Visit here may have helped launch cowboy crooner’s film career
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.
USDA food assistance program re-opensApril 16, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency has reopened signup for the Coronavirus Food ...
Area Amtrak station part of Justice Department settlement
Area residents who rode the rails from the Effingham Amtrak station may be eligible for compensation under a recent Justice Department settlement.
Jobless rate still up here
A higher percentage of Crawford County’s work force remains unemployed than before the start of the pandedmic, but numbers have improved since January.
Bailey files bill to eliminate FOID cards
An Illinois lawmaker recently filed a bill that would eliminate Firearm Owners Identification cards in Illinois.
Tuesday turnout disappointing
Overall, Tuesday’s consolidated election went smoothly, but Crawford County Clerk Fayrene Wright wishes more people had participated in the balloting.
Sales tax referendum fails
Crawford County voters overwhelmingly turned down a referendum Tuesday asking permission to enact a countywide sales tax.
State receives federal funds to expand vaccination effortsApril 7, 2021
The State of Illinois will receive an additional $124 million in funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to further expand its COVID-19 vaccination program, including more than $90 million for the state and $33 million for the city of Chicago.
Pethtel, Shimer separated by four votes in mayoral race
The biggest of the handful of contested races in Tuesday’s consolidated election could be subject to a recount.
Indians remain winless after 47-14 loss to Robinson
LAWRENCEVILLE –– Mistakes are going to happen throughout the course of a football game, but when you make them against good teams, bad things tend to happen. That was the case for Lawrenceville High School’s football team Thursday night and the end result was a 47-14 loss to Robinson in a Little Illini Conference contest.
Maroons roll past Lawrenceville, 47-14, to move to 3-0
Thursday night football is usually reserved for the NFL and college football, but the Little Illini Conference took a piece of that pie and it tasted just fine for Robinson High School’s football team.
April is Child Abuse Prevention MonthApril 2, 2021
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services joined Prevent Child Abuse Illinois, the Poshard Foundation for Abused Children, Jackson County States Attorney Joe Cervantez, Associate Judge of the First Judicial Circuit Court Christy Solverson and John A. Logan College President Dr. Kirk Overstreet at a virtual press conference this week to commemorate Child Abuse Prevention Month.
White unveils new organ and tissue donation campaignApril 2, 2021
Secretary of State Jesse White unveiled a new ad campaign this week featuring White Sox All-Star relief pitcher and longtime radio voice of the team, Ed “Farmio” Farmer, who died last year. The campaign marks the beginning of National Donate Life Month in April.
No changes in local polling places
Crawford County voters will find their polling places in their usual locations Tuesday.
Lady Statesmen roll to win over SWIC, 84-57
After an unexpected week off, Lincoln Trail College’s women’s basketball team picked up a much-needed win Saturday, as they rolled to an 84-57 win over Southwestern Illinois College in a Great Rivers Athletic Conference and Region 24 contest.
Statesmen sweep Frontier Saturday
What was supposed to be a four-game weekend series was shortened to two for Lincoln Trail College’s baseball team, but the Statesmen were still able to pick up a pair of victories.
Wild edible mushrooms are more than just your next mealMarch 30, 2021
Robert McCloskey wrote of the “edible fungus” in the wilderness that kept the early settlers from starvation in the fictional Homer Price. While this song is part of a fictional story, it does underscore the popularity of wild mushrooms. Commercially available, buttons, portobellos, shiitakes, and other varieties just aren’t enough for those who prefer foraging for wild mushrooms throughout Illinois.
County drug court celebrates graduation
Eli Miller graduated from the Crawford County Drug Court program Friday morning. As supporters of Miller filled the courtroom, Judge Chris Weber spoke about how proud he was of all of the drug court participants as well as Miller and recalled their first time meeting each other in 2018.
Lawrenceville woman reveals the tangled Webb of lies
Brittany Webb, Lawrenceville, the woman who claimed she was taken against her will and was rescued by a Tennessee man, was charged with filing a false report.
Indians travel to Casey in search of first win
LAWRENCEVILLE –– While it wasn’t good enough to get a win, Lawrenceville High School’s football team put out a solid effort in their opening game of the delayed and shortened 2021 spring season and that hopefully will carry over into week two, as the Indians will try again to get in the win column.
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Only one new case Tuesday
A woman in her 20s was the sole new coronavirus case reported by the Crawford County Health Departme...
Drug Take Back Day set for Saturday
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.
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Law enforcement report: April 14 - April 20April 20, 2021
The following is a list of arrests and vehicle accidents within Lawrence County for the dates of April 14 - April 20.
Second annual 5k/10k Valerie Stevens Memorial Scholarship run held in Lanterman ParkApril 20, 2021
The second annual 5k/10k Valerie Stevens Memorial Scholarship run, held in honor of Valerie Stevens, was held on April 17 at Lanterman Park in Bridgeport.