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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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A winter weather advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. Wednesday until 6 p.m. Thursday. Snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches and some ice accumulations are expected.

Real-Time Results
Real-Time Results
Poll watchers at the Crawford County Democrat headquarters Tuesday watch as national results roll in on television while in the background others check for updates on their phones. Their gubenatorial candidate, J.B. Pritzker, carried the day, but lost in the county to Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner. (Randy Harrison photo)

Oblong village board works on holiday prep
The Village of Oblong is preparing for the holiday season and the village board Wednesday approved several related requests.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Crawford County Sheriff William Rutan won a second four-year term in Tuesday's general election. Rutan, a Republican, held off Democrat challengers Floyd Brinkman, garnering 4,657 ballots to Brinkman's 2,292, or more than 67 percent of the vote.


Local News

County taking 1A could lead to improvements
The state is turning over Illinois Route 1A to Crawford County, but it will be months before the hand-off is complete.

It was announced recently that the Illinois Department of Transportation has offered to transfer control of the state highway from Trimble to Prison Road to the county highway department. It will also pay $1.8 million into the county's Motor Fuel Tax Fund in compensation for accepting the 4.4-mile stretch of road.
• Clerk 'thrilled'with 55% turnout
• Shimkus, Miller win overwhelmingly
• Veterans Day observances scheduled in county
• Palestine OKs blues, jazz fest

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Seven make All-Conference volleyball teams
Just over a half-dozen volleyball players from Crawford County were recognized for their play on the court this past season by being named to their respective All-Conference teams recently.

Robinson had four players chosen to the All-Little Illini Conference teams, while Hutsonville-Palestine had two named to the All-Little Okaw Valley Southeast Division teams and Oblong had one representative.

• RHS XC boys finish sixth at state meet
• Statesmen win pair of games at Olney
• Lady Statesmen win two of three to start season
• Lady Statesmen fall to Parkland in three sets in district title match

Insight & Opinion
Letters to the Editor | Guest Columns | Signs of Life

What's important, post-election? Law and rights
"Voting is not my thing," said the 20-something waiting for a bus. The others watched the interview between glances at their phones. Voting is an ancient and archaic means for determining the popular will after all, and it's the 21st century now - shouldn't there be an app for this?
• Mt. Pleasant Cemetery 'made beautiful again'
• Politics messy, so free press is crucial
• Reminder: Our policy on pre-election content
• Clothing Center gets 'gross' donations

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