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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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City Park Damage
City Park Damage
Volunteers and park personnel work to clean up storm damage in the Robinson City Park Monday morning after a weekend of heavy thunderstorms rolled through the area. Nearly 8 inches of rain along with high winds, and reported tornadoes did quite a bit of damage across the two state area. (Tom Compton photo)

Kids vulnerable to 'catfishing' in summer months
Summer is a great time for fun and relaxation, but it can quickly turn to boredom and bad decisions, especially when it comes to online activities.

Cyberstalking, blackmail scams, "catfishing" and other predatory cybercrimes are common year-round, but during summer months when children are out of school and days are longer, people tend to let down their guard and do things they might not otherwise do.

Tuesday, June 18, 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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Scoresheets | High School Sports | College Sports

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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Visitor, former employee liked centennial edition

I've been in town visiting my father at Magnolia Center and was delighted to see the Special Centennial Souvenir Edition published Friday, June 14.

I not only read every word, but reminisced from my own memories of employment at the Daily News. It was a great experience I cherish and am thankful for having had the opportunity.
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