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Only one new case Tuesday

By Randy Harrison
| April 21, 2021

A woman in her 20s was the sole new coronavirus case reported by the Crawford County Health Departme...

FIsh pickup moved

April 20, 2021

The Crawford County Soil and Water Conservation District fish sale pickup location has been moved.Pi...

Gas prices up 1.6 cents

April 20, 2021

Illinois gas prices have risen 1.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.00 Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 4,378 stations in Illinois. Gas prices in Illinois are 3.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.27 higher than a year ago.

Southern Illinois seeks to reclaim tourism business

April 20, 2021

There is no question that one of the hardest hit industries during the pandemic has been tourism. Ac...

Drug Take Back Day set for Saturday 

By TOM OSBORNE
| April 20, 2021

If you have unused or unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medication that you’re ready to get rid of Saturday will be a good time to do it. Crawford Memorial Hospital will take part in National Drug Take Back Day this Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the East Entrance of the hospital.

Unit 2 hires life safety contractor

By Randy Harrison
| April 20, 2021

An Effingham firm will serve as general contractor on Robinson Unit 2’s remaining health and life sa...

State won’t take county inmates

By Randy Harrison
| April 19, 2021

The Illinois Department of Corrections apparently does not want new inmates from Crawford County. Or anywhere else, according to Crawford County State’s Attorney Cole Shaner and Sheriff William Rutan.

Planning some early season boating? Review safety requirements now

April 19, 2021

Boaters are heading out on the water on pleasant spring days, and Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police are reminding boat owners and operators to check their watercraft and their safety checklist to avoid encountering problems on Illinois lakes and rivers this boating season. 

April is stress awareness month

By Angela Downing
| April 19, 2021

Everyone experiences stress in their lives once in awhile, sometimes daily, and everyone handles stress differently. April is Stress Awareness Month to teach people how to handle everyday stress.

An early Republic Pictures publicity shot of Autry, courtesy of his official website.

Visit here may have helped launch cowboy crooner’s film career

By Randy Harrison
| April 20, 2021

A long-standing local legend may be more than just an old wives’ tale. Legend has it that singer/songwriter/actor Gene Autry signed his first film contract while in Robinson.

Only one new case Friday

By Randy Harrison
| April 17, 2021

A woman in her 40s was the sole new coronavirus case reported by the Crawford County Health Departme...

USDA food assistance program re-opens

April 16, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency has reopened signup for the Coronavirus Food ...

Election canvass Wednesday

By Randy Harrison
| April 16, 2021

The April 6 consolidated election will be finalized Wednesday. Maybe. Two mail-in ballots are still ...

State won't take county inmates

By Randy Harrison
| April 16, 2021

The Illinois Department of Corrections apparently does not want new inmates from Crawford County. Or...

County sheriff's fees increasing

By Randy Harrison
| April 16, 2021

Crawford County is continuing efforts to raise revenues and cutting costs to avoid another budget cr...

Remember to call 8-1-1 (JULIE) before digging

April 15, 2021

April is National Safe Digging Month. The Illinois Commerce Commission is reminding homeowners and excavators to call 811 before beginning any outdoor project that requires digging.

The pool at Pelican Cove in the Robinson City Park as been a summer time refuge for generations of Crawford County kids but problems with the initial construction have started to become an extra expense. Daily News photo

Robinson moving ahead with parks, improvement projects

By Tom Osborne
| April 15, 2021

Work continues to make improvements at Robinson City Park. The Robinson City Council approved a repair project on the pool at Pelican Cove at the city park. Robinson Parks Superintendent Mike Shimer said the floor of the pool has been an ongoing problem.

Hutsonville Mayor, Tina Callaway, presented Monte Newlin a plaque during Tuesday's Village Board meeting. Newlin has been a board member for the past 17 years. Contributed photo

Hutsonville gearing up for spring projects

By Angela Downing
| April 15, 2021

The Hutsonville Village Board is getting ready for a number of improvement projects.

11 more cases here

By Randy Harrison
| April 15, 2021

Coronavirus cases are up again in Crawford County. Eleven new cases have been reported here since Monday.

Soft-sided grow bags are great options for growing vegetables if gardeners don’t have space to grow in the ground. Ken Johnson | U of I Extension

Small-space containers big with new gardeners

April 14, 2021

When victory gardens returned last spring, long gone were acre plots with rows and rows of vegetables. Instead, a new generation of gardeners who were interested in home cooking and food access grew herbs and small-scale varieties in backyard strips, patios, or balconies.