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Fourteen new cases here

By Randy Harrison
| August 5, 2021

Another 14 new cases of the coronavirus were reported by the Crawford County Health Department Wedne...

Illinois 1 at the railroad crossing near Robinson to close Thursday

August 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 sought

August 4, 2021

Jasper County authorities are searching for a missing Newton woman.Bethany Ruby Bower, 38, was last ...

Oblong school registration is open now

August 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 training

August 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.

Photo credit Pixabay. This garden is providing essential resources to support bird populations. Sunflowers are a good source of seeds for birds such as this titmouse.

How to create a bird-friendly yard

August 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 site

August 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 supplies

August 4, 2021

As students and parents alike prepare for the start of another school year a Robinson business is st...

Tree care should often be left to the professionals who are trained to deal with dangerous scenarios such as nearby power lines. Contributed photo

Hire tree care professional with confidence

August 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

By Randy Harrison
| August 4, 2021

Area colleges and universities are puting their masks back on.Several institutes of higher learning ...

Twenty-seven new cases here

By Randy Harrison
| August 4, 2021

Coronavirus cases in Crawford County continue to climb as 27 new cases were reported by the Crawford...

State soybeans ahead of schedule

By Randy Harrison
| August 4, 2021

Most of the state’s soybean crop has bloomed and more than half of the acreage was setting pods as J...





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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 ...





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