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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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No Ice? No Problem
No Ice? No Problem
Lincoln Grade School students battle for the puck behind the net during a game in the school's after-school intramural league Thursday. The league, which has been in operation for several years, will run through the end of February. (Josh Brown photo)

Polar Bash draws area chill-seekers
The extended weather forecast says it will be near 50 degrees at the Wabash River landing in Russellville Saturday.

That's fine with Zina Schultz, one of the organizers for the Polar Bash on the Wabash. This year's plunge will be the sixth annual event, which raises money for the Lawrence County Cancer Resource Center and Wig Shop. Brave plungers will make their way into the river promptly at 2 p.m.


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Formerly known as Homemakers Extension Association, the Crawford County HCE group recently celebrated 70 years in Crawford County.


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County helping EMS cope with state fiscal woes
With the state still not keeping up with its financial obligations, the Crawford County Board has stepped in to assist United Life Care Ambulance.

Board members Thursday unanimously approved releasing all money that would be paid to ULC this year at once, rather than in monthly payments between now and Nov. 30. This is the money due under the terms of ULC's multi-year contract with the county.
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• Hutsonville makes progress on water utility permits
• New law will help traffic flow, improve safety for both drivers, cyclists
• Stats: County finally gets white Christmas, but dry month

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RHS wrestlers win four of six recently
A competitive day of wrestling saw Robinson High School's wrestling team go .500 on the day at the annual Robinson Duals event Saturday (Jan. 6).

The Maroons went 2-2 as a team in their four matches, which saw strong performances by several individuals throughout the day.

"We knew that every team here this weekend was fairly even with Mt. Carmel being the favorite," RHS head coach Joe Cunningham said. "I knew that we would really have to wrestle well to win any duals against these teams and I might have settled for 2-2 before the day began. However, now I think that if we had wrestled with a little more confidence we might have had an opportunity to have done better."

• Lady Maroons fall at Lawrenceville, 51-40
• Lady Pioneers lose to Dugger, 87-41
• Maroons hammer Flora in LIC tilt, 78-49
• Hutsonville-Palestine snaps three-game skid, beats Martinsville 62-53

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Holiday wishes that Santa doesn't only visit the rich
A winter's day, in a deep and dark December - I tend to wake up early these days, as if someone had dropped an iron skillet in the kitchen and made a great noise while I was fast asleep, and it startled me. Now that I'm awake again and the noise is gone, I'm still bothered by it.
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