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Little November rain this year

By Randy Harrison
| December 2, 2021

Crawford County was a litle cooler and a lot drier in November than a year earlier.According to the ...

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Four locals get prison sentences

December 2, 2021

Crawford County State’s Attorney, Cole P. Shaner, announced that four people have been sentenced recently to the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Another 57 cases in county in past week

By Randy Harrison
| December 2, 2021

The Crawford County Health Department reported 57 new cases of the coronvirus in the past week. The ...

An A10 wows the crowd at the Crawford County Airport's Wings by the Wabash airshow earlier this year. Tom Osborne | Daily News

County airport gets $4.9 million for taxiway

By Randy Harrison
| December 2, 2021

Crawford County Airport has been awarded $4.9 million in federal money for a for new taxiway. The pr...

Robinson updates recycling collection dates

December 1, 2021

If you have signed up for recycling services in Robinson you will now have a new collection date.

IEMA highlights holiday safety in December

December 1, 2021

With the holiday season in full swing, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency is offering tips to help people stay safe now and into the new year.  From decorating the tree to traveling to grandma’s house with a sleigh full of new toys, be sure to take simple steps to keep your family safe.

Good Samaritan to buy new MRI

November 30, 2021

The Good Samaritan Board of Governors Tuesday approved the purchase of a new MRI for Radiology Servi...

USDA offers conservation help

By Randy Harrison
| November 30, 2021

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is offering conservation assistance on agricultura...

Local students get IECC financial aid

November 30, 2021

Lincoln Trail and the other Illinois Eastern Community Colleges awarded nearly $180,000 to area high...

Local fire departments hosting holiday drives to support charities

By ANGELA DOWNING
| November 29, 2021

Fire fighters around Crawford County are trading sirens for sleigh bells as they collect donations for local charities.

Unemployment down here in October

By Randy Harrison
| November 29, 2021

Crawford County’s unemployment rate continued down from earlier this year during October. However, a...

Race car driver, Brian Shaw (right) and his son Brandon, who is his crew chief, enjoy Shaw's 2021 championship win in the recent American Modified Series. Contributed photo by Josh James Artwork

Life in the fast lane is a family tradition for local man

By Angela Downing
| November 26, 2021

Victory lane is a place Robinson native, Brian Shaw, has visited several times in his career, but this time it won him a championship. Shaw will add the American Modified Series, AMS, title to his more than 200 wins since his career started in 1991.

Members of the Habitat for Humanity and Robinson High School Building and Trades Class, along with school officials, were on hand Wednesday afternoon for a ribbon cutting at their 17 home they have completed.  The organization has already began breaking ground on another home. Angela Downing | Daily News

Crawford County Habitat hands over keys to new homeowners

By Angela Downing
| November 26, 2021

Habitat for Humanity of Crawford County, has been changing lives by building homes for residents for the past 24 years. “We want to promote home ownership because we believe it is good for the community,” Bailey Knight, co-president for Habitat for Humanity, said.

The Robinson Dollar General continues to do business and if the new owners of Westgate Shopping Center have their way, the former County Market will again be home to a grocery store. Randy Harrison | Daily News

New Westgate owners still seek grocery store

By Randy Harrison
| November 25, 2021

A pair of retired correctional officers are doing their part to get new businesses into some of Robi...

Final property tax distribution begins

November 25, 2021

The final distribution of property tax revenue checks to local taxing bodies begins Monday.Checks ca...

City council approves insurance, tentative tax levy

By TOM OSBORNE
| November 24, 2021

The Robinson City Council approved insurance quotes from Weber Insurance and also approved a tentative tax levy. The change will move the city’s coverage for property and liability and also workman’s compensation to coverage from the Illinois Municipal League.

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Watering trees, shrubs in the fall and winter is a balancing act

By Gemini Bhalsod
| November 16, 2021

After this year’s summer drought in Illinois, it is more important than ever to monitor soil moisture conditions and water trees and shrubs going into winter. Drought conditions in the late fall, along with dry air and low soil moisture, can lead to plant damage if no supplemental water is provided.

Vermicomposting or vermiculture, which is also known as worm farming, is the practice of keeping worms to produce worm castings or vermicompost. Contributed photo

Keep worms warm for winter vermicomposting

By Richard A. Little
| November 14, 2021

Vermicomposting or vermiculture, which is also known as worm farming, is the practice of keeping worms to produce worm castings or vermicompost. Vermicomposting is a natural process where worms digest organic matter and produce a waste product that is high in plant-available nutrients, beneficial microbes, and organic matter.

The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Sustainable Agriculture Systems program selected U of I as the lead institution to study agrivoltaics in a variety of land types and climate scenarios, including Illinois, Colorado, and Arizona. The goal of the project is to maintain crop production, produce renewable energy, and increase farm profitability. Contributed photo

Shared space: $10 million grant examines how crops, solar can occupy same space

November 14, 2021

Some view crops and solar panels as competitors for prime real estate. A 4-year, $10 million dollar grant awarded to University of Illinois’ Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment will design “agrivoltaic” systems that allow for both crops and solar panels to share land space.

Corn harvest nearly done

By Randy Harrison
| November 9, 2021

If weather conditions across the state cooperate, Illinois corn harvest could wrap up this week.Acco...

October warmer than normal

By Randy Harrison
| November 2, 2021

Call it a trick or a treat, but temperatures were considerably higher in October than last year.The ...

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