Despite nearly overturning her vehicle on Thursday, a Round Lake Par woman and her 2002 Toyota Camry were found unscathed following a wreck. According to Palestine Police Chief Jeff Besing, Brenda K. Carlos, 53, was southbound on Illinois Route 1 at Gordon Junction when she tried to turn into the north entrance to Murphy's Convenience Store. Due to the rain and fog, Carlos misjudged her distance in turning and drove into the ditch at the entrance. No injuries were sustained and Crouse Towing and Recovery pulled the vehicle out of the ditch about 11:35 a.m. (Submitted photo)
Bitterly cold weather has had a chilling effect on area activities. Crawford and neighboring counties are under a National Weather Service wind chill warning through noon Thursday. A wind chill warning means the combination of very cold air and the wind will create dangerously low wind chill values. Frostbite can occur quickly and even hypothermia or death...
January is National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month and the best defense is to be aware of your surroundings. When most people think of personal self defense the first thing that comes to mind is some type of martial arts and carrying lethal and non-lethal weapons to fend off a would be attacker, but according to experts the best personal defense is...
When you mix some chemicals with water (above), they build up gas and can't be contained. Seventh-graders learned about this concept during the Science Safari held in the Robinson Community Center Thursday, and sponsored by local companies and the University of Illinois Extension Service.
Back-to-back regional championships were within the grasp of Oblong High School's girls' basketball team Thursday night (Feb. 7), but the Lady Panthers were unable to close the deal.
Oblong hung right with Effingham St. Anthony for three quarters, but the upset-minded Lady Panthers ran out of gas in the fourth quarter and suffered a 56-37 loss in the championship game of the IHSA Class 1A Palestine Regional.
"We hung with them for three quarters, but St. Anthony hit the shots in the fourth when they needed them," OHS head coach Tim Johnson said. "The girls fought hard, we just had too many turnovers."
As Valentines' Day approaches we need to take time to remember our seniors and those among us who are disabled. Seniors are the fastest growing segment of our population and far too often these individuals along with those who are disabled are victims of abuse. There are several types of abuse ranging from physical abuse, verbal abuse to neglect and financial exploitation.