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Attorney general offers support line

June 24, 2021

Attorney General Kwame Raoul has announced a new statewide automated victim notification system whic...

Another week without COVID here

By Randy Harrison
| June 24, 2021

More than two weeks have passed since any Crawford County resident tested positive for the coronavir...

Police, others share Heath grants

By Randy Harrison
| June 24, 2021

Eight area organizations will split almost $99,000 in grants from the Mary Heath Foundation.The big ...

Dumpster fire

June 23, 2021

Robinson firefighters made quick work of an accidental dumpster fire at the Hershey plant about 1 p....

USDA seeks acreage information

June 22, 2021

Agricultural producers in Illinois who have not yet completed their crop acreage reports after plant...

Unit 2 approves contract with teachers

By Randy Harrison
| June 22, 2021

Robinson Unit 2 schools are ready to start another school year with a new contract with its teachers...

Wheat harvest lags behind

By Randy Harrison
| June 21, 2021

Winter wheat harvest is underway across the state, but is running behind schedule.Twelve percent of ...

Fourth of July Celebration planned

June 21, 2021

There won’t be a carnival, but Robinson will still celebrate the Fourth of July with food, music and...

Otey instrumental in Robinson's growth

By Randy Harrison
| June 21, 2021

Harry E. Otey, whose South Cross home is being restored, may not be well remembered 85 years after h...

It may no longer have its original lamp post, but the main staircase at the Otey House is still impressive more than 112 years after construction. Contributed photo

Owner brings new life to Otey House

By Randy Harrison
| June 21, 2021

Robinson residents recently witnessed a sight unseen in decades. An old house on South Cross was abl...

Marathon drill Thursday

June 21, 2021

Marathon Petroleum will be conduct its annual emergency evacuation drill this week.The drill is sche...

Quake shakes area

By Randy Harrison
| June 21, 2021

A minor earthquake shook the area Thursday.And while Crawford County residents likely didn’t feel a ...

County soil still hot, dry

By Randy Harrison
| June 21, 2021

Crawford and Jasper counties remain among the downstate areas suffering abnormally dry conditions.So...

Paddlers reminded to be safe on the water this summer

June 21, 2021

Safety on the water should be a priority for all boaters this summer – from motor boat operators and passengers to those boaters who prefer non-motorized watercraft. Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police and Safety Education experts remind paddlers to stay alert to their surroundings, weather and water conditions, and other factors that can put them at risk on Illinois lakes, rivers, and streams.

West Union celebrates Saturday

By Randy Harrison
| June 20, 2021

West Union will celebrate America’s birthday a little early this year.The annual West Union Independ...

Sportsmen’s club to host fishing rodeo

June 17, 2021

The Eastern Illinois Sportsmen’s Club will be hosting their 23rd Annual Kids’ Fishing Rodeo on Saturday, June 26 from 9 a.m.. to 11 a.m. at the Sportsmen’s Club Lake in Porterville.

Matthew Funk was attempting to turn onto Route 33 when he collided with a van that was traveling north bound. Tom Osborne | Daily News

Two injured in accident Tuesday

By TOM OSBORNE
| June 17, 2021

A two vehicle accident just after 11 a.m. Tuesday sent both drivers to area hospitals.

No COVID cases here in a week

By Randy Harrison
| June 17, 2021

It has been a full week since any Crawford County resident tested positive for the coronavirus. The ...

IECC expects deficit budgets

By Randy Harrison
| June 17, 2021

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges will spend more than they take in during the next fiscal year an...

CMH calls for clinic renovation bids

By Randy Harrison
| June 17, 2021

The Crawford Memorial Hospital Board has officially called for bids the proposed renovation and enla...