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Friday, January 18, 2019
Uebelhor Chevy 2019

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...


Chamber director ready with new ideas
The new executive director of the Robinson Chamber of Commerce is starting off the New Year with a new look and new ideas.

Lisa Schaefer was recently hired to replace Mary Kindt, who retired last month after serving the chamber and community since 2002.


Friday, January 11, 2019

Getting Plowed
Getting Plowed
A snowplow clears a Robinson street after Friday night's winter storm. (Randy Harrison photo)

Local News

Shutdown shouldn't affect local food benefits
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.
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RHS wrestlers win two at Shelbyville
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."

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Hints shared for a long, successful marriage
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.
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