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LTC breaks ground on theater project Tuesday

Groundbreaking for Lincoln Trail College’s long-awaited Theater Renaissance Project is planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1.The ceremony will take place in the east entrance canopy of …

Robinson police looking for suspect

A burglary of two vehicles at a local business, took place on Nov. 22 at 7:33 p.m. Items stolen were a battery and a reciprocating Sawzall.

Pinnells hanging Christmas lights for charity

When you are a sports family and there are no sports to be coached or played, what do you do with all your spare time? You volunteer to hang Christmas lights for people for charity, of course.

LTC hopes to help with theater renovations

As Lincoln Trail College’s Theater Renaissance project gets underway, a new committee is working to enhance the project.Perfect Pitch is working to add state-of-the-art sound isolation practice …

Another death, 35 new cases here

Another local resident has died from COVID-19.

Last tax distribution of the year Wednesday

The final distribution of tax revenues collected this year is Wednesday.Representatives of taxing bodies can pick up their share of the $5 million distribution at the county treasurer’s office …

Decorative collections keep holiday spirit alive

The holidays are here and many Crawford County residents are already getting in the spirit by putting up Christmas decorations.In some cases, that can be quite a task. Some local residents have …

Community pulls together in a big way to help Ridgeview

In the last few days, one local community has experienced an outpouring of people helping a nursing home in a time of need. Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong was hit by an outbreak of COVID-19 recently which impacted the day-to-day activities of the residents.
Schools
HJH announces honor roll students

Hutsonville Junior High School announced students who received honor roll for the first quarter. The following students received high honors: Gracelyn Arvin, Dylan Batten, Alexandra Gray, Eli …

LTC adds customer service course

School Menus 11-23-20

IECC OKs tentative tax levy

Lake Land scholarships available

Local news

County board re-organizes

Newly-elected Crawford County officials will be sworn in Tuesday.The Crawford County Board’s re-organizational meeting is 10 a.m. on the second floor of the county annex building.During the …

Tips and tricks for winterizing your home

With cooler weather setting into Crawford County, many residents are realizing they have been putting off preparing their house for winter months. Doing a few easy things to prepare may help save …

State wheat is growing

Winter wheat planting in Illinois is finished and most of the crop has emerged. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 92 percent of the crop has emerged and is growing, compared to the …

Shop With a Cop accepting applications until Dec. 7

Shop With a Cop applications are now being accepted for this year’s event. The event allows children who are in need and may not have a …
Sports

Statesmen roll over Wabash Valley in scrimmage, 76-53

Things continue to look good for Lincoln Trail College’s men’s basketball team, as they picked up another win in a preseason scrimmage. This time, the Statesmen were able to handle a Region 24 …

Leonard re-signs with Heat

The first venture into free agency did not last long for Meyers Leonard. After eight years in the NBA, the Robinson High School product was entering free agency for the first time in his career, …

LTC pitcher Gagliardo signs with Illinois State

Moving players onto the Division I level continues to be a successful venture for Lincoln Trail College’s baseball program. The latest member of the Statesmen family to reach that level is …
Life

Past Pages 11-25-20

75 years ago — 1945 Derritt Chapman, Crawford County’s only suriviving Civil War veteran, will celebrate his 100th birthday at …

Report: Community spread causes nursing home COVID outbreaks

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living has released a report showing nursing homes in the U.S. …

Past Pages 11-21-20

75 years ago — 1945 H.K. Pifer of Paris was in Robinson yesterday and completed the deal with the Robinson Chamber of Commerce to …
Faith

church news 11-21-20

Crawford County Catholics There are two parishes; St. Elizabeth in Robinson and Our Lady of Lourdes in Oblong. Both parishes are …

Church news 11-14-20

Hutsonville First Christian Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. with church services and children’s church to follow at …

How do I communicate with angels?

Q: Dear Pastor, I need to talk to my guardian angel. Can you help me with this? We all have guardian angels. According to numerous …
Opinion

No ‘common,’ ‘normal’ in indictment

But the first person listed is not one of the defendants. “Public Official A was the Speaker of the House of Representatives,” the …

Thanksgiving still worth celebrating despite COVID-19

I live in Illinois. Check that. I reside in Illinois. I wouldn’t say that any of us is living here. Just surviving. Hanging in …

I hear the train a-comin’

We probably would have a video of this because it was the only thing a witness could think of to do. There were alternatives available …
Agriculture
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced the 2021 signup periods for general Conservation Reserve Program and CRP Grasslands offers.General signup for CRP will be open from Jan. 4 to Feb. 12; …
Winter wheat planting in Illinois is finished and most of the crop has emerged.According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 92 percent of the crop has emerged and is growing, compared to the …
U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 is Dec. 11.This program provides direct relief …
Crawford County remains dry after almost two weeks without measurable precipitation.
Crawford County saw more rainfall in the last six days of October than during all the rest of the month. Despite this, the county continued to suffer drought conditions as the month ended.
Crime

Police 11-25-20

Nov. 19 Daniel Nash, 45, West York, was driving in a 2016 Lincoln, when he collided with a deer on 700E near 2000N. The vehicle sustained more than $1,500 in damage. Nov. 20 Luke Purcell, …

Police Reports 11-18-20

Crawford County Sheriff’s OfficeNov. 12A backhoe, and tools, owned by Pioneer Oil Company, were reported stolen from the 7000 block of 1600E. The value of the missing items is more than …
Court News
Jill Marie Jansen, 39, Robinson, and Chris Anthony Jansen, 34, Robinson, on wife’s petition of irreconcilable differences Nov. 11. The couple married June 2, 2012. Christi Kincheloe, 44, …
Property transfers Andy and Amanda Yoder to Carl M. Wernz in SEC 14-8-14 Nov. 6. Janice L. Kelly and Jere Robert Wood to Ryan Armstrong in Dennis Watts First Addition Oct. 30. Ryan Armstrong …
Terry J. Miller to Cynthia Meredith Fool in H.E. Otey Seventh Addition Oct. 27. Terry P. Redden and Jennifer J. Burns to Gage R. Postlewait in Dickson Addition Oct. 27. Emma L. Stuba to …