An award-winning restaurant and destination site is changing ownership after 10 years in business. The Wabash Coffee House in Hutsonville changed owners last month as former owners Charles "Chuck" and Jackie Eckert turned over the keys to Ashley and Neal Newlin.
Only a select few basketball programs in the state of Illinois can boast they are among the leaders in all-time wins, but Robinson High School can consider themselves among that class. The Maroons posted their 1,500th win in program history Friday night, thanks to a 51-28 conquest of Flora in Little Illini Conference action.
The Crawford County Sheriff's Department is investigating how a reported stolen vehicle ended up in Hutson Creek at the bridge along Illinois Route 1 this morning. According to reports, sheriff's deputies responded to a call of an injured woman and stolen vehicle at 12985 N. State Highway 1, around 2:09 a.m. Sunday.
Low demand, especially in the Midwest, has been driving gasoline prices down recently, but actions in the Middle East could still rock the market.
Illinois gas prices have fallen 9.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.51 per gallon today, according to a daily survey of 4,378 stations by the GasBuddy analysis service. Gas prices in Illinois are 0.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 41.3 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.
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Auditions for the musical Matilda wrapped up Wednesday at Lincoln Trail College's Zwermann Arts Center. Like the 1996 film and 1988 Roald Dahl novel of the same name, the play is about a five-year old girl who develops telekinetic powers and uses them to overcome obstacles set by her parents and others. Opening night for the play will be Friday, March 20, at the theater. (Blake Nash photo)
Farmers and landowners in the Embarras River Watershed have the opportunity to take part in water quality discussions ahead of an update to the river's watershed plan.
Two meetings are planned for the Crawford County area. Both are Thursday, Jan. 30. The first is 8 to 10 a.m. at the Jasper County Farm Bureau, 105 S. Hutton Drive, Newton. The second is 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Clark County Farm Bureau, 9 Trotter Lane, Martinsville.
I have a better than average memory - at least as far as I recall. I also have a habit of keeping things from my past, partly because we moved around a good deal when I was little and I learned that show and tell wasn't just for kindergarten. "That's right, this rock came from the Alamo..." and such things always added a distraction to the desire to be looked at less critically.