Local residents have long held strong opinions on when, where and how alcohol should be sold and served, but organizers believe this weekend's Crawford County Fest of Ale will open the tap for future events.
Crawford County Coroner Earl Deckard had the unpleasant task of notifying three Robinson families of the deaths of family members following two fatal accidents Monday.
Rivalry games tend to go one of two ways. They can either be high-scoring shootouts or a low-scoring, grind-it-out type of contest. Friday night's annual Shrine Game was the latter, with rivals Oblong and Palestine-Hutsonville going toe-to-toe for four quarters. But, when the dust settled, the Panthers came away with the victory again, as the picked up a...
Believe it or not, flu season is almost here. Fortunately, the Crawford County Health Department is ready to help fight the ailment.
CCDH will host its first influenza vaccination clinic of the year from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday at its offices, 202 N. Christopher, Robinson. This clinic will be for adults only.
Friday, September 22, 2017
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Lindsey Hevron prepares for her audition for the Lincoln Trail College Theater Department's production of Annie. Larry Quick, left, sets up the recording equipment while Robert Quick, Director Barb Shimer, Mary Arabatgis and Cary Shiller get organized for the auditions. Auditions continue tonight. (Tom Compton photo)
Five top-10 finishes were enough - barely - for Robinson High School's boys' cross country team to win a four-team meet at Newton Tuesday (Sept. 19).
The Maroons and Olney swept the top 10 spots in the race, but Robinson took the top three spots, allowing them to a pick up a 25-30 win. Effingham came in third with 81 points, while Newton did not have enough runners to post a team score.
"It turned into almost a dual between us and Olney," RHS head coach Tony Cork said. "For the first mile, they had several guys ahead of ours, but when they came out of the woods with 200 yards to go, Olney had one guy ahead of our top three and one right behind. When I got to the finish line, I found out we went 1-2-3 and Olney was 4-5. That couldn't have went any better."
I found myself at Southern Illinois University in 1966 and discovered I was a number, not a name.
My presence there was the result of choosing between basic training and deciding to continue my education despite my Robinson High School counselor advising me I was "not college material." He recommended I learn a trade. I had already been working the trades for several years by then, and the future it held did not seem especially attractive.