The Crawford County Spay and Neuter Foundation is wrapping up its fifth year of working to control the local population of feral cats and dogs. The group has trapped, treated, neutered and released more than 2,000 animals, and has grown dramatically since Kathy Chamblin began the group. It is now a 10- to 12-hour a day job for herself and the two other...
Oblong Fire Department was called to two house fires Saturday, also battling the heat as a thunderstorm approached.
Crawford County 4-H projects went for more than last year in all categories Thursday, with the annual auction bringing in 63 percent more than 2013. This year's auction totalled $157,301.31, above the $96,330.50 from 2013.
One more win is all Crawford County's 15-year old all-star team needed Sunday to claim the championship in the Babe Ruth Southern Illinois State Tournament at Mattoon and they had two chances to get it.
Crawford County had won their first two games of the tournament to put themselves in the driver's seat for the title, but that final victory would elude them twice.
They went down fighting though, but ultimately fell short, as Lawrence County rallied to beat Crawford County twice on Sunday to win the tournament by scores of 14-13 and 4-3 in 10 innings.