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home : local news : local news August 01, 2014 

State changes law on school use of 'epi-pens'
More school personnel will be able to administer emergency allergy shots with the signing of a new state law.
Friday, August 01, 2014

KidneyMobile returns soon with free screening
The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is teaming up with Crawford County Health Department to provide free kidney screenings Wednesday, Aug. 13, for all local residents.
Friday, August 01, 2014

Massacre back as part of Hutsonville's River Fest event
Fireworks, fishing, food and fun - and an Indian massacre - are all part of Hutsonville's River Fest this weekend.

The festival kicks off Friday night in downtown Hutsonville, along the banks of the Wabash, at 5 p.m. with a car and bike show.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Some communities may have trouble getting salt
Last winter's weather took a toll on supplies of road salt both here and across the state.

As a result, nearly 200 Illinois communities are scrambling to find road salt, according to state officials.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Spay/neuter effort becomes full-time job
The Crawford County Spay and Neuter Foundation is wrapping up its fifth year of working to control the local population of feral cats and dogs.

The group has trapped, treated, neutered and released more than 2,000 animals, and has grown dramatically since Kathy Chamblin began the group. It is now a 10- to 12-hour a day job for herself and the two other primary volunteers, she said.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Warmer temps needed to keep crops on track
Crawford County crops are looking good and recent light rains have been just the thing to help them along.

All that's needed now, according to Natural Resources Conservation Service District Conservationist Jason Conner, are some warmer temperatures.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Signup through Aug. 12 at Unit 3
The dog days of summer are not even here yet, but schools are gearing up for registration.

The first day of attendance for Palestine Unit 3 students will be Tuesday, Aug. 19, with an early dismissal time of 1:45 p.m. Great Start students will start on Monday, Aug. 25.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Oblong fire calls before, during storm
Oblong Fire Department was called to two house fires Saturday, also battling the heat as a thunderstorm approached.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

County 4-Hers fare well in 2014 auction
Crawford County 4-H projects went for more than last year in all categories Thursday, with the annual auction bringing in 63 percent more than 2013. This year's auction totalled $157,301.31, above the $96,330.50 from 2013.
Monday, July 28, 2014

'Help days' are part of Oblong registration
Registration for the upcoming school year us underway in Oblong.

Parents with children in the Unit 4 school district are now able to register their children for classes online.

Monday, July 28, 2014

E-cigarettes become popular at county jail
The Crawford County Jail has been selling e-cigarettes for almost a year, and the idea is spreading across the state.
Monday, July 28, 2014

Online signup for Unit 2 through Aug. 8
Robinson Unit 2 is again using online registration to get students ready for the new school year.

Online registration is available for Unit 2 students now through Aug. 8. Parents who do not have access to a computer can call the schools to set up an appointment for computer usage.

Monday, July 28, 2014

City replacing more street signs, selling old ones
Robinson City Council is finishing a project to replace the city's street signs.

The council Tuesday night accepted a new bid to replace the street signs in wards 3 and 4. Last year the maroon-and-white street signs in wards 1 and 2 were replaced with black-on-white signs.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Murray Center parents could appeal closing
The Warren G. Murray Developmental Center has lost its legal battle to avoid closing by the state after a federal judge in Chicago ruled against them.

The Murray Parents Association, which included parents of some residents at the center - including some from Crawford County - had sought a preliminary injunction to block the state's plan to close the center.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lawrenceville paper loses its 'MVP' to cancer
The Daily News' sister newspaper in Lawrenceville lost a treasured family member Monday morning.

After a two-year battle, Beverly Johnson succumbed to cancer, one day shy of her 67th birthday.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Progress seen on concession stand, new office
Efforts to get Robinson Unit 2 schools ready for the start of another school year are underway.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Unit 1 state aid back on track - temporarily
Hutsonville Unit 1 had an unexpected financial boost this year, but one that is not expected to recur.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Unit 3 OKs fundraising, personnel moves
With the start of a new fiscal year and less than a month to the start of school the Palestine Unit 3 School Board had several items to discuss and approve from online textbooks to milk and bread.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

More renovations ahead in hospital's new master plan
Crawford Memorial Hospital board members perused an updated facility master plan Wednesday before taking the next step toward the hospital's next major renovation.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

City street committee looks at resurfacing projects
The Robinson City Council street committee this week discussed upcoming projects and handicapped parking.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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