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home : local news December 17, 2014 


Unit 2 approves levy, plans 'idea' forum in '15
Robinson Unit 2 school board members adopted a $14,314,000 property tax levy Monday.

The total levy includes $9 million in the education fund, $2.25 million in operations and maintenance and $900,000 in transportation.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Unit 4 OKs $1.8 million levy
The Oblong Unit 4 Board of Education approved a $1,811,270 tax levy at its meeting Monday.

The levy includes $936,000 in the education fund, $234,000 in the operations and maintenance fund, $93,600 in the transportation fund and $23,400 for working cash.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Unit 3 board to look at HS building
While the Palestine Unit 3 School Board did not agree with everything presented in last month's consolidation feasibility report, board members noted several things that do need to be addressed, starting with the high-school building.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

State-aid payment helps audit for Unit 1
The Hutsonville Unit 1 school board held a half-hour meeting Monday night, primarily hearing about a report on the new audit of the district's finances.

The audit was prepared by David Weger, a CPA from Lawrenceville.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Local deer harvest up slightly
Preliminary totals show Illinois hunters harvested 3 percent more deer this firearm season compared with last year's season.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Concert christens restored Fife
The Fife Opera House breaks its silence with its first concert in 102 years.

Saturday, Dec. 27, Crawford County's own Teri Obst will perform classic hits from the '60s and '70s among other tunes.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Election registration begins Monday
Registration for the April 7 consolidated election begins Monday.

Candidates for local school boards, municipal offices, park and library boards and the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Board will have from 8 a.m. Monday to 5 p.m. Dec. 22 to turn in their candidacy petitions.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Ruby Moon-Houldson murder case officially closed
The Ruby Moon-Houldson murder case is officially closed.

Moon-Houldson, 47, a Lincoln Trail College instructor and author, was found stabbed to death in her home south of Linton, Ind. Oct. 1.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Hutsonville considering options for water and sewer improvements
The Village of Hutsonville is still making plans to address their water and sewer infrastructure.

The board was presented with options and a request for direction with regard to the village's aging waste water treatment plant.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Former Robinson man arrested in Israel plot
An American accused of plotting to blow up Muslin holy sites in Israel has been identified as a former Robinson resident.
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Robinson City Council OKs some Sunday alcohol sales by restaurants
Restaurant patrons will now be able to purchase alcohol on Sundays at some Robinson eating establishments.

The Robinson City Council voted unanimously to amend the liquor ordinance to allow alcohol sales at restaurants that have an E1 or E2 license.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Occupational programs now a popular choice
In today's job market employers are looking for employees who are prepared to go to work and occupational certification programs at local colleges are good places to start.
Thursday, December 11, 2014

IEMA encouraging the gift of preparedness this year
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency wants to encourage holiday shoppers to give preparedness gifts this year.
Monday, December 08, 2014

Fire agency offers tips for safely decking the halls
Candles and decorations too close to heat sources can ruin the holiday season.

As you deck your halls this holiday season, make sure to keep fire safety in mind.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Hutsonville holds caucus, next meeting will talk grant
The Progressive Party in Hutsonville held their caucus on Monday, Dec. 1. Those nominated for the April 7 consolidated election were Bruce Callaway, John Brooks and Guy Rumler for four year terms as a village trustee.
Monday, December 08, 2014

Oblong working through northside TIF issue
The Village of Oblong is getting closer to resolving issues with one of the TIF districts.

Mayor Randy Rich presented the board an updated agreement for consideration during Wednesday night's meeting.

Friday, December 05, 2014

1971 book about Jones, Handy writers' colony is available again
An account of life at the Handy Writers Colony by one of its residents is back in print and will be available during holiday activities in Marshall Saturday.
Friday, December 05, 2014

LTC Santa Day, Hutsonville event part of holiday lineup
Santa will be getting a workout this weekend as he pulls duty at several local holiday events.

Lincoln Trail College's annual Santa Day is 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the student union. The event includes free seasonal games, activities and craft projects. Santa will meet with children in the LTC Library.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Synthetic-drug presentation set for Tuesday
Police officer Chad Weaver will be giving a public presentation on synthetic drugs at the Hutsonville Community Center at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, as part of the village board meeting.
Thursday, December 04, 2014

Murder victim's son found after apparent suicide
A body discovered in a shallow creek bed near Linton, Ind., Saturday has been identified as that of murder suspect Jorrell Houldson.
Wednesday, December 03, 2014


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