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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.

Drugs, other charges result in prison time for 4
Prison sentences were announced for four Crawford County residents Monday.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Could Have Been Worse
Could Have Been Worse
A small fire can quickly turn into a big fire, especially if it goes unnoticed. A cigarette fire on a porch at 1001 N. Lincoln, Robinson, was noticed this morning by a neighbor who called 911. Robinson firefighters were quickly able to keep the small embers from becoming a roaring blaze. (Tom Compton photo)

Local News

IECC CEO adds financial duties during search
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges' top official will be pulling double duty for a while.

IECC trustees, meeting Tuesday at Frontier Community College, Fairfield, appointed Chief Executive Officer Terry Bruce as interim chief finance officer and interim treasurer effective May 1. He will fill the vacancy created by the upcoming retirement of CFO Roger Browning while a search is conducted to find a permanent replacement.
• Unit 1 discusses co-ops in wake of referendum
• New state funding plan won't help Unit 2 much
• Boosters' support for Unit 4 sports tops $50K
• Security cameras coming for Palestine High School

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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• Local 4-H volunteers making a difference
• Newsprint tariffs could put local papers in danger
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