Morgan Fiscus performs a solo during the song "Ride the Chariot" performed by the Nuttall Middle School Chorus. The students were part of the Music in our Schools concert at Robinson High School featuring Washington Elementary, Lincoln Grade School, Nuttall Middle School and Robinson High School. (Tom Osborne photo)
The road to a referendum vote on consolidation of Hutsonville Unit 1 and Palestine Unit 3 has been a long and bumpy one, but it will finally lead voters in the two school districts to the polls Tuesday.
In 2002, the two districts voted on the question of consolidation and while it was approved by Hutsonville, it was voted down by Palestine.
A lively, large crowd was on hand for last night's Robinson Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet, in which five individuals were recognized and rewarded for their services to the community.
The third in a series of town-hall meetings sponsored by the Hutsonville-Palestine Committee of Ten was more relaxed and conversational Tuesday night, after Monday night's frustration-filled and emotionally-charged questioning.
Big things are happening at Lincoln Trail College. Two weeks ago, the Lincoln Trail College Foundation appropriated $165,000 for college projects that will be completed over the next six months. Foundation Executive Director Rod Harmon is excited about the trajectory he sees the College taking.
While sympathetic to a nationwide walkout to draw attention to gun violence, Crawford County students are getting on with life.
Wednesday's call for students to walk out of school at 10 a.m. for 17 minutes saw little response here in the county. A contributing factor was a career fair at Robinson High School at that time, but some students did pay tribute in other ways.
Since guns are all that's dominating the news right now I thought I would offer a few more things to think about. Particularly on the idea of concealed-carry in schools. Consider these when you think about the issue.