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Robinson man receives four years in IDOC

December 6, 2022

Crawford County State’s Attorney Cole P. Shaner announced that Alexandros J. Kleronomos, 43, Robinson, was sentenced to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

CMH receives Rural Health Hero Training Site Award

By Angela Ridgway
| December 6, 2022

Crawford Memorial Hospital recently received the Rural Health Hero Training Site Award. 

Warmth faded here during November

By Randy Harrison
| December 6, 2022

The last gasp of summer and the first breath of winter both took place during the first half of Nove...

Author looks into Reed, Deal relationship in new book

By Angela Ridgway
| December 5, 2022

When one Sumner native heard the lore of Betsey Reed, he wanted to look into her complex friendship and sisterhood with Eveline Deal, a hired girl who became a witness for the prosecution in her murder trial, which led to devastating consequences for Reed.

County Board seats new members

By Randy Harrison
| December 5, 2022

A new era for Crawford County government is officially underway.Seven new members and three returnin...


December 7, 2022

Lincoln Elementary School third-graders are caught being themselves in their festive finery moments ...

New Hebron to hold Christmas program

December 6, 2022

Students at New Hebron Christian School will hold a Christmas program Thursday, Dec. 8.The program w...

Protect your holiday baking traditions with four food safety tips

December 5, 2022

Holiday baking brings family and friends together and creates lasting memories as friends share recipes, stories and meaningful time together. Amid the flurry of flour-covered countertops and mountains of messy mixing bowls, keep food safety in mind.

Three dozen more COVID cases here

By Randy Harrison
| December 4, 2022

Crawford County continues to post new COVID-19 cases.  Thirty-six new cases have been reported by th...

Arby's coming to Robinson

By Randy Harrison
| December 2, 2022

Robinson will soon “have the meats.” An Arby’s sandwich shop is scheduled to be the next new busines...

OCC Theater presents, 'It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play'

November 30, 2022

Olney Central College Theater will present three performances of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” Dec. 16-18 at the Dr. John D. Stull Performing Arts Center.

Last tax distribution starts Dec. 1

November 30, 2022

The final distribution of this year’s propety tax revnues to area taxing bodies starts Thursday, Dec...

State wheat grows while moisture levels drop

By Randy Harrison
| November 30, 2022

Most of Illinois winter wheat crop is growing and in fair condition.According to the U.S. Department...

Dulcimers featured at museum here

November 29, 2022

A holiday program featuring dulcimers is Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Crawford County History Museum on So...

Good Samaritan updates masking requirements

November 28, 2022

With Flu and RSV making a high resurgence and COVID still steadily lingering, the country is dealing with a new unpredictable respiratory viral illness season, not so fondly called the “tripledemic.”

New hardware store aims for March opening

By Randy Harrison
| November 28, 2022

Westgate Shopping Center will once again house a hardware store come spring.Another section of the f...

Robinson blood drive Dec. 14

November 28, 2022

Crawford County residents have another chance to donate blood later this month.The American Red Cros...

Property transfers — Nov. 28, 2022

November 28, 2022

Charles S. Taylor and Julie M. Taylor to Ryan Collins in E.J. Steele’s Addition Nov. 21.Michael T. K...

Lincoln Memorial Bridge to close Jan. 9 for restoration week

November 28, 2022

The Lincoln Memorial Bridge, located in Knox County, Indiana, on State Highway 441, will be closed to traffic beginning Jan. 9 and will remain closed till April 30.

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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Lincoln Trail's Teleon Brown (5) lays the ball off the glass on this reverse layup attempt during Saturday's game at Wabash Valley College. The sophomore posted 10 points, four rebounds and three steals off the bench for the Statesmen in their 66-61 win. Josh Brown | Daily News

Statesmen hold off Wabash Valley for 66-61 win

| December 5, 2022

Winning on the road is never easy and that is especially true in the always tough Great Rivers Athletic Conference. However, Lincoln Trail College’s men’s basketball team found a way to get one of those rare road wins, as they outlasted host Wabash Valley College for a 66-61 victory Saturday afternoon.

RHS wrestlers 9th, OPH 12th at Lawrence County

| December 5, 2022

Both good and not so good occurred for Crawford County’s two high-school wrestling teams at the Lawrence County Tournament Saturday in Lawrenceville. Robinson had two wrestlers win individual titles and another finish second, but the team still wound up ninth in the team standings. Meanwhile, Oblong-Palestine-Hutsonville only had six wrestlers compete due to illness and injury and finished 12th out of 13 teams that competed in the meet, but two of those six managed to reach the title matches in their respective weight classes before falling just short of claiming a title.

OPH boys split games last week

| December 5, 2022

Two home games resulted in a win and a loss for Oblong-Palestine-Hutsonville’s boys’ basketball team last week. OPH opened the week with a 44-35 loss to Union-Dugger, Ind., on Thursday, then rebounded on Saturday to beat Danville JV, 45-37 as part of the Illiana Border Wars Shootout in Hutsonville.

Robinson's Aidan Parker finishes at the rim following a steal during Friday night's Little Illini Conference game against Olney. Parker finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds, but the Maroons lost the game, 49-48. Josh Brown | Daily News

Maroons fall short to Olney in home opener, 49-48

| December 5, 2022

Little Illini Conference play started Friday night with a game between two of the odds-on favorites to win the league this year and the game lived up to the hype. But unfortunately for Robinson High School’s boys’ basketball team, they ended up on the short end when the dust settled. Visiting Olney rallied late to knock off the Maroons on their home court, 49-48, in a tightly-contested LIC battle that wasn’t decided until the final buzzer.


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Courthouse news — Nov. 23, 2022

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

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

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.

Past Pages — Dec. 7, 2022

75 years ago — 1947Robinson’s only Texaco Station, located a block north of the Square on North Cros...

Past Pages — Dec. 3, 2022

75 years ago — 1947It is not beyond the realm of possibility that Robinson can secure a fine Nationa...

USDA seeks crop information

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

Robinson Senior Center menus — Dec. 12-16, 2022

Monday, Dec. 12Pork Chops, Macaroni & tomatoes (1 cup), Cherry cobblerTuesday, Dec. 13Oven Fried Chi...

Robinson Senior Center menus — Dec. 5-9, 2022

Monday, Dec. 5Two Sauce Pasta, Side salad, Garlic bread, Mandarin orangesTuesday, Dec. 6Oven Crispy ...





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