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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
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Pullin' With The Bull
Pullin' With The Bull
The main event for Friday night's entertainment at the Oblong Antique Tractor and Engine Show was the tractor pull in the arena. This driver readies his tractor, nicknamed "The Bull," to pull his load to victory during the event. Activities continued Saturday and included a horse pull and obstacle course also at the arena. The Crawford County Fairgrounds were full all weekend with prized tractors and engines. (Blake Nash photo)

2 facing murder charges to be in court Wednesday
Two people charged in the death of a rural Oblong woman are scheduled to make their preliminary appearance in Crawford County Circuit Court Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Three hundred years of living memory was shared during a cracker barrel discussion at the Fife Opera House Sunday. Palestine Preservation Projects Society presented "Century of Memories," in which three local centenarians discussed their memories from 100 years of life.


Local News

New report notes cooperation in local government
A new report highlights examples of local governments banding together to share services, equipment and expertise to increase government efficiency and save taxpayer dollars.
• Help is there for those targeted by scammers
• 'Welcome back' to RHS is Aug. 16
• Hutsonville, Oblong schools receive national ranking
• Residents question use of tax money in Unit 2 facility

Sports
Scoresheets | High School Sports | College Sports

RHS has nine make All-Little Illini teams
Nearly two handfuls of Robinson High School athletes were recognized for their exploits on the diamond this spring by being named to one of the All-Little Illini Conference teams announced recently.

Robinson had six baseball players named, along with three softball players, with six of those being First Team selections.

The selections were based on the players' statistics and performances in conference games only.

• PH's Bogard, RHS 3200 relay place at state
• RHS 3200 relay, PH's Bogard advance
• Robinson's Buchanan goes 1-2 on Day 1 at state tennis tournament
• Lady Panthers drop heartbeaker in 10, 4-3

Insight & Opinion
Letters to the Editor | Guest Columns | Signs of Life

Supporting proposed county gun-rights action
Editor:

I am writing this letter to exercise my First Amendment rights and to express my Second Amendment rights position.

I just came from a meeting of the Eastern Illinois Sportsman's Club. I am, however, writing this letter to the editor for myself and not as an EISC member.
• Reminder: There's more to life than politics
• Responsibility has a part in immigration debate
• Sky not falling with high-court choice
• Graduation means freedom - to live

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