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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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Crawford County residents will again do their part to "Knock Cancer Off the Board" Saturday. The annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Crawford County is 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Robinson City Park. Money raised through the event goes to help fight cancer and improve the quality of life of local cancer patients and caregivers.


Unit 3 board rejects petition on consolidation
"I don't feel it is in our best interest," said Palestine Unit 3 Board of Education President Corie Biggs. And following that, the board voted 5-2 not to approve a resolution to consolidate with Hutsonville.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Roof Collapse
Roof Collapse
The roof of the old Taylored Lady and Mark Weber law office collapsed sometime over the weekend and was noticed Monday by postal employees. Mayor Roger Pethtel is working with the building owners to work out a plan for the building. Robinson Fire Department personnel evaluated the safety hazard and taped off the area around the building. (Tom Compton photo)

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Imaging/radiology next up in CMH renovations
Thanks to a lower price tag, Crawford Memorial Hospital will move ahead with plans to renovate its imaging/radiology department.

The CMH board Wednesday voted to move ahead on the project and also discussed looking into the feasibility of also saving money on three sets of outstanding bonds.
• Unit 2 has new four-year contract with teachers
• Oblong OKs new teacher contract, fills faculty, extracurricular positions
• Coaches, others concerned over tennis surface
• Hutsonville OKs raises, looks at increasing patrols

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Seven from RHS on All-Little Illini teams
Just over a handful of Robinson High School athletes were recognized for their performance on the diamond this spring by being named to one of the All-Little Illini Conference teams recently.

Four softball players and three baseball players received honors, with four of those players being First Team selections.

• 15 from county make All-LOVC SE teams
• Pal-Hut's Kiger wins high jump state title
• Robinson's Wright 11th at state in 800
• Kiger lone Pioneer to advance to finals

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Both political sides are 'radicalizing' Americans
Editor:

I believe many Americans are being radicalized. I'm not talking about Islamic radicals spreading propaganda to influence Muslims to violence, but the press and politicians radicalizing Americans to political hate.
• Get informed, oppose the haters
• Today's leaders should have had Mr. Muir
• 'Non-professional' troubling, refreshing
• Our parks are great - take care of them

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