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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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Hutsonville High School seniors Foster Smith and Mandi Alspach were crowned homecoming king and queen between the JV and varsity basketball games at HHS Friday. (Randy Harrison photo)

Horticulturists explain mistletoe history, mystique
Decorating with mistletoe has been a holiday tradition for many centuries in North America and Europe. But why do we have this strange tradition that prompts friends, family, and even enemies to kiss when they meet underneath mistletoe?

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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."


Local News

Two more file for precinct committeeman positions
Two more local men have filed to run for precinct committeeman positions.
• Pepsi to build new distribution center in Robinson
• Police chase through school causes lockdown
• West York man killed in wreck near Lawrenceville
• More candidates file for upcoming election

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Lady Statesmen close out 2017 with 74-58 GRAC win at Shawnee
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."

• Panthers beat Cisne, 48-34, for 1st win
• Early struggles send Statesmen to 85-48 loss at Shawnee Saturday
• Maroons drop pair of weekend games
• Offense continues to hamper Lady Maroons in 53-25 loss at Newton

Insight & Opinion
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'Swamp' draining itself
Editor:

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.)
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