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Friday, March 23, 2018
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Tablets and other accessible items for inmates at the Crawford County Jail are paid through an inmates account. That is what the Crawford County Sheriff's Office felt compelled to say last week after erroneous reports that tablets, internet access, cable TV and E-cigarettes are bought with tax money surfaced.

Palestine rejects consolodation
The votes have been counted, and we will have to wait a couple weeks for it to be official, but as it stands there will be no consolidation of the Hutsonville and Palestine schools.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Passing Fancy
Passing Fancy
A donkey basketball player at Friday's game at Robinson High School tries to hang on to her steed's reigns as she makes a pass. Robinson high school students, faculty and local community members competed at last week's event. The donkeys proved difficult for both teams as all the games were low scoring, but some fantastic shooting thrilled everyone who attended. (Blake Nash Photo)

Local News

Primary runs smoothly, voter turnout better than expected
Tuesday's primary election went smoothly, according to Crawford County Clerk Fayrene Wright.

"Everything went really well," Wright said. The use of touchscreen voting equipment - a federal requirement because congressional races - always slows things down a bit, but overall election day came off without a hitch.
• Two incumbents face no challengers in Tuesday primary
• Removal of storage tank OKd but will take time
• Hutsonville-Palestine merger in front of voters again
• Student walkout gets little response here

Scoresheets | High School Sports | College Sports

Lady Statesmen take pair from Kaskaskia
Playing at home suited Lincoln Trail College's softball team just fine, as they picked up a pair of conference wins in their first home games of the season (March 15).

The Lady Statesmen downed Kaskaskia College 12-5 in the first game of their Great Rivers Athletic Conference doubleheader, then won the nightcap 5-2.

• Lady Maroons dump Mt. Carmel, 8-1
• LTC baseball drops GRAC series opener at Wabash Valley, 8-2
• Oblong softball, baseball both pick up wins in Albion
• Maroons hammer Red Hill in opener, 13-2

Insight & Opinion
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Vote is for communities' children

As community members who have always been interested and invested in the education of our community's children, these are some of the reasons we will be voting for consolidation on March 20:
• Thoughts in support of armed teachers
• One solution for school violence may be close to home
• 'Too much uncertainty' on consolidation
• Gun-crime solutions worth considering

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