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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Building boxes out of plastic squares to make a house for dinosaurs may seem childish, but to a three-year-old it is fun, play, imagination and adventure, to teachers and aides at Storybrooke Preschool it is a way to evaluate motor skills and a child's ability to learn. Storybrooke Preschool has a new home and bright future on the campus of Lincoln Trail...

Berty a civic-minded mentor, 'go-to guy'
A man instrumental in the creation of the Robinson Enterprise Zone and the development of the city's parks has died.

Robert Berty, 81, a civic, business and economic development leader here for 50 years, died Tuesday at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, following several weeks of failing health.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Balloon Creations
Balloon Creations
No float was necessary for the organization Balloons by Valley, who walked through the Palestine Labor Day parade wearing designed balloon outfits. This young lady chose to dress as a cupcake for the event, which featured 150 organizations riding in the annual weekend tradition. (Blake Nash photo)

Local News

City council approves intergovernmental agreement on enterprise zone
The Robinson City Council approved a new enterprise zone agreement, as well as an agreement with Ameren Energy and also made plans for upcoming events on Tuesday.

However, the meeting started off with sorrow after Mayor Roger Pethtel said that former Crawford County Development Association Executive Director Bob Berty died earlier in the day.
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Scoresheets | High School Sports | College Sports

RHS girls' tennis 3rd at Casey Doubles
Strong play up and down the line-up helped Robinson High School's girls' tennis team to a third-place finish at the Casey-Westfield Doubles Tournament Saturday (Sept. 15).

Robinson won one flight and finished second in two others on their way to totaling 135 points to finish behind Flora, who won with 140 points and Teutopolis, who was second with 139.

"We stress to the girls every year how important each game is, but it has never been as close as it was this year," RHS head coach Steve Jenkins said. "I received several compliments from other coaches and players of how well all of our girls worked together and their court movement."

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• Robinson boys' golf team finishes 8th at Paris Invitational
• Maroons lose LIC tilt at Marshall, 35-16
• Oblong-Palestine-Hutsonville unable to score again, loses 30-0 at Watseka

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

Clothing Center gets 'gross' donations

The Clothing Center Workshop, a Matthew: 25 Ministry, on Outer East Main Street, was founded in 1966 by the Robinson Lions Club (and is still supported by the Lions Club). Since its founding, it has been operated in several different locations due to such things as availability, cost, expanding business, and various other factors. The current dilemma, expanding business, is the subject matter of this letter.
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• Supporting proposed county gun-rights action
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