Illinois 1 at the railroad crossing near Robinson to close ThursdayAugust 4, 2021
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that Illinois 1 east of Robinson will be closed from Thursday, Aug. 5, through Friday, Aug. 6.
Missing Newton woman soughtAugust 4, 2021
Jasper County authorities are searching for a missing Newton woman.Bethany Ruby Bower, 38, was last ...
Oblong school registration is open nowAugust 4, 2021
Oblong Community Unit School District #4 online registration for parents to register students for the 2021-22 school year is now open.
Learn to grow with fall Master Gardener online trainingAugust 4, 2021
From small farms and rural towns to the suburbs and inner-city, more than 2,600 trained Master Gardeners put their mission of “helping others learn to grow” into practice around Illinois through community service garden projects and outreach.
How to create a bird-friendly yardAugust 4, 2021
North America has lost 3 billion birds since 1970, according to a study from the Cornell Lab of Orni...
State launches vaccination data siteAugust 4, 2021
To help ensure transparency, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced that COVID-19 vaccination data for both residents and staff in long-term care facilities is now available on the IDPH website.
Business buys school suppliesAugust 4, 2021
As students and parents alike prepare for the start of another school year a Robinson business is st...
Hire tree care professional with confidenceAugust 4, 2021
Trees are large components in the landscape, both in size and life span. When pests, pathogens, or disorders appear or a tree is not cared for properly, the compromised tree can harm people or property.
Universities, colleges resume mask mandates
Area colleges and universities are puting their masks back on.Several institutes of higher learning ...
Twenty-seven new cases here
Coronavirus cases in Crawford County continue to climb as 27 new cases were reported by the Crawford...
State soybeans ahead of schedule
Most of the state’s soybean crop has bloomed and more than half of the acreage was setting pods as J...
Sports BriefsAugust 2, 2021
RHS Girls Tennis practice starts Aug. 9Any girls interested in playing for the Robinson High School ...
QCCC crowns Senior, Super Senior club champions
Two champions were crowned at Quail Creek Country Club recently, as they held their annual club championships for their Senior and Super Senior divisions during the weekend of July 24-25.
IHSA releases football schedules for 2021 fall season
Although it has only been a few months since we’ve since high school football, we are about to see it again. Late last week, the Illinois High School Association released schedules for high school football teams throughout the state, as they prepare to start their season on time after having last year’s season delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Robinson 11s tie for fifth at state tournament
Needing to win to stay alive Monday night, Robinson Community Little League’s 11-year-old all-star team looked on their way to doing just that early in their elimination game at the state tournament in Moline.
Local festivals making comeback this month
Two long-running annual events are back this month after taking 2020 off because of the coronavirus....
Beef stew at soup kitchen Aug. 10August 2, 2021
Beef stew are on the menu at the Ark of the Covenant Soup Kitchen Tuesday, Aug. 10.The soup kitchen,...
River Fest returns Aug. 6
After taking 2020 off, Hutsonville River Fest is back.The event, an early kickoff to the fall festiv...
Blood drive here Aug. 12July 27, 2021
The American Red Cross has an emergency need for lifesaving blood amid the ongoing severe blood shor...
West Union LIbrary hosts eventsJuly 26, 2021
The West Union District Library will be having its annual ice cream social and pork burger drive-thr...
Tornado hits county
The National Weather Service has confirmed that storm damage in southeatern Crawford County was indeed the result of a tornado.
Local scouts tackle mountain adventure
Teamwork proved to be the key to overcoming the toughest challenge a group of Robinson Boy Scouts ever faced. In early July, six members of Boy Scouts of America Troop 901 and three adult advisors traveled to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. Philmont is the oldest, most famous and most rugged of the four “high adventure” bases maintained by the BSA.
Attorney general warns of scam emails
Attorney General Kwame Raoul is urging people to be on the lookout for scam emails claiming to come ...
Six new cases here
Another six Crawford County residents were diagnosed with the coronavirus during the weekend. Accord...
Invite good insects into the garden to battle pests
Not all the insects in the garden are pests. Fewer than 1% of all insects are considered pests. The vast majority are beneficial or benign.
Seven new cases here
Seven new cases of the coronavirus were reported by the Crawford County Health Department Friday. Th...
Delta variant found in county
As coronavirus numbers continue to surge in Crawford County, the Delta variant has been identified ...
PGS to host a Meet and GreetJuly 30, 2021
The Palestine Grade School will hold a Meet and Greet event on Thursday, Aug. 19. The theme of this year’s event is We Stick Together.
Adams reunion to take place Aug. 22July 30, 2021
The 103rd Adams reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 22 at the Palestine Pioneer Room. The reunion will begin at noon.
Story hour to resume at libraryJuly 28, 2021
The Robinson Public Library will begin Story Hour again on Sept. 8. for children birth to school age.
Silly Safaris Tuesday at West UnionJuly 27, 2021
The West Union District Library will be hosting a free live animal show Tuesday.Silly Safaris, a pro...
IECC approves LTC pool renovation
A contractor has been hired for renovations to the Lincoln Trail College natatorium.Illinois Eastern...
Bee Gees tribute band here July 29
Fans of the Bee Gees should be feeling a touch of night fever when tribute band Stayin’ Alive plays ...
Unit 2 considers mask issue
“Do not make decisions about our children’s health.” That was the message several parents delivered ...
WVC announces community theater dates
Wabash Valley College and the Wabash Valley Arts Council are pleased to announce the community theat...
Corn crop in good shape
The Illinois corn crop is almost done with the silk stage.Also, according to the U.S. Department of ...
Corn, soybeans mature quickly
The state’s corn and soybean crops continue to mature faster than usual.According to the U.S. Depart...
State corn progressing ahead of average
Half the state’s corn crop has silked, slightly ahead of average.Corn silking reached 50 percent las...
4-H auction goes online
The annual 4-H livestock auction, a centerpiece of the Crawford County Fair, is taking place online ...
Bacteria source of corn diseaseJuly 9, 2021
Goss’s bacterial wilt and leaf blight is one of the most damaging diseases affecting corn. The most ...
Robinson woman charged with theft from sonJuly 30, 2021
A Robinson woman is in jail on charges she took more than $200,000 from the son of a fallen Terre Ha...
Marshall man faces child porn chargeJuly 26, 2021
A Marshall man is accused of possessing child pornography.John D. Pitts, 49, was charged in Clark Co...