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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Oilfield worker injured
Oilfield worker injured
Rescue workers help a LAC Custom Plugging oil rig worker who was pinned between two vehicles on April 1. The injured worker, Justin Stifle, was working on 1450 N. off of Eaton Road when the incident occured. He was airlifted to Regional Hospital where he was treated for his injuries. Angela Downing | Daily News

Illinois goes 'All In' on coronavirus fight
On Thursday, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced a new effort to halt the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

The governor unveiled "All In Illinois" to encourage residents to not only stay at home, but to embrace it, calling it the state's strongest weapon against the pandemic.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Local News

No CMH meeting this month
The CMH board has cancelled its April meeting.
• Third confirmed case of COVID-19 in Crawford County resident
• CMH COVID-19 unit closed to public
• County not a disaster area yet
• Second case of COVID-19 tied to Crawford County

Death Notices | Policies/Charges

Edward M. Spivey
• Maxine Rodgers
• Dorla D. Shook
• Billie Jean "Jeannie" Strole
• Mayme B. Deatherage

Scoresheets | High School Sports | College Sports

IESA cancels spring sports
Yet another section of the sports landscape has been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak that is running rampant through the United States.

Following a teleconference Friday, the Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) made the decision to cancel all remaining state series activities, which effectively brought the spring sports season to an end before it could even begin.

• IHSA holding out hope spring sports will take place
• Indy 500 postponed due to COVID-19 concerns
• LTC women's soccer signs half-dozen players
• Johnson twins sign with four-year schools

Community News
Church News | Court News | News Briefs

Senior meals available
The Crawford County Senior Centers are providing pick-up meals at the Robinson and Oblong sites.
• Gardening seminar to be held in Paris
• Oblong preschool screenings

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

Teaching the Taliban a lesson
Today in Afghanistan the Taliban are celebrating their victory over the world's largest army. It's annoying for us, but its devasting for the people who live there.
• Days might be numbered for presses, but not for newspapers
• Stone sentence illustrates court problem
• Why not wait until votes are counted?
• Let's slow down on using voting technology

State News

Pritzker issues 'Stay Home' order throughout Illinois
Gov. JB Pritzker on Friday issued a "Stay at Home" order throughout Illinois, directing all residents to stay home except to conduct essential business, and all non-essential businesses to stop operations.
• Governor orders bars, restaurants to be closed
• Dead deer kills woman
• Three dead in I-55 plane crash
• House committee approves bill addressing domestic violence

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