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Eagle Theater ready to reopen outdoors

If all goes according to plan, the Eagle Theater will reopen with outdoor showings of “The Breakfast Club” Wednesday and Thursday.

County residents head for the great outdoors

Warmer, sunnier weather and the desire to get out from under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic have people in Crawford County and elsewhere turning to outdoor activities.

State, county take next step toward reopening

Illinois and Crawford County enter Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Plan Friday.

Hartrich appointed as judge

Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier and the Illinois Supreme Court Wednesday announced Matthew Hartrich’s appointment as an at-Large circuit judge.

What you should know as Illinois readies to enter ‘Recovery’ phase

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois will advance to the “Recovery” phase of Gov. JB Pritzker’s plan to incrementally reopen the state’s economy on Friday after almost 70 days of residents living under a stay-at-home restriction.

Gas prices on the rise around Illinois

Illinois gas prices have risen 7.2 cents per gallon in the past week. The average cost of a gallon of gasoline in Illinois is $2.16 per gallon according to GasBuddy’s survey of 4,378 stations.

White Announces reopening plan with expanded hours for license branch

The Illinois Secretary of State’s Office will reopen all of its branch offices with expanded hours beginning next week.

How to stay safe on outings this summer

Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time for trips to the lakes and afternoons spent outside by the pool. Danger can come with all the fun in the sun activities, but people of …
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Unit 2 offers Nuttall scholarship

Applications are being accepted for the John Nuttall Memorial Education Scholarship.

Planning commission elects officers

The Greater Wabash Regional Planning Commission Board of Directors will keep the same officers for another year.

Corn planting for 2020 almost completed

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, most of the corn expected to be seeded in Crawford County and across the state has been planted. And most of it is already growing.

The buzz on keeping mosquitoes away

Summer is here, which means so are mosquitoes. The flying pests invade neighborhoods like an army, but they aren’t just a backyard nuisance with bites that itch. They also can carry dangerous diseases, including West Nile virus and Zika.

Sportsman's Day cancelled for 2020

The Oblong Children’s Christian Home has been forced to cancel their annual Sportsman’s Day fundraiser, originally scheduled for July 11.

USDA seeks land values

This month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will begin surveying famers in Illinois and across the U.S. to estimate the value of agricultural …

USDA offers new grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced the availability of $3 million for grants through its new Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production. The competitive grants will …

USDA wants to reduce food waste

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced the availability of $900,000 for local governments to host a Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction pilot project for fiscal year 2020. The …

Holcomb to address Rose-Hulman grads

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is planning to present the commencement address as part of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s special virtual graduation event May 30. He also will be awarded an …

Property transfers 05.27.20

Dennis Carder Trust, Denise Carder Trust and Denise Evon Carder, trustee, to Rodney A. Wilson and Deborah E. Wilson at Township 6, Range 14. Stephen E. Pifer and Karen J. Pifer to First Robinson …

Daily News implementing digital paywall Monday

As part of ongoing updates and online offerings to the Daily News website,, the paper will launch a new paywall June 1.

West Union library to offer curbside service

The West Union District Library will begin curbside service Monday, June 1.
LTC honors students, employees

Lincoln Trail College honored two members of the Class of 2020 along with three staff members with awards. Xavier Roberson was awarded the J. Rod Harmon Excellence in Service Award. The award is …

Palestine proceeding with graduation ceremonies

Oblong board approves budget and fees for next year

Unit 2 plans for post-virus future


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LTC soccer teams make roster additions

While the days of no sports continue to add up, Lincoln Trail College’s soccer teams continue to make preparations for their …
Former Lincoln Trail College basketball player Kendall Williams heads to the basket during a game in the 2017-18 season. Williams has sat out the last two seasons after a series of injuries, but will return to the court next season after committing to play at Cumberland University, a NAIA school in Lebanon, Tenn. Contributed photo

Former LTC player Williams signs with Cumberland

It has taken much longer than expected, but former Lincoln Trail College men’s basketball player Kendall Williams has received an …

Sports Briefs 05.27.20

Robinson Little League planning to start season in June Robinson Community Little League intends to begin their 2020 season in …

Robinson Little League planning to start season in June

Robinson Community Little League intends to begin their 2020 season in June.

Sports: A look back

With no new sports going on now or in the near future, here is a look back at what happened this week in local sports in years gone …

Local couple celebrates 60-year anniversary

Joann (German) and Phillip “Bones” Mendenhall, Oblong, will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married …

Palestine cops arrest one after chase

The following information was provided by local law enforcement agencies May 22 Matthew Watson, 35, Stoy, was arrested, …

Authorities busy with citations

The following information was provided by local law enforcement agencies May 19 James Kerley, 23, Robinson, was issued a city …