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Genealogy meeting Oct. 10

September 29, 2022

People researching their Scottish family histories can learn the importance of maps and gazetteers a...

History's helpers

September 26, 2022

Recently, the Palestine High School “Pay It Forward” Club worked at the Harper House in Palestine wi...

Past Pages — Oct. 5, 2022

September 28, 2022

75 years ago — 1947The State of Illinois has announced that a National Guard Company is to be organi...

Past Pages — Oct. 1, 2022

September 28, 2022

75 years ago — 1947The bookmobile of the Illinois State Library in region five begins its first roun...

IECC salutes the Constitution

September 14, 2022

Constitution Day is Saturday, but because school is out on the weekend, Illinois Eastern Community C...

Local museum grand re-opening Tuesday

September 9, 2022

The public will have the opportunity to see renovations and new displays at the Crawford County Hist...

Genealogy society meets Sept.12

August 29, 2022

“Treasure Awaits: The Genealogy Center’s Digital Collections,” a presentation by Curt Witcher, will ...

Past Pages — Sept. 28, 2022

September 20, 2022

75 years ago — 1947John Nuttall, 60, former County Superintendent of Schools of Crawford County for ...

Past Pages — Sept. 24, 2022

September 16, 2022

75 years ago — 1947Illinois municipalities must avail themselves of their legal rights and provide z...

Past Pages — Sept. 21, 2022

September 12, 2022

75 years ago — 1947Private burial services were held at the Robinson new cemetery at ten o’clock thi...

Legendary daredevil Evel Knievel was a hit with the younger set during his participation in the 1972 Robinson Golf Open as this Daily News photo shows. Unfortunately, his back is turned to the camera as he signs autographs. Another photo was more close up but featured the faces of his fans — and a blurry view of the back of Knievel's head. Perhaps the man gutsy enough to attempt jumping the Snake River Canyon strapped inside a rocket cycle was a bit camera shy during his time here.

Past Pages — Sept. 17, 2022

September 9, 2022

75 years ago — 1947Harry Spurgeon, superintendent of the cheese manufacturing department of L.S. Hea...

Past Pages — Sept. 14, 2022

September 9, 2022

75 years ago — 1947Death of Dr. L.P. Sloan of Oblong calls attention the medical situation in Crawfo...

Past Pages — Sept. 10, 2022

September 2, 2022

75 years ago — 1947During a storm last Sunday morning, a barn on the William Lamb farm, two miles so...

Past Pages — Sept. 7, 2022

September 2, 2022

75 years ago — 1947Dr. Floyd F. Cunningham, head of the department of Geography at the Florence (Ala...

A Daily News photograph from September 1972 shows Brian Mikes, instructor of culinary arts at Lincoln Trail College, welcoming Giuseppe Onorio Cucinella to Robinson. “Joe,” a native of Sicily, had recently moved here from Mt. Carmel and opened a new restaurant at 1000 S. Cross. He remains in business to this day, although Joe's Pizza is now on East Main. A second photo shows Cucinella molding pizza dough by throwing in the air. Daily News staffers gobbled down the finished product.

Past Pages — Sept. 3, 2022

August 26, 2022

75 years ago — 1947Ansel G. Schmalhausen, local postal service employee, provided the Robinson Rotar...

The crowds keep coming. Despite the rain, 1,370 people gobbled down pancakes at the breakfast in 2021. Daily News photo

Labor Day event turns 50

By Randy Harrison
| August 19, 2022

Every year, a hard-working team of volunteers spend their Labor Day weekend making the Palestine Lab...

Daily News wins two awards

August 15, 2022

The Daily News brought home two more awards from the recent Illinois Press Association convention.Bo...

The architect's drawing of Nuttall Middle School, as first shown in the March 10, 1971, Daily News.

Nuttall Middle School to celebrate 50 years

By Randy Harrison
| August 15, 2022

Robinson Unit 2 students return to the classroom Friday as another year gets underway.But at Nuttall...

James' contract with the Highland Park Racing Association.

Horse racing brought legendary former outlaw to Robinson

By Randy Harrison
| August 8, 2022

It’s a scene straight out of a hundred old movies: A train pulls into the station on a hot August da...

WVGS offers DNA advice

August 3, 2022

Okay, so you’ve had your DNA tested. What are you going to do with the results?The Wabash Valley Gen...


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