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Area restaurant owners can sign up for a program designed to provide assistance to restaurants, bars, food trucks and other similar places that serve food or drink. Contributed photo

Restaurant aid available

May 3, 2021

Area restaurant owners can sign up for a program designed to provide assistance to restaurants, bars...

A spring snow shower was the weather highlight of April, according to statistics from the National Weather Service. The late snowfall hit the county April 20.About 2.3 inches of snow was reported here. The low that day was 29 but the high was 50, so the white stuff did not hang around long. Contributed photo

Snow surprised county in April

By Randy Harrison
| May 4, 2021

April showers bring May flowers, but what do April snows bring?A spring snow shower was the weather ...

Corn planted reached 54 percent, compared to the five-year average of 49 percent, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported. Contributed photo

Planting season continues

By Randy Harrison
| May 4, 2021

Farmers in Crawford County and other parts of Illinois continue corn and soybean planting.Corn plant...

Two new cases here

By Randy Harrison
| May 4, 2021

Two more Crawford County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Crawfo...

Slane

Three people sentenced to prison in circuit court

May 3, 2021

Crawford County State’s Attorney, Cole Shaner, announced the sentencing of Ronald L. Slane Jr., Eliza J. Harbaugh and Karlee Willson.

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reminding people to take precautions against tick bites to prevent contracting diseases they may carry, like Lyme disease. Contributed photo

It’s tick time again: Take precautions to avoid Lyme and other diseases

By TOM OSBORNE
| May 2, 2021

Lyme Disease Awareness Month is underway in Illinois, and state health offifials are reminding people to take precautions against tick bites to prevent contracting diseases they may carry, like Lyme disease.

Two new cases here

By Randy Harrison
| May 1, 2021

Two more Crawford County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Crawfo...

Federal REAL ID Deadline Extended to May 3, 2023

April 30, 2021

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is reminding the public that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has extended the federal REAL ID deadline to May 3, 2023. With the extended federal deadline of REAL ID, current Illinois driver’s licenses and ID cards will continue to be accepted at airports.

Palestine High School announces their prom court. Prom king candidiates include: Gavin Besing (from left), Brandon Miller and Daylon Nantz. Prom queen candidates include: Jerika Coffman, Faith Baron and Megan Burton. Palestine prom will take place on May 1 and is themed "A Black Tie Affair." Coronation will take place at 6:30 p.m., prior to the start of prom. Contributed photo

PHS prom

April 30, 2021

Four new cases here

By Randy Harrison
| April 30, 2021

Four more Crawford County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Crawf...

County hay production revealed

By Randy Harrison
| May 2, 2021

Crawford County farmers produced 1,000 tons of alfalfa hay and 2,340 tons of other kinds of hay in 2...

Birds as it looked in May 1996 after flash floods forced the residents of the village to abandon their homes after a flash flood it the area. Lonnie Devin photos

May is 25th anniversary of Birds flood

By ANGELA DOWNING
| May 3, 2021

Wednesday, May 8, 1996 is a day several residents from Lawrence and Crawford counties will not forget. Residents in Birds had little warning that the town was about to flood.

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