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.
More than two-thirds of Crawford County's voters participated in Tuesday's general election. Turnout totaled 67.9 percent, Crawford County Clerk Fayrene Wright said. Of the county's 12,983 registered voters, 8,816 cast ballots.
The state tourism office has recognized a local business as part of the "Illinois Made" Program. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity's Office of Tourism to honor official Illinois makers as part of its Illinois Made initiative.
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.
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.
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."