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Thursday, September 19, 2019
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Cycle Crash
Cycle Crash
A Friday afternoon ride turned out to be a painful one for Michelle Plew, 43, West Union. According to Crawford County Sheriff Bill Rutan, Plew was driving a 2010 Harley-Davidson motorcycle on Illinois Route 1 at Gordon Junction when the vehicle ran into a ditch and struck a culvert on the west side of the THJ Murphy gas station. Plew sustained a broken pelvis and was taken to the hospital by a United Life Care Ambulance. Damage to the vehicle was estimated to be over $500. Robinson Fire Protection District assisted at the scene. (Blake Nash photo)

2 local suspects held in Ky., face multiple charges
Two local residents are facing charges in Kentucky.

Anthony John Littlejohn, 39, Martinsville, and Destiny Budd, 19, Oblong, were arrested on drug and stolen vehicle charges last week at the Moutardier Campgrounds, in Edmonson County, Ky.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Authorities are still investigating an apparent suicide that happened in the New Hebron area Wednesday morning. Aaron Harper, 40, was found dead at his residence, 10803 E. 775th Ave, Robinson, around 11:40 a.m. Wednesday.


Local News

County board overwhelmed by pot opposition
Recreational marijuana will become legal in Illinois Jan. 1, but it won't be available for sale in most parts of Crawford County.

The Crawford County Board Thursday unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting licensed cannabis dispensaries in the unincorporated parts of the county. While the ordinance will have no impact on what happens inside the municipal limits of Robinson or the county's villages, it means that no dispensaries can be created in places such as Annapolis, New Hebron or Bellair.
• Real-estate taxes still unpaid on 1,200 parcels
• Palestine finances in good shape; mini-park will feature LED sign
• $36K in prize money up for grabs in rodeo
• State rep Miller announces bid for re-election

Sports
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RHS XC boys, girls 2nd in home meets
A decent showing for the first meet of the season netted Robinson High School's cross country teams a pair of second-place finishes Tuesday (Sept. 3).

Robinson hosted a multi-team meet on the revamped course, which now starts and ends on the RHS track due to the deteriorated condition of a portion of the original course.

• RHS girls' tennis team doubles up Newton for 6-3 win in dual match
• Lady Panthers sweep Lawrenceville
• Lady Maroons fall to Mt. Carmel in two
• Lady Tigers lose at Newton in two

Insight & Opinion
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Volunteering can show thanks for freedoms
Editor:

As I write this letter it is Sept. 11 and the cable stations are filled with broadcasts of the horrors of that awful day 18 years ago. The memorials and speeches abound and the sentiment for the fallen has been fully expressed by most.
• Speak with care on mental health
• More public discussion needed here on marijuana-dispensary issue
• At some point we must say 'enough' on compensation for discrimination
• Coming together to tackle suicide

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