ballot
• Strauch retirement leads to promotion, new hire
• Police on the lookout for holiday display vandals

Scoresheets | High School Sports | College Sports

Lady Statesmen win two at Vincennes
Getting back on the winning track was the goal and that is exactly what Lincoln Trail College's women's basketball team did over the weekend.

The Lady Statesmen rebounded from their first loss of the season Wednesday by winning a pair of games in convincing fashion at the Sodexo Classic in Vincennes.

Lincoln Trail rolled to a 76-49 win over Indiana Tech JV Friday night (Nov. 22), then cruised past a short-handed Lindenwood-Belleville JV squad, 77-57, on Saturday (Nov. 23).

• Statesmen remain unbeaten, roll to win at Missouri Baptist JV, 122-60
• RHS's Childress to play baseball at Rend Lake
• Lady Pioneers beat Chrisman, 30-18
• Lady Maroons thumped by Newton, 52-23

Insight & Opinion
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Peace is a lot harder to win than war
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.
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• Local poor not getting help they need
• Speculations irrelevant; what matters are facts

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