Don’t rake fall leaves, recycle themOctober 17, 2021
Every fall, an onslaught of leaves drop relentlessly into yards leaving homeowners to rake, bag, and haul them out on the curb. But what many don’t know is that those golden-hued leaves are gold in the garden.
New congressional maps unveiled ahead of fall veto session
Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly released a proposed set of new congressional district maps Friday, just days before lawmakers return to the Statehouse for the start of their fall veto session, which begins Oct. 19.
Twenty new cases here
Twenty new coronavirus cases were reported by the Crawford County Health Department Thursday. The la...
Hutsonville schools to celebrate Red Ribbon Week
Hustonville schools will participate in Red Ribbon week beginning Oct. 25. Each day features a day the students and staff can dress in themed clothing as they bring awareness to Red Ribbon Week.
Trick-or-Treat dates and times set for county
Communities around Crawford County have all set the times and date of trick-or-treating for this year.
Old time radio show staged at Fife Opera House
Musical guests and other entertainers hit the stage at the Fife Opera House in Palestine for Live at the Fife Wednesday.
Hutsonville may need to increase water rates
Hutsonville may be forced to increase water rates for the village. Funds in the water fund account are running low and may soon be in the red. The board discussed the idea of increasing the monthly water bills by $2.
OPH ready to get back on field in search of first win
Following an unexpected week off, Oblong-Palestine-Hutsonville’s football team is ready to take the field again and is hoping for a strong finish to what has been a rough season on the gridiron thus far.
Maroons take on Paris in must-win game
Whatever cliche you want to use – “backs against the wall”, “do-or-die”, “must-win”, etc. – apply to the situation facing Robinson High School’s football team this week.
NMS girls win three of six recently, PGS-HGS swept by Cumberland
Wins were harder to come by for local junior high girls’ basketball teams that were in action recently.
RHS girls’ tennis edged by Paris in regular season finale
It took more than a month to complete, but Robinson High School’s girls’ tennis team finally finished their regular season match with Paris.
Art with a Heart benefit event plannedOctober 13, 2021
United Way of Crawford County is planning a fund raiser next month.Art with a Heart is Monday, Nov. ...
County drug court recognizes latest graduate
The Crawford County Drug Court program held a graduation ceremony Friday to recognize the accomplishment of its latest graduate.
Du Quoin State Fair sees highest attendance in five yearsOctober 11, 2021
Over 150,000 people attended the Du Quoin State Fair this year, up 22.1% from 2019 attendance numbers of nearly 124,000 people. Along with overall attendance being up, grandstand shows saw their highest attendance numbers since 2012.
Indiana Rail Road Santa Train to returnOctober 6, 2021
Returning from the pandemic hiatus, Santa Claus will once again be coming to town by train. Children living in communities served by The Indiana Rail Road Company will get a chance to see Santa and Mrs. Claus on December 3, 4, and 5.
Proper maintenance extends lifespan, saves money on garden tools
One of the pricier expenditures for home gardeners is quality hand tools. High quality tools will last longer, but this does mean the tools — whether shovels, rakes, pruners, or hand trowels — cost more.
Oblong gets ready for Fall Follies, other October events
Fun and festival is back on the agenda this fall in Oblong. The Oblong Village Board of Trustees recently met to discuss the upcoming Fall Follies and other upcoming October events.
Eighteen new cases here
Local coronavirus cases increased again Tuesday with the Crawford County Health Department reporting...
Only three new cases here
Only three new coronavirus cases have been reported by the Crawford County Health Department since F...
WU churches plan event
West Union churches are looking to “Light Up the Night” later this month.Light Up the Night, 6 to 8 ...
Local blood drive Oct. 20
Crawford County residents can do their part to help end a blood and platelet shortage at a local blo...
Palestine works on noise ordinance, sets hours for trick-or-treating
Trustees in the Village of Palestine are continuing to work on a noise pollution ordinance for the village and also how to best deal with rundown properties.
Six new cases here
The Crawford County Health Department reported six new coronavirus cases Friday. The latest cases in...
Bank warns of scamOctober 6, 2021
First Financial Bank is warning of a new round of scams targeting bank customers.Customers from a va...
Soup kitchen open TuesdayOctober 5, 2021
Tuna casserole is on the menu at the Ark of the Covenant Soup Kitchen Tuesday.Fruit and assorted des...
Houts perform at MartinsvilleOctober 4, 2021
Jake and Mikayla Hoult, along with the Casey United Methodist Church Praise Team, will be performing...
Mobile mamogram events plannedOctober 3, 2021
Lawrence County Memorial Hospital is sponsoring two upcoming mobile mammography screening events.The...
LTC offers COVID shots Tuesday
Lincoln Trail College will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12...
No restraining order for Unit 1
A temporary restraining order sought against the Illinois High School Association by Hutsonville Uni...
Hutsonville students get ERBA scholarships
A pair of Hutsonville students are the most recent recipients of scholarships from the Embarras Rive...
Pork burger lunch offered
The Hutsonville FFA will host a pork burger lunch Annapolis Grain in Annapolis Monday, Oct. 11.The m...
Grain Bin Safety highlighted during harvest seasonOctober 17, 2021
Harvest is in full swing around Illinois. As the crops come out of the field the grain bins fill up and so too does the risk for grain bin accidents.
September warmer than normal
Crawford County was a hot spot in September.According to the National Weather Service, the average d...
State harvest ahead of schedule
Harvest is progressing faster than average across the state.According to the U.S. Department of Agri...
College ag enrollments holding ground in Illinois
Agriculture study remains fruitful as students return in person to the four state universities with agricultural programs. With COVID mitigation guidelines in place, classroom space is at a premium on a couple of campuses.
Two extinct species lived in state
It’s unlikely anyone living in Crawford County today ever had a chance to see an ivory-billed woodpe...
Robinson's oldest church to celebrate 175 years
One of Crawford County’s oldest churches is celebrating its 175th anniversary.Robinson First United ...
Church News 9-11September 9, 2021
Flat Rock First Missionary BaptistOn Sunday, Flat Rock FMB will receive its monthly loose pocket cha...