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.
Illinois State Police handled two accidents that resulted in three deaths during the weekend.
A double-fatality crash occurred at 10:28 p.m. Friday on Interstate-57 in Effingham County.
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
December 4, 2017 15:32
Tickled To Be Here
Elmo made an appearance in Palestine Sunday when the Santa Train rolled into town. Elmo and some of his friends, including the Grinch, Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer and Justice League's Batman and Superman greeted the long line of crowd and posed for pictures for children and their families. The Santa Train also stopped in Oblong earlier in the day. (Blake Nash Photo)
Another standout player from Crawford County has decided to stay home to continue her volleyball career.
Hutsonville High School senior Mandi Alspach recently signed a letter-of-intent to play at Lincoln Trail College next season.
"It feels good to be able to say I'm a college volleyball player because it's been a goal of mine throughout high school," Alspach said. "I decided my freshman year that I wanted to play in college because that's when I started club volleyball and really got more serious about it."
The article, "Unit 1, 3 residents have their say on consolidation" (Oct. 24 Daily News), gave incorrect information on what I said. It is true that I was on the Committee of Ten in 2002. However, the information I used was from the more recent feasibility study, the one presented in 2014, when I was a member of the Palestine Unit 3 Board of Education.