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'A homegrown industry'
"It is impressive what is possible when people cooperate," then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama said as he toured the Lincolnland Agri-Energy ethanol plant in 2006.

Saturday, LincolnLand will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the plant's opening with an open house. It also will celebrate what a community can do when everyone pulls together.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

No records this year for June rain, stats show
Crawford County received plenty of rain in June, but still fell short of 2013's record-breaking deluges.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Studies show waiting for Social Security can pay
Crawford County residents who are nearing retirement age can increase their lifetime income if they can wait a bit to start drawing Social Security benefits, research shows.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Turnarounds keep registers ringing, local hotels booked
Another turnaround at the Marathon refinery has been underway in recent months. And while company officials aren't saying what was accomplished at the facility, local business people are pleased with the economic impact it has had here.
Thursday, July 03, 2014

'Tuneups' employ hundreds, cost millions
What is a turnaround, anyway?

The periodic projects have been compared to a car tune-up. During a turnaround, contract workers and refinery employees take units off line and isolate them from the rest of the facility. They are cleaned, repaired and updated, re-assembled and tested before being going back on line.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Only 'novelty' fireworks OK for home use
Fireworks are an integral part of the modern American Fourth of July experience. Be it the display in Robinson or West Union, the county will be covered in red, white and blue blasts.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Diamond tribute at LTC July 11
A Neil Diamond tribute is next up in Lincoln Trail Foundation's concert series.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Robinson's Fourth event starts Tuesday
Robinson's Fourth of July Celebration is Tuesday through Saturday at Robinson City Park.

"We're looking forward to a big week," Robinson Celebration Committee President Mike Shimer said. "We hope everyone comes out and has a good time."

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Milky discharge in creek was sugar from Hershey plant
An accident at the Hershey Chocolate plant "sweetened" a local creek Friday.

City of Robinson and Hershey employees respond to a leak of sugar into the storm sewer and a creek that runs from the vicinity of the plant, across Locust Street and past Washington Elementary School.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

New law tightens rules for farmers' markets
Farmers' markets in Crawford County and across Illinois will now be required to meet new standards for food safety.
Monday, June 30, 2014

Crisis-safety drills are now required at private schools
New laws signed by Gov. Pat Quinn are aimed at improving health and safety in schools.
Monday, June 30, 2014

Council looks at franchise agreement, properties
The Robinson City Council held a meeting dealing with cable TV, upgrades to the park and derelict properties Tuesday night.
Monday, June 30, 2014

Unit 2 ends year in better shape than expected
Robinson Unit 2 will end the 2013-14 school year with an education fund deficit, but "holding the line" on expenses has kept it from being as deep in the red as it could have been.
Monday, June 30, 2014

Daily News receives nine state, regional awards
The Daily News has earned nine more awards in state and regional newspaper contests this spring.
Monday, June 30, 2014

Refinery wins fourth President's award
The Illinois Refining Division of the Marathon Petroleum Company, Robinson Refinery, has been awarded their fourth President's Award for Responsible Care for 2013.
Friday, June 20, 2014

CMH takes home two national awards
It's been quite a week for Crawford Memorial Hospital.

The CMH board celebrated the completion of the new Oblong Rural Health Clinic with a public open house Tuesday and learned the hospital has won two national awards Wednesday.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Soil moisture dropping after recent dry stretch
Farming in Crawford County and elsewhere across the state is continuing, despite whatever the weather may do.
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Fight cancer this weekend at county Relay for Life event
Area residents will do their part again this weekend to help fight cancer.

The annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Crawford County is Saturday at Flat Rock Park.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hutsonville awards engineering contract for project
Neikirk Engineering, Mt. Carmel, was awarded a CDAP Design Engineering grant contract by the Village of Hutsonville.
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Palestine finishes in the black, looking to next year
With the budget numbers in the black for the end of the 2013-14 school year the Palestine Unit 3 board turned its attention to personnel matters.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014


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