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Palestine Superintendent Jessica Sisil presented Benjamin Arnauto with the Palestine Grade School Character Education award. Arnauto's family was on hand with him for the presentation. He is a second grader at PGS.

Palestine schools plan holiday events

By Angela Ridgway
| November 28, 2022

The Palestine Community Unit School District 3 Board of Education met Wednesday for its monthly meeting and the tax levy was presented to the board.

Around 120 runners and walkers took off from the Robinson Fire Protection District for its Turkey Trot for Tots. The 5K run weaved through streets on the south side of Robinson and the participants finished at the fire department. Money raised from the event will go toward the Toys For Tots program that provides toys for local children.

Local athletes run for Toys for Tots

November 28, 2022

Around 120 runners and walkers took off from the Robinson Fire Protection District for its Turkey Trot for Tots.

Hutsonville schools update board on upcoming events

By Angela Ridgway
| November 28, 2022

The Hustonville Community Unit School District 1 Board of Education met in regular session for its monthly meeting Monday, Nov. 21. 

Unemployment up slightly here

By Randy Harrison
| November 28, 2022

Crawford County unemployment slipped upward between September and October but remained steady in com...

New Hebron announces first trimester honor roll

November 23, 2022

New Hebron Christian School has announced its list of students who earned honors during the first trimester of the 2022-23 school year.

Business group offers holiday happenings help

November 28, 2022

The Illinois Business Navigator Alliance of Southcentral and Southeastern Illinois wants to help loc...

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November 28, 2022

FeloniesBryan M. Brand, 37, Vincennes, $1,000 plus 24 months probation for possession of less than 5...

LTC casting 'South Pacific'

November 23, 2022

The Arts at Lincoln Trail College will conduct open auditions for an upcoming production of Rodgers ...

LTC community ed courses return in January

November 23, 2022

Saving money, gardening, crocheting and serial killers are among the topics of programs available in...

Auditions announced for LTC's production of 'South Pacific'

November 23, 2022

The Arts at Lincoln Trail College has announced auditions for the 2023 LTC Theater production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific,” under the direction of Barbara Shimer and Cary Schiller and musical direction of Yvonne Newlin, will be held in January.

From left: Dana representatives Sydney Raber, Sarah Arnone and Tim Garrett and United Way representatives Barbara Shimer and Bryan Barbee. Contributed photo

Dana raises money for United Way

November 23, 2022

The Robinson Dana Incorporated plant recently presented United Way of Crawford County with the proce...

USDA seeks crop information

By Randy Harrison
| November 23, 2022

As the 2022 growing season officially comes to an end, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National...

Unit 4 OKs tentative tax levy

By Randy Harrison
| November 22, 2022

The Oblong Unit 4 school board Monday tentatively approved a tax levy of almost $2.45 million for th...

LTC students attend FLBA conference

November 22, 2022

Four Lincoln Trail College students had the opportunity to travel to Omaha, Neb., for the Future Bus...

LTC professor publishes two books

November 22, 2022

Lincoln Trail College Associate Professor of Business Administration Amie Mayhall’s latest books abo...

Sweet corn sweltering in summer heat spells uncertainty for corn lovers

November 22, 2022

Few things say summer in America more than buttery corn on the cob, but as summer temperatures climb to unprecedented levels, the future of sweet corn may not be so sweet.

LTC vocal concert Dec. 2

November 22, 2022

The Arts at Lincoln Trail College will present its Winter Vocal Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in...

Unit 2 approves Marathon tax plan

By Randy Harrison
| November 22, 2022

Robinson Unit 2 is the latest area taxing body to approve a new tax assessment agreement with Marath...

Architectural firm to craft Unit 2 facility master plan

By Randy Harrison
| November 22, 2022

An architectural firm is crafting the proposed future of Robinson Unit 2. The Robinson Unit 2 school...

Tickets still available for Eagles tribute

By Randy Harrison
| November 22, 2022

Whether you’ve been up and down this highway, out riding fences or just eating your lunch all by you...


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Oblong-Palestine-Hutsonville's Sam Brian works to maintain control of Mt. Carmel's Brian Kessinger during Tuesday night's dual match in Mt. Carmel. Brian won the match, 9-6, to provide the winning points for OPH in their 39-36 win. Amy Teska | Daily News

OPH wrestlers win opener at Mt. Carmel, 39-36

| November 23, 2022

The first-ever match for the Oblong-Palestine-Hutsonville wrestling co-op was a successful one, as they picked up a win in the first-ever dual match for the program. OPH kicked off its season at Mt. Carmel Tuesday and came away with a 39-36 win.

RHS wrestlers open season with 59-22 win over Charleston

| November 23, 2022

Depth proved to be a key factor for Robinson High School’s wrestling team in their first match of the season Monday. The Maroons placed a wrestler in every weight class, which helped RHS earn five forfeit victories out of the 10 wins they scored on the night, en route to a 59-22 win at Charleston in the season opener for both teams.

Statesmen hold off Rend Lake for 67-60 win

| November 23, 2022

A strong first half propelled Lincoln Trail College’s men’s basketball team to yet another win Tuesday night, but it wasn’t easy. The Statesmen built a big first half lead, then had to stave off a late rally to score a 67-60 win over Rend Lake College in their Great Rivers Athletic Conference opener.

Lady Statesmen fall at Rend Lake, 78-56

| November 23, 2022

Three-plus quarters of solid basketball was not quite enough for Lincoln Trail College’s women’s basketball team to find its way back into the win column Tuesday night. The Lady Statesmen hung right with host Rend Lake College into the fourth quarter, but faltered late en route to a 78-56 loss in a Great Rivers Athletic Conference and Region 24 contest.


Local news

IECC approves tax levy, Marathon agreement

Financial matters were on the agenda for most recent meeting of the Illinois Eastern Community Colle...

Local COVID numbers down again

Crawford County’s coronavirus cases continue to drop.Only 15 new cases were reported by the Crawford...

2023 Illinois State 4-H Youth Livestock Conference set for January

The Youth Livestock Conference for 4-H members will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21-Sunday, Jan. 22 at the Decatur Hotel and Conference Center.

OCC professor David Denton to appear on History Channel series

Olney Central College Professor David Denton will appear in two upcoming episodes of History’s Greatest Mysteries on The History Channel. Hosted and narrated by Laurence Fishburne, the show delves into a wide range of historically compelling topics and the mysteries surrounding them.

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois recognizes all-star entrepreneurs

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSofSI) has wrapped up its annual fall Nut, Candy and Magazine Program for 2022. Girls in Southern Illinois crushed it this fall, selling over $500,000 in tasty treats and magazines.

CMH board abates taxes

Crawford Memorial Hospital will abate $1.5 million in taxes in the coming year. The CMH board Wednes...

LaMotte Fire Department accepting Christmas gift applications

The LaMotte Fire Protection District is accepting applications again this year for Christmas gift distribution.





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