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Monday, April 22, 2019
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Aidan Osborne and Thomas Smith of Boy Scout Troop 901 work together to build a fire using flint and steel at the Eastern Illinois Sportsmens Club in Porterville. The scouts were taking part in a hike to prepare for a future expedition to the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. (Tom Compton photo)

IECC approves adding 11 acres for sport facility
Lincoln Trail College can move ahead with a planned outdoor sports complex and renovations to the Zwermann Arts Center Theater following action by the Illinois Eastern Community College District Board Tuesday.

The trustees, meeting at LTC, accepted a donation from the Lincoln Trail Foundation of 11 acres west of the baseball diamond.


Friday, April 19, 2019

Local News

Hospital adopts budgets; new CFO hired
As Crawford Memorial Hospital's fiscal year draws to a close, finances again were a prime topic of discussion at Wednesday's CMH board meeting.

The annual capital and operations budgets were adopted, as was the annual appropriations ordinance.
• Unit 2 looks at staff additions, OKs 2nd officer
• Oblong sports boosters report $41K for district last year, plan for 2019
• Signup day for local Head Start program April 18
• Hutsonville Village Board gives approval to plan beer tent at River Fest

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Maroons win pair of weekend games
Wins continue to pile up for Robinson High School's baseball team so far this season.

The Maroons put together a pair of strong showings at Stewardson-Strasburg Saturday (April 6) and came away with two wins. Robinson opened with a 15-1 whipping of Cerro Gordo-Bement, then finished off the perfect day with a 4-0 victory over Windsor-Stewardson-Strasburg.

• Robinson boys' tennis team ties for 3rd at Mattoon Invitational
• RHS boys' 5th at Olney Invitational
• Tigers rally late, beat Tri-County in LOVC SE play, 7-6, in 8 innings
• Statesmen take two of three from Kaskaskia

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Victims aren't only ones affected by sexual assault
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual assault is a subject that is not discussed frequently, it occurs more often than most realize. At Counseling and Information for Sexual Assault/Abuse, we provide services to help survivors and their families deal with the after-effects.

One in five women and one in 71 men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused by age 17. These survivors often do not seek help, or speak about their abuse. Eighty percent of perpetrators are people the survivor knows.
• Governors's tax plan 'fair, considerate'
• Reader would like to see school-board forum
• Solutions not easy on road carnage
• A dietitian's perspective on disordered eating

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