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15 new cases here

Another 15 cases of the coronavirus have been reported in Crawford County. The Crawford County Health Department reported the cases late Sunday. Five cases were related to an unspecified …

Unit 2 suspends community use of school facilities

Community use of all Robinson Unit 2 school facilities for after-hours, non-school activities is suspended until further notice. The Unit 2 board voted Monday to shut down use of both indoor and …

Another COVID death here

Another Crawford County resident is dead because of COVID-19. The Crawford County Health Department reported the coronavirus-related death late Saturday. It also reported that 21 more county …

Three county board races on ballot

A Republican incumbent faces a challenge in his efforts to remain on the Crawford County Board.Meanwhile, a newcomer selected by his party to run for a vacancy on the board faces a write-in …

Tax increase possible whether referendum passes or not

The progressive tax referendum may resolve some of Illinois pension obligations if passed, but it fails to address the root problem and leaves the door open for future tax hikes, according to an …

Two vie for coroner's office here

In one of the few local races on the Nov. 3 ballot, incumbent Crawford County Coroner Earl Deckard, a Republican, will vie against Democrat challenger Dr. Vickie Becker in his bid for another …
Local news

Animal hospital hosting vaccine clinic

The low cost clinic will include canine and feline rabies, canine and feline distemper and bordatella vaccine for $10. Also, fecal — intestinal screening and heartworm and tick screening for …

Courthouse News 10.21.20

Curtis E. Herrington, 26, Flat Rock, $325 plus 12 months conditional discharge for domestic battery causing bodily harm April 6. A charge of cruelty to animals was dismissed. Rusty V. Scott, 42, …

Haunted history can be found nearby this Halloween

Looking for an adventure full of myths, tales, scary noises and strange happenings, just in time for Halloween? All around Crawford County, are several interesting places full of a rich history, …

Chili on menu at soup kitchen

Chili soup will be available for home delivery or curbside pick up from the Ark of the Covenant Soup Kitchen Tuesday, Oct. 27. Crackers, peanut butter sandwich or cornbread, celery sticks and …

Gas prices continue downward trend

“Gas prices have continued to remain subdued in large part due to the stalemate in Washington that’s holding back another round of stimulus for Americans, which could boost the economy and oil …

Past Pages 10.21.20

75 years ago — 1945 Nolan’s restaurant at Oblong was entered and robbed of approximately $50 in cash some time last Monday night. About half the money taken was in silver and had been left by …
Schools
West Union Library adds young readers books

The West Union District Library has added many new Board books for its youngest patrons.The library has also added the following books for the younger children up to third grade: Pinkalicious and the …

Report: Community college enrollment down

VU promotes cyber security

LTC honor society welcomes new members

Schools Menus 10-19-20

Sports

RHS girls tennis 6th at Sectional; List-Staller 4th in doubles

Had there been a state tournament this year, Robinson High School’s girls’ tennis team would have had a participant in it for the first time in nearly a decade. The Lady Maroons won half of …

Dynamite 10U wins handful of games recently

Following a rough start to their fall season, things have been picking up for the Robinson Dynamite 10-under travel softball team. Dynamite won four of six games recently, which included sweeping …

Robinson 12U goes 1-2

One win sandwiched in between a pair of losses is how Robinson’s 12-under travel baseball team finished up its fall season over the weekend. Robinson split pool play games at the Monster Mash …
Announcements
Chili on menu at soup kitchen

Chili soup will be available for home delivery or curbside pick up from the Ark of the Covenant Soup Kitchen Tuesday, Oct. 27.Crackers, peanut butter sandwich or cornbread, celery sticks and assorted …

Beautification committee receives 100 Women donation

Senior Menus 10-19-20

Most polling places in familiar spots Nov. 3

Blood drives planned for county

Life
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior and coercive control by one person to gain and maintain power over another and it’s often mental was well as physical.

October is domestic violence awareness month

Domestic violence is prevalent in every community, including our own. One in three women and one in four men in the United States have …

VFW scholarships available

Need money for college? The Veterans of Foreign War gives out more than $2 million in college scholarships every year to high school …

Concealed carry course offered at WVC

Persons interested in obtaining an Illinois Concealed Carry License can enroll in the next Concealed Carry course being offered by …

Children's flu shot clinics added

The Crawford County Health Department has added a series of flu immunizations clinics for children only to its schedule.The clinics …
Crime

Police 10.21.20

Oct. 18 Xavier Baca, 23, Robinson, was arrested on a Lawrence County warrant for failure to appear and driving under the …

Two sentenced for meth possession

Two Robinson residents have been sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections after being convicted on methamphetamine-related …
Courthouse News

Courthouse News 10-07-20

Monte Clay Gillaspie, 82, Oblong, and Claudia Lynn Gillaspie, 50, Bicknell, Ind., on husband’s petition of irreconcilable …

Courthouse News 9-30-20

Paige Marie Stamper, 27, Robinson, and Jerry Stamper, 28, Washington, Ind., on wife’s petition of irreconcilable differences Sept. …
Agriculture
Farmers here and across the state are about half-way finished harvesting corn and soybeans and planting winter wheat.Corn harvested for grain was 45 percent complete, compared to the five-year …
Winter wheat planting continues ahead of schedule.According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, wheat planting in Illinois was at 29 percent this week, compared to the average of 16 percent.Nine …
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will survey producers in 38 states, including Illinois, as part of its 2020 Row Crops County Agricultural …
Illinois farmers have started sewing winter wheat as corn harvest gets closer to the end.Eight percent of the state’s winter wheat has been planted, according to the U.S. Department of …
An additional $14 billion has been earmarked for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.