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A goalie gives his all to stop another player from scoring during a floor hockey match at LES Thursday. Randy Harrison | Daily News

Floor hockey makes comeback at LES

By Randy Harrison
| February 3, 2023

After-school floor hockey is back at Lincoln Elementary School.Students in third, fourth and fifth g...

Oblong hires officer, raises water rate

By Angela Ridgway
| February 3, 2023

Oblong Village board the hiring of a new police officer and a water rate increase at their meeting last week.

Palestine passes chicken ordinance

By Angela Ridgway
| February 3, 2023

The Palestine Village Board voted to allow residents to have chickens in village limits.

January not very wintry in Illinois

By Randy Harrison
| February 2, 2023

Crawford County and Illinois experienced cold temperatures and snowfall during January, but the over...

Another 14 COVID cases here

By Randy Harrison
| February 2, 2023

An unspecified outbreak was responsible for more than half of the latest local coronavirus cases.  F...

West Union Library news — Feb. 2, 2023

February 2, 2023

The following fiction books have been added to the West Union District Library shelves: Going Rogue ...

Niemerg, Wilhour win TRO in White County challenging weapons ban

February 2, 2023

White County Judge T. Scott Webb has granted a Temporary Restraining Order in a lawsuit State Representatives Adam Niemerg (R-Dietrich) and Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) filed to challenge the constitutionality of the state’s newest weapons ban and firearm registration law. 

Oblong police warn of scammers

| February 2, 2023

Scammers are on the prowl again in Oblong.


Niemerg appointed to legislative audit commission

February 2, 2023

State Representative Adam Niemerg, R-Dietrich, has been appointed to the Illinois Legislative Audit Commission. 

A barn in Christian County gives off positive vibes. Speakers during University of Illinois Extension’s Attracting Rural Residents interactive webinar series stressed rural communities are changing but not dying. Catrina Rawson | Illinois Farm Bureau

‘Rural is changing, not dying’: Sociologist urges changes in narrative

| February 2, 2023

Ben Winchester is hoping to flip the script on the negative narrative surrounding rural communities.

Courthouse news — Feb. 1, 2023

February 1, 2023

DissolutionsLaura A. Meadows, 28, Lawrenceville, and Austin E. Meadows, 31, Robinson, on wife’s peti...

Terry Lee Ridley on his Facebook page. Contributed photo

'Killer' tribute concert here Feb. 9

By Randy Harrison
| February 1, 2023

There’s going to be a “whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on” when the Lincoln Trail College Foundation bring...

Senior Center menus — Feb. 6-10

February 1, 2023

Monday,   Feb. 6Bean and bacon soup, Corn bread, Oven fried potatoes, Fresh fruitTuesday,   Feb. 7Fr...

Oblong blood drive Tuesday

By Randy Harrison
| February 1, 2023

Crawford County residents have two upcoming chances to donate blood. American Red Cross blood drives...

State wheat crop looks good

By Randy Harrison
| January 31, 2023

Illinois’ winter wheat crop is in mostly good shape.According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture,...

Unemployment down here in December

By Randy Harrison
| January 30, 2023

Crawford County ended 2022 with another drop in its unemployment rate.According to the Illinois Depa...

Property transfers — Jan. 30, 2023

January 30, 2023

Village of Flat Rock to Laci Walton and Leslie Mason in Midgett’s Second Addition Jan. 23.Hardy J. H...

A speaker addresses  attendees at the 2022 conference.

Women's leadership conference returning

By Randy Harrison
| February 1, 2023

An organization seeking to inspire young women is preparing for its second conference in Crawford Co...

Newspaper ending Saturday print edition

| January 30, 2023

The Daily News in Robinson will no longer be printing a Saturday edition.

Pictured here are second- and third-grade players after their U10 match Jan. 21. From left are Makenzie Scott, Madilyn Keesling, Pippi Reed and Lydia Talamantes. Contributed photo

Futsal brings indoor soccer action to Robinson

By Randy Harrison
| January 30, 2023

There’s still time to catch matches of the latest sport to hit Robinson.The second winter season of ...


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OPH boys drop two at LOVC tourney

| February 5, 2023

Back-to-back games resulted in back-to-back losses for Oblong-Palestine-Hutsonville’s boys’ basketball team at the Little Okaw Valley Conference Tournament in Dugger, Ind., Saturday. OPH opened play in the four-team tournament with a 73-58 loss to Martinsville, then dropped a 67-50 decision to Union-Dugger in the third-place game.

Robinson High School's girls' basketball team clinched a share of the Little Illini Conference regular season championship following their 58-46 victory over Marshall Thursday night. The Lady Maroons finished 6-1 in league play, tying them with Paris for the top spot. Contributed photo

Lady Maroons beat Marshall, claim share of LIC title

| February 3, 2023

A chance to grab a share of the Little Illini Conference regular season championship was right in front of Robinson High School’s girls’ basketball team Thursday night and the Lady Maroons were able to grab it. The Lady Maroons scored a 58-46 win over Marshall in their final LIC game of the season, earning RHS a share of the league title with Paris, as both teams finished with 6-1 records.

Oblong-Palestine-Hutsonville's girls' basketball team won the Little Okaw Valley Conference regular season championship with a perfect 6-0 record, culminating with a 56-33 win over Martinsville Thursday. Contributed photo

OPH girls beat Martinsville, 56-33; clinch LOVC title

| February 3, 2023

Balanced scoring led Oblong-Palestine-Hutsonville’s girls’ basketball team to its second straight win Thursday, as they cruised to a 56-33 win at Martinsville in a Little Okaw Valley Conference contest. The win also completed an unbeaten run through the LOVC regular season slate for OPH, as they finished with a perfect 6-0 record to claim the conference championship.

Statesmen edged by Kaskaskia, 64-63

| February 3, 2023

Trouble scoring the basketball continues to plague Lincoln Trail College’s men’s basketball team and it led to another loss Wednesday. The Statesmen had another rough night shooting and came up just short at Kaskaskia College, 64-63, in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference and Region 24 contest in Centralia.


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Courthouse news — Jan. 29, 2023

Felonies Heather L. Kendall, 47, Flat Rock, four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for...

COVID cases up again

An unspecified outbreak drove local coronavirus cases back up last week. Thirty cases were reported ...

"South Pacific" sets sail for LTC stage

Lincoln Trail College’s theater department is planning a few enchanted evenings with its spring prod...

Cast for LTC production announced

The cast for the Lincoln Trail College production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific has been announced.

Daily News editor dies suddenly

Robinson Daily News/Lawrenceville Daily Record Editor, Crystal Wimberly, has died. She was 41.

Niemerg conducts office hours here Feb. 2

Crawford and Lawrence counties' new state representative will host satellite office hours in Robinso...

Vincennes Rendezvous committee announces plans for 2023 event

Rendezvous President Angi Herron conducted the first membership meeting of the year on Jan. 10 and set the dates for the annual Memorial Day weekend event as Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28 on the French Commons with the theme of, “Elihu Stout and the first newspaper of the Indiana Territory.”





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