The United Way Days of Caring is about "cheerful" volunteers helping local communities. Tuesday volunteers worked in Hutsonville at the school painting, spreading pea gravel on the play area and installing electric and water lines for a new greenhouse. They also worked at the Hutsonville Township Park, downtown ball diamond and Hutson Cabins. Today they are working at several of Robinson schools with plans to be in Oblong and Palestine later this week. (Tom Compton photo)
Palestine Unit 3 Interim Superintendent Chris Long died Tuesday.
The school district released this statement Tuesday: "It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Chris Long the CUSD 3 Superintendent. Chis had an amazingly positive impact on CUSD 3, Palestine! Chris Long loved CUSD 3 and CUSD 3 loved Chris Long!"
Long, 62, of Sigel, died at HSHS St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
Construction workers have been busy this week beginning the installation of the new South Cross mini park, which is situated in the vacant lot south of the Robinson Post Office. The new park will feature a mural which will be situation on the east end of the property in front of the Crawford County Jail, and a water feature will be placed into the center of...
Three young men have decided to take their love for outdoor basketball and put it to use for a good cause this weekend. Throughout the warmer months, numerous pickup basketball games are played on Randy's Court, adjacent to Nuttall Middle School in Robinson.
When people see a deer standing in a small woods or open field, one of the most common thoughts is, how can such a large, beautiful creature hide so well? The same could be said for the Zwermann Mansion at 806 W. Main St. in Robinson. At close to 4,000 square feet, the Tudor mansion resting on a full city block has gone virtually unnoticed for decades...
Just over a half dozen Crawford County athletes were recognized for their achievements on the diamond this past season by being named to one of the All-Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division teams.
In what turns out to be the final set of All-LOVC teams to be announced due to the conference dissolving, a total of seven players between Oblong and Hutsonville-Palestine received honors in either baseball or softball.
I am writing this article as a community member, an employee of the school district, as a mother, and in conjunction with the Crawford County Life organization, whose mission is to advocate and educate for mental health.
It is because of my position as RHS principal, and my experiences at RHS, that I am now sending out a "rallying cry" to this community: we need to collaboratively and cooperatively come together and bring more mental health resources into Crawford County.