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IECC lays off part-time employees

More than 100 Illinois Eastern Community Colleges part-time employees have been laid off temporarily.

Good Samaritan to begin construction on Hedde Education Center

Good Samaritan in Vincennes is set to start construction of the Charles C. Hedde, MD Health Education Center following approval by its board of governors.

Unemployment skyrockets in bi-state area

Crawford County unemployment hit 16.1 percent in April.

Robinson library district begins curbside services

The Robinson Public Library District has started offering limited services.

Beat the heat with summertime fun

This summer may be a lot different than ones in the past. Warm weather has set in and people are ready to get out and do things, but not everything is open yet and many summer plans have been canceled.

Real estate market showing mixed signs locally

The pandemic may have slowed a lot of things down but some area realtors say the housing market is in full force right now.

County still state’s third largest oil producer

The glory days of the oil boom may be more than a century in the past, but Crawford County oilmen still produce hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude annually, generating millions in …

Eagle Theater ready to reopen outdoors

If all goes according to plan, the Eagle Theater will reopen with outdoor showings of “The Breakfast Club” Wednesday and Thursday.
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Good Samaritan’s Convenient Care Clinic to reopen

Good Samaritan will be reopening the Convenient Care Clinic inside Williams Bros. Health Care Pharmacy in Vincennes n June 1.

Drive-in donates to local teacher

A Robinson woman who teaches at Lawrenceville has received a donation from a national fast food chain.

50th wedding anniversary

They were married in the Brick United Methodist Church near West Union on June 7, 1970, by Rev. Walter Volkers. Bill and Mary Ann have three daughters, Cathy (Curt) Thompson, Jennie (Brett) Gray, …

West Union library offering curbside service

The West Union District Library will begin curbside service Monday, June 1. However, in the interest of public health, the library will continue to have its doors closed to the public. The library …

United Way distributes funds to charities

The local COVID-19 relief fund, endowed by donations from area businesses and individuals and the United Way of Crawford County, made its first round of donations last week. This fund was …

25th wedding anniversary

They are the parents of one son and one daughter, Ryan Douglas and Morgan Melisa Gill. Cards may be sent to them at 2626 E 2000th Ave, Oblong, IL 62449.

County residents head for the great outdoors

Warmer, sunnier weather and the desire to get out from under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic have people in Crawford County and elsewhere turning to outdoor activities.

State, county take next step toward reopening

Illinois and Crawford County enter Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Plan Friday.

Hartrich appointed as judge

Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier and the Illinois Supreme Court Wednesday announced Matthew Hartrich’s appointment as an at-Large circuit judge.

Gas prices on the rise around Illinois

Illinois gas prices have risen 7.2 cents per gallon in the past week. The average cost of a gallon of gasoline in Illinois is $2.16 per gallon according to GasBuddy’s survey of 4,378 stations.

Unit 2 offers Nuttall scholarship

Applications are being accepted for the John Nuttall Memorial Education Scholarship.

Planning commission elects officers

The Greater Wabash Regional Planning Commission Board of Directors will keep the same officers for another year.
Schools
Unit 2 offers Nuttall scholarship

Robinson Unit 2 is accepting applications for the John Nuttall Memorial Education Scholarship. An eligible applicant must be a Crawford County high school graduate and a college junior or senior …

RHS announces honor students

RHS announces awards, scholarships

Hutsonville hosts awards night

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Sports

Lincoln Trail College athletes combine for 3.08 GPA

“I’m very proud of the work of the administration at LTC, the coaches, and our student-athletes,” says Baseball Coach and …
Robinson High School’s Negus Bogard won a pair of medals at the 2019 IHSA Class 1A Boys Track State Finals in Charleston. Bogard finished third in the 1600 and came in eighth in the 3200, which gave the Maroons nine team points and tied RHS for 30th in the team standings. Unfortunately, Bogard was unable to make a return trip to state during his senior season, as it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Contributed photo

Sports: A look back

With no new sports going on now or in the near future, here is a look back at what happened this week in local sports in years gone …

Sports Briefs 05.30.20

Robinson Little League planning to start season in June Robinson Community Little League intends to begin their 2020 season in …
Lincoln Trail College's Tad Kapek gets inside for a basket during a game against John A. Logan earlier this season. The 6-10 sophomore — who averaged 3.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game this past season for the Statesmen — recently signed a letter-of-intent to continue his basketball career at Division II Salem University in West Virginia. Josh Brown | Daily News

LTC’s Kapek to continue basketball career at Salem

Statistics don’t always tell the whole story and they definitely don’t reflect the impact Lincoln Trail College sophomore Tad …
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LTC soccer teams make roster additions

While the days of no sports continue to add up, Lincoln Trail College’s soccer teams continue to make preparations for their …
Life

Local couple celebrates 60-year anniversary

Joann (German) and Phillip “Bones” Mendenhall, Oblong, will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married …
Crime

Boat and trailer reported stolen

The following reports were provided by local law enforcement agencies May 23 Payton Weck, 22, Robinson was cited for no Valid …

Palestine cops arrest one after chase

The following information was provided by local law enforcement agencies May 22 Matthew Watson, 35, Stoy, was arrested, …