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Thursday, June 20, 2019

First Strokes
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Richland County's Robert Treese has begun painting the mural on the wall at the future site of the South Cross Mini Park. Treese began earlier this week and said it's unknown when he'll be able to finish, considering the size of the wall and the amount of rain in the forecast on a daily basis. He was given the nod to paint the mural after approval by the Robinson City Council in recent months. (Blake Nash photo)

Mary Heath Foundation grants more than $142K
A dozen of the area's community organizations arrived at the First National Bank in Olney, Oblong, for the latest Mary Heath Grant awardings Tuesday.

According to Stewart Schutte, Trust Officer at First National Bank Trust Services in Robinson, a total of 34 applications were received during this period.

Organizations that were fortunate enough to have their applications approved included village boards, schools, police and fire departments, and fairs.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

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...

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IECC says 'so long' to Bruce, makes plans
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges trustees is making plans for the future even as they bid farewell to the district's long-time chief executive officer.

The board expressed appreciation to Terry L. Bruce during Tuesday's meeting at Wabash Valley College, Mount Carmel. Bruce was recognized for more than 23 years of leadership as the district's CEO.
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Seven from county on All-LOVC SE teams
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.

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Visitor, former employee liked centennial edition

I've been in town visiting my father at Magnolia Center and was delighted to see the Special Centennial Souvenir Edition published Friday, June 14.

I not only read every word, but reminisced from my own memories of employment at the Daily News. It was a great experience I cherish and am thankful for having had the opportunity.
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