The Oblong Horticulture Program recently shared ideas and information with second grade students from Washington Elementary School regarding their horticulture program and growing plants. (Submitted photo)
Local law enforcement is taking all threats seriously after the shooting that killed 17 in Florida.
"Threats of school shootings are very serious matters that the State's Attorney's Office and all members of law enforcement in Crawford County take very seriously," Crawford County State's Attorney Matthew Hartrich told the Daily News.
Big things are happening at Lincoln Trail College. Two weeks ago, the Lincoln Trail College Foundation appropriated $165,000 for college projects that will be completed over the next six months. Foundation Executive Director Rod Harmon is excited about the trajectory he sees the College taking.
It is not often that a Broadway performer makes it onto the stage of the Zwermann Arts Center on the campus of Lincoln Trail College, but for one night only, Michael Cavanaugh, a charismatic performer, musician and actor known for his piano and lead vocals in the Broadway musical Movin' Out, will bring his Billy Joel tribute to Robinson Tuesday, Feb. 13.
There's a touching story behind the $25,000 check Wynne and Rosemary Ritch gave to the neuromuscular center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles this week. A story that begins in 1974 at the Schiff Scouting Reservation in New Jersey where Wynne was taking part in the Boy Scouts of America executive training program. He'd go on to spend 33 years as an...
The Hutsonville Unit 1 board Tuesday night adopted the 2018-19 school calendar.
The school year will start August 15 and 16 with teacher's institutes and the first day for students will be Friday, Aug. 17. Christmas break will begin Dec. 21 with an early dismissal and students will return Tuesday, Jan. 8. A teacher's institute is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 7.
The third time was the charm for Oblong High School's boys' basketball team.
After losing the first two meetings with county rival Hutsonville-Palestine this season, the Panthers finally broke through Friday night and celebrated Senior Night with a 59-54 win over the Tigers in a Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division game to close out the regular season.
"We finally got them," OHS head coach Ryan Cheek said. "After they got us twice on neutral courts, we knew we had to protect our house and we were able to come out and do that."
"Credit Oblong with the way they played," HHS-PHS head coach Mike Billingsly said. "We knew it was going to be a close game and that our execution had to be good. I thought it was, but theirs was just a little better."
I sent a letter to the editor a few days ago expressing an opinion on the Florida shooting and have had some ask me what I would do to help fix some of the problems leading to this and other horrible crimes. Accordingly I thought I'd just lay my opinions out there. I know there are people on both sides of this issue who won't like something in what I believe, but here goes.