Fire damaged an upstairs bathroom reported about 5:36 p.m. last night at 1011 W. Tulip. According to Robinson Fire Chief Travis Miller, firefighters were able to contain the fire to the bathroom and attic, while smoke damaged other areas throughout the house. The Robinson Fire Department was able to get the fire under control in about 20 minutes and reported no injuries at the unoccupied house. United Life Care Ambulance Service and Robinson Police Department also responded to the scene. (Blake Nash Photo)
Officials of two ambulance companies hope a merger between United Life Care and Lakeside EMS will build upon ULC's tradition of service in Crawford County. It was announced last week that United was merging with Lakeside, a two-year-old service based in Effingham County. Andrew Hargrave, a co-owner in United since 2015, explained fellow co-owner Earl...
For some having your job become your life it is a curse, but for others, like Betty Tuttle, it has been a blessing that will be hard to give up. Finally, after more than 50 years in the paint business, Betty Tuttle, 80, "The Paint Lady," has decided to give up her job at Neihaus Home Center in Robinson. "It will be very difficult to give up," Betty said...
Hours of searching for a man wanted for robbing a Mt. Carmel Verizon Store along with three others came to an end about 8:10 Tuesday night. The search for the suspect, identified as Latrell S. Coe, 18, Indianapolis, began after authorities stopped a vehicle sought in connection with an 11:30 a.m. armed robbery the store at Ninth and Cherry, Mt. Carmel.
The Oblong Community District 4 Board of Education took care of some budget and personnel matters as the new school year gets underway around Crawford County.
The board tentatively approved a budget for the 2019-20 school year. The budget will now be available for public review at the district office until the budget hearing to be held Monday, Sept. 23, at 5:50 p.m.
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.
Last week following the shootings in Dayton and El Paso the media were screaming about "white nationalism." For those not knowing what that is, it's the identification with one's own nation and support for its interests to the exclusion of other nations. Essentially it means "America First."