Grace Amburgey was crowned as 2017 Miss Crawford County Fair Saturday night by 2016 Queen Carley Travis, with the assistance of Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Claudia VanOpdrop. Julie Gower was named first runner-up, and Mykala Wolf second runner up and Miss Congeniality.
Two early-morning fires Sunday had Robinson firefighters dodging storms and scrambling for water. Robinson Fire Department was first called out at 4:40 a.m. for a house fire at 1208 N. Lincoln. The fire at the residence of Jeffrey Carter appeared to have started in the rear of the one-level ranch-style house.
Five local residents will be vying for the crown of Miss Crawford County Fair Saturday night.
The Hutsonville-Palestine Committee of Ten will continue to pursue school consolidation through a citizens' petition.
The committee voted 9-1 Monday night in favor of collecting enough signatures from local voters to place the question of consolidation on the ballot for the voters to decide.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
July 24, 2017 15:48
As it always has been, the rules of the Crawford County Fair pig scramble require all participants drag a pig by the legs to a marked circle in the arena, but this young lady was also aware that style points don't count. She was one of few participants to drag a pig by one leg instead of two and drag it to the circle to claim the cash prize. Children of all ages and even some teenagers, including last year's Crawford County Fair Queen Carley Travis, took part in the night's festivities, which also included a rabbit scramble. Stay tuned to the Daily News for more fair coverage. (Blake Nash photo)
I have a checkbook. It is not evil, nor is the money it calls out of the bank for me when I ask it to. My bank has some rules about its use that I sometimes find inconvenient, but I am not a child and understand them well enough to know why they are necessary. I can't write a check for more money than I have in the bank.