About 70 Robinson High School students rang in the new year performing in Tampa, Fla. Members of the RHS Marching Maroons traveled to Tampa to participate in the 2019 Outback Bowl. They were accompanied by band director Justin Murray, colorguard director Jessica Cheesman, their fellow Robinson Unit 2 staff members Chris Jansen, Andrew Flynn and Dan...
The elusive white Great Pyrenees, Vixen, has been caught and is receiving love and care. "It was a Christmas miracle," said Crawford County Animal Control Officer Denise McKinney. For almost three months the agency has been working to catch a large-breed white dog running loose along Illinois Route 1 near Gordon Junction.
An iconic Hutsonville house was lost to fire Saturday night. The historic home on south side of the hill along Clover Street was owned by Pam Lawhead. The address was 107 S. Woodlane, but the sprawling two-story house stretched for nearly half a block along Hutsonville's main east-west street.
A state agency is assuring citizens that the government shutdown will not keep them from getting needed benefits.
The Illinois Department of Human Services announced that February Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits will be funded through the end of February, but they will be issued to Illinois customers on or before Jan. 20. Typically, benefits are issued in the first few days of the month.
Despite a line-up that was less than full strength, Robinson High School's wrestling team rolled to a pair of wins Tuesday (Jan. 8) in matches at Shelbyville.
Robinson was a bit short-handed, but still managed to pick up wins over Hillsboro (48-29) and Shelbyville (42-21) in a their two dual matches.
"Hillsboro is a team that seems to be rebuilding this year, while Shelbyville's line-up is still pretty thin right now, so they have trouble filling all the weight classes," RHS head coach Joe Cunningham said. "The surprise for us was that we also had some last-minute holes in our line-up we are not accustomed to having. Even with all the forfeits, most of the kids we took got to wrestle and got some pretty decent mat time."
I am a resident of Crawford County. I have a bachelor's degree in psychology and am currently working on a master of science degree in counseling at Indiana State University.
I care about mental health issues, which is why I wanted to share some thoughts from a couple - my parents, Clint and Micky Batcheller, who have beaten the odds and will be celebrating 50 years of marriage this year.