Broadway star and Billy Joel tribute piano player and singer Michael Cavanaugh greets fans and signs autographs following his performance at the Zwermann Arts Center on the campus of Lincoln Trail College Tuesday night. Cavanaugh's concert marks the 44th in the LTC Foundation concert series. Upcoming shows this year include Cody Ray, ELVIS!, April 5; Motortown, June 23; and Tusk-Fleetwood Mac Tribute, Sept. 20. (Tom Compton photo)
Precincts that have trouble finding five election judges for the March 20 primary will be permitted to make do with three, following a vote by the Crawford County Board.
Board members Thursday approved a resolution that reduce the required number of election judges to three per precinct. This should help less populous precincts that have had problems finding five people to work the polls.
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...
Crawford County voters can vote early after all, but some might get a "do-over" depending on the outcome of a state candidacy challenge.
Early voting was delayed because of legal wrangling over a would-be Democrat candidate for attorney general. State Rep. Scott Drury's name is on the March 20 Democrat ballot here but could be removed depending on a judge's decision.
History continues to be made by Oblong High School's girls' basketball program.
The Lady Panthers extended the best season in school history by winning just the second regional championship in program history, while adding another win to their school-record total Friday (Feb. 9), as they claimed the IHSA Class 1A Dieterich Regional with a 42-36 win over Brownstown-St. Elmo in the title game.
"The kids are ecstatic and the whole community is ecstatic," OHS head coach Tim Johnson said. "None of the kids wanted to lose and it showed in their efforts on the court."
Ruritania is a fictional country, but it was the source of a parable about the law that caught on: "Silence equals acceptance." You hear it often when people speak about a bargain they have struck with a reluctant party who simply did not object. It must be all right, whatever it is, because there was no objection.