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Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Change is in the wind at New Hebron Christian School. It's literally flapping in the breeze. For the first time in years, the school's flag pole is in use. Recently refurbished through volunteer efforts, the pole was re-dedicated Monday when a new U.S. flag and a new school flag were hoisted aloft during a ceremony.

Unit 1 discusses co-ops in wake of referendum
Election results have had an impact on the Hutsonville-Palestine athletic co-op.

During Monday's Unit 1 board meeting, a large crowd was on hand to voice opinions about the program, after rumors swirled that another school had approached Unit 1 about a co-op following the failure of a referendum on Unit 1 consolidating with Palestine Unit 3.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Late snowfall notwithstanding, a sure sign that it is indeed spring was a cruise-in and car show in Robinson Friday. Antiques, customized vehicles and even a race car were on display. (Randy Harrison photo)

Local News

New state funding plan won't help Unit 2 much
Evidence-based funding is "a step in the right direction," but it will only generate a relatively small increase in state dollars for Robinson Unit 2 schools.

Superintendent Josh Quick explained the revised state funding plan to the Unit 2 board Monday.
• Boosters' support for Unit 4 sports tops $50K
• Security cameras coming for Palestine High School
• Newton teens charged in pelican shootings
• County board helps mental health group

Scoresheets | High School Sports | College Sports

Maroons outslug Tigers for 24-10 win
Balls were flying over the fence in Hutsonville like the wind was blowing out at Wrigley Field and the score reflected that in Wednesday (April 11)'s non-conference game between Crawford County foes.

Robinson and Hutsonville-Palestine combined to hit seven home runs and put 34 runs on the board, but the visiting Maroons got the better end of things, slugging five of those home runs on their way to a 24-10 victory.

• Statesmen pick up 10-6 win at SWIC
• Lady Panthers cruise to 11-0 win over Heritage in LOVC SE play
• Panthers struggle early in 18-2 loss at Neoga in non-conference tilt
• Lady Statesmen swept by Rend Lake

Insight & Opinion
Letters to the Editor | Guest Columns | Signs of Life

Liquor-license approvals troubling

As a long-time minister here in the Crawford/Lawrence County area I must write to report how troubling it is to many of us that more and more licenses and permits for beer and liquor are being granted so freely over our objections.
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