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Friday, July 19, 2019

Robinson Police Department K9 Officer Dex was gifted with a new garment recently, as he received body armor donated from a non-profit organization. According to a Facebook post posted by Sgt. Dan Strauch, the bullet and stab protective vest was donated from Vested Interest in K9's Inc. The organization based in Massachusetts provides vests, made in the...

4 hurt as car, EMS collide
Four people were sent to the hospital Tuesday after a collision between a car and an ambulance.

Crawford County Sheriff William Rutan said the United Life Care Ambulance was on an emergency transfer run from Crawford Memorial Hospital to Good Samaritan in Vincennes about 6:14 p.m.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Mural Vandalized
Mural Vandalized
The Robinson mural at the site of the future South Cross Park has been vandalized. Mayor Roger Pethtel said a security camera on the former Weber building recorded someone wearing a black hoodie spray painting the phrase "Not Just Elite" on the wall about 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Arrows leading from the phrase pointed toward pictures of refinery workers and Robinson High School track athletes. (Blake Nash Photo)

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IECC board takes action on LTC 'Theater Renaissance'
Illinois Eastern Community College trustees have taken the next step in Lincoln Trail College's ongoing "Theater Renaissance" project.

The IECC board, meeting Tuesday at Frontier Community College in Fairfield, approved a contract with Walk Architecture, Effingham, for architectural services for the planned LTC performing arts addition.
• Unit 3 board makes personnel moves for beginning of year
• Hutsonville school board OKs new drug policy
• Unit 4 changes: New security cameras, new grade-school cafeteria tables
• Robinson school registration starts this month

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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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