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home : local news September 15, 2014 


County board OKs loan to Silverthorne's
The owners of a Robinson car dealership may soon own a second.

The Crawford County Board Thursday approved a $250,000 loan to Scott and Julie Silverthorne to help them purchase the Robinson Ford dealership from Terry Wiseman. The 2-percent, 10-year loan comes from the county's revolving loan fund.

Monday, September 15, 2014

'Jaxon's Warriors' to run for a cure Sept. 20
A Robinson family is wanting to help raise awareness of a rare disease that took the life of their child with a memorial run.
Friday, September 12, 2014

No cases of new enterovirus seen here yet
A severe respiratory illness affecting children has yet to appear in Crawford County.

Hundreds of children in more than 10 states have been sickened by enterovirus 68, an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Nearly $24,000 in tourism funds granted by city
The Robinson City Council Tuesday approved the tourism committee's recommendations for grants totaling $23,625.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

City council expands space for holiday celebration
Robinson's holiday celebration will have more elbow room this year.

Robinson City Council Tuesday night approved expanding the "Bringing Back Christmas" event onto South Cross Street to Chestnut. It has previously been limited to the south and west sides of the square.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hutsonville trying new site for water well
The Village of Hutsonville will be drilling a test well north of its existing water wells.

The Hutsonville Village Board Tuesday night heard a report from Shannon Woodard of Connor and Connor Engineering, on the results of several test wells drilled last week in an attempt to find a new location for the village's main water source.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Phone users ticketed
If you're still using your cell phone while driving, be aware that local police are now writing tickets for it.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Weekend fundraisers in county target Alzheimer's, ALS
Crawford County residents can do their part to fight two devastating diseases this weekend.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Drug investigation leads to arrest of 5
Four people were arrested Friday on drug charges after a four-month investigation, the Robinson Police Department reported.
Tuesday, September 09, 2014

3 members of Oblong family hurt in crash
Three people from Oblong and two from Marshall were seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident Saturday.
Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Bed-bug invasion addressed in student housing
A bed bug outbreak in the student apartments next to Lincoln Trial College is being addressed.

Tim Coombes, housing director for the apartments, said they had an outbreak of the stubborn pests last spring, which was addressed at the time.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Damron gets 6 years in sexual-abuse case
The former Robinson High School teacher charged with having sex with a student pleaded guilty Thursday and is in jail today, awaiting transport to prison to serve his six-year sentence.
Monday, September 08, 2014

Gatlin is LTC Foundation's next show
Larry Gatlin will perform at the Zwermann Arts Theater at Lincoln Trail College Sept. 11.

The sold-out show is sponsored by the Lincoln Trail College Foundation. Opening for Gatlin will be southern Illinois musicians Guy, Steve and Nichole Ash.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Families, schools are partners in tackling truancy
Brandon Gurley is a young, fun-loving guy, and the last thing he wants to do is come to your house and drag your children to school. But that's his job, and he will do it.
Friday, September 05, 2014

August was cooler, wetter than 2013, stats show
It may not have seemed like it, but August was a good deal wetter than its 2013 counterpart.

A total of 4.88 inches of rain fell here during the month, according to statistics from Official Crawford County Weather Observer Ron Brock, Palestine.

Friday, September 05, 2014

State funds will replace airport lighting here
The Crawford County Airport will share in $9.4 million in state funds for renovations.
Thursday, September 04, 2014

Rodeo is a hit as veteran clown takes his final bow
Rudy Burns has said "happy trails" after 30 years of rodeo clowning.

"Twenty years ago I said if I retire I would do it in Palestine," Burns said as he announced his retirement before a nearly packed house Saturday night.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

ISP: After a week, nothing new on Flat Rock burglary, possible homicide cases
It has been one week since the body of Norman England was found in his son's residence near Flat Rock, and authorities still have nothing new to report.
Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday-night rodeo kicks off Labor Day weekend
It's time to saddle up for Palestine's 61st annual Labor Day Celebration.

The holiday weekend activities get underway at 6 p.m. Thursday with the opening of the carnival at Leaverton Park. The event is a full rodeo again this year.

Arts, crafts and collectibles booths at Leaverton Park open at 9 a.m. Friday.

Friday, August 29, 2014

City needs help from residents to have shot at housing grant
Low-income homeowners may receive assistance in the coming year, if a grant application is successful.

The Robinson City Council voted to go ahead with the grant at its meeting Tuesday night, after having a meeting earlier in the month.

Friday, August 29, 2014


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