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Christmas Crafters
Christmas Crafters
Children making Christmas crafts during Hutsonville's Christmas on the Wabash event get some assistance. The annual event was Saturday. (Randy Harrison photo)

County board to work on filling District 1 seat
The Crawford County Board began fiscal 2017 today by seating new members voted into office during the recent election. Two newcomers, however, were not among those taking their seats.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Stewart Schutte, Trust Officer at First National Bank Trust Services in Robinson, announced that the Silas and Ruth Claypool Foundation has awarded grants totaling $35,000 to eligible organizations.


Local News

So far, so good for local retailers
The holidays are once again proving to be the happiest season of all for local retailers.

A sampling of Crawford County businesses surveyed by the Daily News are reporting strong sales since the unofficial start of the shopping season Friday, with items such as clothing, electronics and tools in demand.
• Charges formally filed in area child's death
• Applications due soon for Toys for Tots
• Fiscal mess threatens Conservation Police jobs
• Cops, firefighters again making season brighter

Insight & Opinion
Letters to the Editor | Guest Columns | Signs of Life

Maybe change will keep 'lifeboat' afloat
John Stuart Mill, a famous economist and philosopher, observed after a change of administration in Parliament, "The spirit of improvement is not always a spirit of liberty, for it may aim at forcing improvements on unwilling people." He was right of course, but it might be more useful to just consider not everyone is happy.
• Bicentennial event timely, informative
• Billingsly was 'driving force' for event
• Hutsonville Tigers 'roared' to honor veterans
• Escape is best plan to cope with winter

Sports
Scoresheets | High School Sports | College Sports

HP's Wilber to play softball at Kaskaskia
A dream come true is how Palestine High School senior Shaelyn Wilber described her earning a chance to play college softball.

The Hutsonville-Palestine standout recently signed a letter-of-intent to continue her softball career after high school at Kaskaskia College in Centralia.

"Ever since I started playing travel softball, I knew I wanted to play college softball," Wilber said. "Kaskaskia has a nice college, they have my major, the coach was nice and it's not too far from home."

• Statesmen fall short at Lake Land, 86-84
• Struggles on offense send Lady Statesmen to 57-35 loss at Lake Land
• Panthers roll past Clay City, 69-25, for fourth straight win
• Robinson wrestlers drop season opening dual to Effingham, 48-31

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