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Legal battle with ISBE continues

By Angela Downing
| January 21, 2022

Hutsonville CUSD 1 met for the monthly meeting and hired a coach and aides.

Funding information offered online

January 21, 2022

The Business Navigator Alliance of Southcentral and Southeastern Illinois is hosting a webinar on “A...

LTC offers social media business class

January 21, 2022

Businesses that want to get started on Facebook or sharpen their strategies on social media will hav...

Unit 4 sets graduation dates

By Randy Harrison
| January 21, 2022

Oblong Unit 4 graduation dates have been set for the year.During a meeting Thursday, the Unit 4 scho...

Another 77 cases here

By Randy Harrison
| January 21, 2022

Another 77 new cases of coronavirus, including 11 related to outbreaks, were reported by the Crawfor...

Plant cover crops at home for healthier soils

January 20, 2022

Healthy soil is essential for healthy plants. Using cover crops in the home garden is one way to promote soil health.

Cotillion Ridge sold

By Randy Harrison
| January 20, 2022

Cotillion Ridge Therapy and Senior Care has a new owner.Heritage Operations Group, one of Illinois’ ...

USDA expands programs

January 20, 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service is announcing several new ...

Ag scholarships offered

January 20, 2022

The Growmark Foundation is once again offering a $1,500 scholarship program for students pursing two...

CMH finances, renovation going well

By Randy Harrison
| January 20, 2022

Crawford Memorial Hospital ended 2021 on a financial high note and has continued to do well since th...

Sixty-six new cases here

By Randy Harrison
| January 20, 2022

The number of new cases of the coronavirus in Crawford County was down considerably Wednesday, but s...

IECC trustee to retire

By Randy Harrison
| January 19, 2022

Change was the order of the day at an Illinois Eastern Community Colleges trustees meeting Tuesday.T...

Resource Officer Floyd Brinkman demonstrates a school security device for the Unit 3 board Tuesday.  Contributed photo

Unit 3 hires coaches

By Randy Harrison
| January 19, 2022

Palestine Unit 3 hired two new coaches and is in the market for two more after Tuesday’s board meeti...

Unit 2 considers pre-k needs

By Randy Harrison
| January 19, 2022

Robinson Unit 2 officials want to do everything they can to ensure the district’s pre-kindergarten t...

183 new cases here

By Randy Harrison
| January 19, 2022

Outbreaks continue to drive the number of coronavirus cases in Crawford County upward. The Crawford ...

More than 200 new cases here

By Randy Harrison
| January 18, 2022

National health officials say there is evidence the parts of the U.S. to see the first cases of the ...

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Robinson High School's girls' basketball team finished third at the Little Illini Conference Tournament with a 44-43 win over Olney Thursday. The Lady Maroons went 2-1 in the tournament with wins over Mt. Carmel (50-30) and Olney (44-43), while losing to eventual champion Paris (65-16). Contributed photo

Lady Maroons edge Olney, 44-43, for third place at LIC tourney

By JOSH BROWN
| January 21, 2022

Bouncing back from a rough outing Tuesday night was the goal for Robinson High School’s girls’ basketball team Thursday night and they did that, although it took them a bit longer than they had hoped. The Lady Maroons were able to erase the memory of Tuesday night’s loss to top-seeded Paris in the semifinals of the Little Illini Conference Tournament by rebounding for a 44-43 win over Olney in the third-place game at Paris High School.

Lincoln Trail's Greg Jenkins slams home two of his team-leading 18 points during Monday night's game against Rend Lake College. The Statesmen rallied in the second half to pull out a 62-61 win. Jenkins also posted 19 points – including a 6-6 effort from the free throw line in the final minutes – in LTC's 74-73 win over Lake Land Wednesday night. Josh Brown | Daily News

Statesmen score pair of one-point wins

By JOSH BROWN
| January 21, 2022

Close contests continue to be the norm for Lincoln Trail College’s men’s basketball team since they have returned from the holiday break, but the difference this week was the Statesmen came out on the positive end of things. After dropping their first two games of 2022, the Statesmen pulled out a pair of victories in a three-day span, albeit by the narrowest of margins.

RHS wrestlers win dual at North Knox, 54-30

By JOSH BROWN
| January 21, 2022

Wrestling their first dual match in a month did not seem to phase Robinson High School’s wrestling team Wednesday night. The Maroons have returned to the mats following a lengthy layoff due to the holidays and some COVID-19 issues and were able to come up with a big win on the road, as they downed North Knox, Ind., 54-30.

Robinson's Taylor Blank (12) puts up a shot to score her only two points of the game in Tuesday night's semifinal of the Little Illini Conference Tournament in Paris. Blank did lead the Lady Maroons with nine rebounds, but they lost the game to top-seeded Paris, 65-16. Josh Brown | Daily News

Lady Maroons fall in LIC tourney semis, will play for third place

By JOSH BROWN
| January 21, 2022

Once the wheels started to fall off for Robinson High School’s girls’ basketball team Tuesday night, it didn’t take long for them to become completely dislodged from the car. The Lady Maroons faced their toughest task to date and hung with highly-rated Paris for the first few minutes, but things went south quickly and they were unable to recover, resulting in a 65-16 loss in the semifinals of the Little Illini Conference Tournament.

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