Hutsonville fifth-grade percussionists keep the beat to "The Itsy-Bitsy Spider" during Hutsonville Unit 1's holiday concert Sunday. Before ceding the floor to older musicians, the students also performed the seasonally-appropriate "Jingle Bells," and "Soft Kitty," which might also be appropriate considering Hutsonville is Tiger country. (Randy Harrison photo)
A piece of Crawford County history is gone following the demolition of the former Hardinville School. The school, which once housed students in kindergarten through eighth grade, was torn down late last month. Owner Gareld Bilyew said the structure was "in very poor condition."
Veteran's Day is about honoring those men and women who heard the musket fire and bugle call, and were fortunate enough to return home. This year marks the 50th anniversary of heroism a 21-year-old soldier demonstrated while serving in Vietnam which earned him America's most prestigious medal.
A new record was set and Christmas joy was spread during Christmas shoebox packing for Operation Christmas Child at New Hebron Christian School Tuesday.
It has been a season of streaks thus far for Lincoln Trail College's women's basketball team so far this season.
The Lady Statesmen opened with four straight wins, then lost four games in a row, but have now won their last three following Saturday (Dec. 9)'s 74-59 win at Shawnee Community College in Great Rivers Athletic Conference action.
"A week ago after our tough loss at Olney, we set a goal of winning the next three games of the semester and we accomplished that," LTC head coach Scott Sparks said. "I was a little worried after our emotional win at home Wednesday against a tough Lewis and Clark team that we might fall off a little and struggle today, but we didn't."
Donald Trump said he was going to drain the swamp in Washington if elected. I don't know if he's the one draining the swamp of if the "swamp monsters" are doing themselves in. I've always been a strong advocate of term limits, but it appears right now that what is limiting many of these folks careers is their own bad behavior. (Insert big smile here.)