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October 23, 2017 


Harvey help coming from Unit 3
Students and faculty from the Palestine Unit 3 school district are sending help to Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas.

As the Category 4 hurricane made landfall near Rockport, Texas, the country held its breath and people began thinking of ways to help.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Meese hired as Oblong Grade School prinicpal
The Oblong Unit 4 Board of Education made some personnel moves and approved class trips during their meeting Monday.
Friday, October 20, 2017

Hutsonville Unit 1 board discusses parent-teacher conferences
Hutsonville Unit 1 board members want parents to feel welcome at school during this week's parent-teacher conferences.

The conferences, the annual alumni banquet and other upcoming events were topics during Monday's board meeting.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Unit 3 board gets good news on annual audit
The Palestine Unit 3 Board of Education Monday night received a clear audit, approved an eighth-grade trip and set graduation dates.
Friday, October 20, 2017

Officers offer tips for safer trick-or-treating
Keeping trick-or-treaters and their escorts safe during Halloween is a priority for local law enforcement and the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police.
Friday, October 20, 2017

Revolving-loan fund falls victim to HUD decsion
Crawford County has lost one of its best tools for attracting new businesses and encouraging existing ones to grow.

Crawford County Board members Thursday learned that the long-running Community Development Assistance Program has been discontinued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Hutsonville liquor license clears way for video gaming
The Hutsonville Village Board Tuesday night created a third liquor license, set Trick or Treat hours and discussed water and sewer issues.
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Four arrested on meth charges in two incidents
Area authorities made four arrests on methamphetamine charges on Tuesday, in two different incidents.

According to a Lawrence County Jail report, both the St. Francisville and Sumner police departments made two arrests.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Council accepts donation for parks department
Robinson City Council accepted a donation, bought equipment and learned the fate of the city's old street sweeper when it met Tuesday.
Thursday, October 12, 2017

CCDA gets $10K to help with new strategic plan
Efforts to build the future of Crawford County are getting a $10,000 boost from Marathon Petroleum.

Marathon has donated $10,000 to the Crawford County Development Association to foster the development of a new strategic plan for Crawford County.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Local cleanup days set
It's once again time for Crawford County residents to get rid of more trash - more trash, that is, than they are normally able to get rid of in their weekly pickups.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Friday events kick off Heath Harvest Festival
Robinson's annual Heath Harvest Festival ready to go with a full schedule of events Friday and Saturday.

Activities get underway Friday when the streets will shut down around the Crawford County Courthouse square and west on Walnut for the fourth annual Heath Harvest Festival Hog Fest Cook-off and Heath Toffee demonstrations.

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Woman faces battery, assault charges
A Hutsonville woman is facing multiple charges following an arrest made Monday.
Thursday, October 05, 2017

Former local woman dies in Indiana accident
A former Robinson woman died last week while helping her students build a float for homecoming.
Thursday, October 05, 2017

Art, car shows part of Palestine wine/arts fest
The 2017 Wabash Valley Wine and Art Festival takes place on Main Street in Palestine Saturday and Sunday.

This year's event will feature 16 wineries, more than 40 art and craft vendors, plus 12 food vendors will line Main Street for the two day event. Live entertainment is featured on the stage both days.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Palestine burglary case solved
A case has been solved following a burglary in Palestine more than a week ago.
Tuesday, October 03, 2017

New law will help nurses help region
A new law allowing advanced practice registered nurses to provide more care to patients is a win for Crawford County and Illinois, according to Crawford Memorial Hospital's chief executive officer.
Monday, October 02, 2017

ISP keeping closer eye on rail crossings
Illinois State Police District 12 is partnering with local, state and federal agencies to promote safety around railroad tracks and trains during Rail Safety Week, being recognized through Saturday.
Monday, October 02, 2017

City approves incentives for Pepsi facility
America's iconic soda Pepsi may have a new distribution site in Robinson in the future.

Robinson City Council Tuesday night approved an incentives package authorizing Pepsi Mid-America to start a new project in the city's industrial district.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Unit 2 board approves budget, hires personnel
The Robinson Unit 2 Board of Education approved the 2018 budget, employed several extra staff and approved several school related changes Monday night.
Thursday, September 28, 2017


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