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Sunday, June 16, 2019
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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)

Unit 3's Long recalled as leader, educator, friend
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.


Friday, June 14, 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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Contractor chosen for sanitarium demo
The task of demolishing Allen Sanitarium has been officially assigned.

During Tuesday's Robinson City Council meeting, Alderman Jim McKinney announced the city received two bids for the derelict building, with about a $20,000 difference between them.

Upon his recommendation, the council approved accepting the bid of $64,000 from Midwest Solutions.
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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.

• Robinson baseball starts summer slate with pair of wins at Altamont
• RHS has 11 make All-Little Illini teams
• Bogard places in two events at state meet
• Maroons fall short to Breese Mater Dei, 6-4

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Kids' mental health a community issue
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.
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