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home : local news June 28, 2016 


'Abnormally dry' conditions in parts of county
Dry, hot weather has helped farmers in Crawford County and other parts of Illinois catch up on planting and other fieldwork.

Despite periods of rain last week, soybean planting neared completion and farmers made good progress on harvesting wheat.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Fourth of July festivities begin this week here
Crawford County is ready to celebrate 240th America's birthday.

The annual Robinson Fourth of July Celebration gets underway Thursday at Robinson City Park.

Monday, June 27, 2016

IECC board OKs new LTC president
It's official: Lincoln Trail College has a new president and a new director of vocal and instrumental music.

Ryan Gower was employed as LTC's new president by the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Board of Trustees in May. On Tuesday, the board officially approved his contract.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Unit 4 personnel, administrators get 2.5% raise
Oblong Unit 4 administrators and non-certified personnel are getting a small raise.

During its meeting Monday, the Unit 4 school board approved non-certified and administrative salaries for the 2016-17 school year. Personnel will receive a 2.5-percent raise.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Unit 2 'pinch' may not be until spring '16-17
Robinson Unit 2 schools will open on schedule Aug. 17.

"As of right now, we're planning on school happening as normal," Superintendent Josh Quick told the Unit 2 school board Monday.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Unit 3 hears about possible weekend food program
The Palestine Unit 3 Board of Education had several things to do before the end of the fiscal school year and in preparation to start again in August. Board members Monday night also heard a presentation from local organizers wanting to start a Nutrition on Weekends (NOW)program.
Monday, June 27, 2016

Unit 1 superintendent urges citizens to call reps on funding issue
The future of the Hutsonville Unit 1 school district was the focus of discussion at Monday's board meeting.

Superintendent Julie Kraemer announced that the fiscal year 2016 budget is about to be finalized and that it looks the district will finish in the black instead of the anticipated loss, thanks to cuts made over the last few years and conservative spending.

Monday, June 27, 2016

James Jones to be celebrated with mural, presentations next week
The life and works of James Jones will be feted next week during an event in Marshall that also celebrates an almost forgotten art form.
Monday, June 20, 2016

County working on filing e-documents, online pay
The Crawford County Clerk's Office should be able to accept electronic filings of some vital documents beginning next month.
Monday, June 20, 2016

St. Elizabeth planning addition for youth activities
Things may look at different at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in the near future.

Zoning Administrator Mike Shimer announced in a press release Monday that the church, located at 207 E. Walnut St., has filed a request for a permit to build a youth activities room.

Friday, June 17, 2016

CMH sleep lab ready to reopen; progress on OB wing
Area residents needing help getting a good night's sleep will soon be able to find it at Crawford Memorial Hospial.

CMH's sleep lab is ready to re-open, Chief Executive Officer Don Annis told the hospital board Wednesday.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Voter letters not official, but genuine
Crawford County residents may soon see notices about voter registration in their mailboxes. The notices are not official, but they are legitimate.
Friday, June 17, 2016

Storm fells mile of poles on Rt. 33
More than 4,600 Norris Electric Cooperative members were without power after a strong Wednesday-afternoon storm snapped power poles along Illinois Route 33.
Friday, June 17, 2016

New pool features have been a hit
Patrons at the Robinson City Pool have started seeing double this summer. The creation of two new water slides, including an indoor tube slide, has attracted more visitors locally and from out-of-state.
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Work on rebuilding Eaton Street almost done
Eaton Street should be ready for traffic by the end of the month.

City Engineer Jeff Hillard told Robinson City Council Tuesday night that the construction project is nearing its completion.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Hutsonville working out billing details on water system
It has been almost a year since the Village of Hutsonville changed over to a new water system and village officials are still evaluating numbers, they reported at the village-board meeting Tuesday night.
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Daily News earns state, regional awards
The Daily News has earned six awards, including three first-place honors, in recent state and regional newspaper contests.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Study: Illinois voters share blame for mess
A new study shows Illinois voters share "significant responsibility" for the state's fiscal impasse.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

As heat continues, safety tips become important
After an unusually cool and wet start to the season, Crawford County is experiencing its first real heat wave this week, with heat indices above 100 degrees forecast through Friday.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Man killed in U.S. 50 crash; 2 hurt on ATVs
An Indiana man was killed in an area accident Thursday.

llinois State Police reported a fatal accident that occurred at 8:40 a.m. on U.S. Route 50, just west of U.S. Business 50, west of Lawrenceville.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016


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