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Memorial Day hampered by virus

It’s the Memorial Day weekend, but this year, will anyone notice? This weekend is the traditional start of summer, marked with memorials to those who gave their lives in military service, high …

Planting continues despite wet, cool weather

Corn and soybean planting continued ahead of schedule during the past week, despite Crawford County being cooler and soggier than the rest of Illinois. Corn planted reached 83 percent compared to …

State announces SNAP recipients can buy food online

The Illinois Department of Human Services announced Wednesday that the state will enable all 1.8 million SNAP recipients to buy food from grocery store retailers online.

Blood drives will go on here

There will be blood drives locally despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Police crack down on seat belts

Now and running through Memorial Day weekend, the Robinson Police Department is stepping up enforcement to remind motorists to “Click It or Ticket.” “Our officers see firsthand the tragedies that occur when people do not buckle up,” said Chief Chad Weaver.

Robinson’s Grant brothers did their duty during WWII

Seventy-five years ago, Americans observed Memorial Day still flush with the joy of V-E Day and the end of World War II in Europe about three weeks earlier. They had reason to believe the long, hard …

Parts of county ready to reopen

The unincorporated parts of Crawford County can get “Back to Business” today. The Crawford County Board Thursday voted 7-3 to approve the regional Back to Business plan supported by the local …

Local voters could vote on ousting Chicago

Not everything at Thursday’s Crawford County Board meeting revolved around the coronavirus, but it sure seemed like it. Even a request to put a referendum on the November ballot may be fallout …
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West Union library to offer curbside service

The West Union District Library will begin curbside service Monday, June 1.

Palestine wraps up school year with announcements

Palestine schools have announced the end of the year events and drop offs for the students.

One last drop off for WES students, teachers

Washington Elementary School is planning a final homework and material drop off as well as a drive thru goodbye.

Robeson Hill offers nature, education

Vincennes University conservation law enforcement students have planned a way to make a real impact on nature and the local community. For their semester-long project in a wildlife management …

Soup kitchen open May 26

Chicken nuggets are on the menu from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, at the Ark of the Covenant Soup Kitchen. Chips and assorted desserts will also be available. People should call 618-707-9384 or …

Unit 2 makes plans for the future

Robinson Unit 2 wants to be prepared for whatever happens in the fall.

Virus has impact on Memorial Day

Many holiday activities have been cancelled or delayed by the pandemic.

CMH opens new walk-in clinic

CMH has opened a new walk-in clinic as part of its continued mission to bring more healthcare access to the community.

Flat Rock Homecoming canceled

The 2020 Flat Rock Homecoming is the latest local event to fall victim to the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials announced Monday the event was canceled due to current and forecasted public safety restrictions concerning coronavirus.

Health department approves regional reopening plan

The Crawford County Board of Health gave their approval to a regional reopening plan pending approval by the governor.

ERBA gets State Farm housing grant

The Embarras River Basin Agency has recieved a grant of $17,500 from State Farm Insurance.

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Palestine proceeding with graduation ceremonies

The board set new tentative graduation dates that were previously altered when schools and large public gathering were closed or prohibited by Illinois Governor JB Pritzker. Graduation for …

Oblong board approves budget and fees for next year

Unit 2 plans for post-virus future

Unit 1 preparing to resume face-to-face learning


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Robinson Little League planning to start season in June

Robinson Community Little League intends to begin their 2020 season in June.

Sports: A look back

With no new sports going on now or in the near future, here is a look back at what happened this week in local sports in years gone …

Sports briefs 05.23.20

Robinson summer softball registration re-opened Registration for the Robinson Girls Softball Association’s summer season have …
Robinson High School's girls' basketball team has been recognized by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association as an All-State Academic Team. The Lady Maroons were among several area teams to be named to the Honorable Mention list after accumulating a minimum of a cumulative 3.0 GPA during this past school year. Team members include: (front L-R) Ella Florkowski, Stevee Walker, Lucy List and Emma Goff. In middle are: (L-R) Macy Clark, Bailey Strauch, Bri Robb, Catie Newlin and Adyson Littlejohn. In back are: (L-R) head coach Sherry Bopp, Emma Bogard, Katie Hartke and assistant coach Sara Pinnell. Contributed photo

RHS girls basketball team earns IBCA academic honor

Success in sports is not always confined to the court or the field and Robinson High School’s girls’ basketball team is a …

Sports brief 05.20.20

Robinson summer softball registration re-opened Registration for the Robinson Girls Softball Association’s summer season have …

Local couple celebrates 60-year anniversary

Joann (German) and Phillip “Bones” Mendenhall, Oblong, will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married …

Authorities busy with citations

The following information was provided by local law enforcement agencies May 19 James Kerley, 23, Robinson, was issued a city …

Deputies make three DUI arrests

The following information was provided by local law enforcement agencies May 14 James Garner, 72, Bridgeport, was arrested for …