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Thursday, December 5, 2019
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New Sergeant
New Sergeant
Police officers and city employees gathered at Robinson City Hall today to witness the promotion of Robinson Police Officer Eric Schmidt to sergeant. Schmidt was approved for promotion at last week's Robinson City Council meeting, where aldermen also accepted the retirement of the previous sergeant Dan Strauch. Here Schmidt shakes hands with Mayor Roger Pethtel after reciting the oath of office. (Blake Nash photo)

No flu shot yet? Getting it now can still help prevent illness
It's not too late to get a flu shot.

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike urges everyone six months and older who has not been vaccinated, to get their flu shot this week as part of National Influenza Vaccination Week.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

For the 30th consecutive Christmas season, Santa Claus will be coming to town by train. Children living in communities in southern Indiana and eastern Illinois served by The Indiana Rail Road Company will get a chance to see St. Nick aboard the company's Santa Train Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Local News

County-board race only one on primary ballot
Few local residents are running in the March 17 primaries, following the filing period that ended Monday, but there will be one race on the ballot.

Mark W. Hill, Robinson, filed to run Monday as a Republican for a District 4 seat on the Crawford County Board. He will face Shane Robinson, Robinson, who filed last week.
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Scoresheets | High School Sports | College Sports

Lady Maroons edge Lady Pioneers, 33-31
One team was looking to rebound from a rough start to the season, while the other was looking to start their season on a positive note when county foes Robinson and Palestine-Hutsonville took to the court in girls' basketball action Tuesday (Nov. 19).

Both of those things actually occurred, as the Lady Maroons bounced back from a season-opening loss, while the Lady Pioneers put forth a strong effort in a game that Robinson ultimately won, 33-31.

"It wasn't pretty, but a win is a win," RHS head coach Sherry Bopp said. "Playing two games in two days to start the season has been rough on us, but the girls found a way to get it done."

"I really wasn't sure what to expect coming in, but I was happy with our effort," PHS-HHS head coach Travis Blank said. "The kids kept fighting and finding ways to stay in it, we just came up a little short."

• Lady Panthers fall short to Casey-Westfield in 47-36 loss
• Lady Panthers fall short to Red Hill, 51-43
• Lady Maroons lose at Dieterich, 50-30
• Lady Statesmen beat St. Francis JV, 75-60

Insight & Opinion
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Peace is a lot harder to win than war
In January 1942, barely a month after the United States was brought into a World War it wished it could have stayed out of, the idea of the United Nations was given voice by Franklin D. Roosevelt, our president. At the time, the whole world was involved in a war in some way or other.
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