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Friday, August 01, 2014
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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...


State changes law on school use of 'epi-pens'
More school personnel will be able to administer emergency allergy shots with the signing of a new state law.

Friday, August 01, 2014

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•   Progress seen on concession stand, new office (185 views)


Local News

KidneyMobile returns soon with free screening
The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is teaming up with Crawford County Health Department to provide free kidney screenings Wednesday, Aug. 13, for all local residents.
• Some communities may have trouble getting salt
• Signup through Aug. 12 at Unit 3
• 'Help days' are part of Oblong registration
• Online signup for Unit 2 through Aug. 8

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Phone scam uses personal numbers
Editor:

An incident happened this week that I would like to inform the citizens of Crawford County.
• Looking at ourselves in 'the bean'
• Write-ins achieve 'worse than nothing'
• Property falls through cracks in lawn ordinance
• Cemetery flag display was 'magnificent'

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Crawford 15s finish second in tourney
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.

• Wabash Valley 10s go 2-2, finish 3rd
• Crawford 14s finish third at state
• Wabash Valley 12s drop two over weekend, finish 3rd in state tourney
• Crawford 13s finish third

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