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May 26, 2018 


Woman's drowning at Hutsonville investigated
A Sullivan, Ind., woman with family ties to Hutsonville died after her vehicle went into the Wabash River at the boat ramp in Hutsonville Saturday.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Three Robinson men get prison on sex, drug charges
As a result of being arrested last fall, a Robinson man was sentenced to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Monday, May 21, 2018

EMS Week a chance to raise awareness of local services
May 20-26 is the 44th annual National EMS Week, and United Life Care Ambulance Service wants to recognize its EMS professionals and raise the community's awareness of how they serve.
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Community rec center here gets IECC support
The Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Board is giving its support to plans to build a countywide recreation center at Lincoln Trail College.

IECC trustees, meeting at LTC Tuesday, approved a resolution expressing support for construction of the proposed center.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Drug Court training here this week
Drug court staffs from the Second Judicial Circuit and other area substance-abuse treatment providers will participate in training at Lincoln Trail College Wednesday and Thursday.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

RHS engineering team going to nationals
A group of Robinson High School students will participate in a national engineering competition this summer, but they still could use additional funds to pay the way.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Mendenhall to be sentenced on another charge
A Crawford County native already serving two life sentences in Tennessee is scheduled for another sentencing hearing June 5.

And even that may not be the last convicted serial killer Bruce Mendenhall sees of the inside of a courtroom.

Friday, May 11, 2018

City to sue owners of 3 condemned properties
After not hearing from the owners of three condemned properties, Robinson officials have decided to move forward with a lawsuit.

Alderman Jim McKinney and City Attorney Frank Weber told the Robinson City Council Tuesday the owners of properties at 106 S. Roosevelt, 1109 S. Jones and 111 W. Highland have not contacted the city in the last 60 days.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Letter carriers' hunger initiative here Saturday
Crawford County residents can help their letter carriers "Stamp Out Hunger" later this month.

The National Association of Letter Carriers, United States Postal Service and other partners will conduct their 26th anniversary Stamp Out Hunger food drive on Saturday, May 12. The event is a national effort that provides assistance to the millions of Americans struggling to help put food on the table.

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Palestine board sells truck, property
The Palestine Village Board of Trustees made short work of their agenda Thursday, accepting a bid on a truck and agreeing to sell some property.
Monday, May 07, 2018

April (snow) showers topped 3"
More snowflakes than raindrops fell on Crawford County in April.

According to the National Weather Service, more than 3.19 inches of snow was reported here during the first full month of spring. Only a little more than 1.46 inches of rain fell on the county.

Monday, May 07, 2018

Hutsonville board sees support for Martinsville co-op
No vote was taken, but the evident consensus among Hutsonville residents at a town hall meeting Tuesday was that Unit 1's athletic program should go in a new direction.

After hearing opinions from board members, administrators and residents, the crowd was asked to stand for which co-op option they believed was the best. Out of the 30 to 40 people in attendance, almost all stood up when asked if the board should push towards an athletic co-op with Martinsville and cease the current one with Palestine.

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Unit 1's Kraemer 'Superintendent of Distinction'
A Hutsonville school administrator has been acknowledged and rewarded by her fellow colleagues.

During an awards luncheon in Springfield on Tuesday, Hutsonville Unit #1 Superintendent Julie L. Kraemer, was named the 2018 Superintendent of Distinction by her colleagues in the Wabash Valley Region of the Illinois Association of School Administrators.

Thursday, May 03, 2018

First back-to-school shot clinic Thursday at CCHD
The 2017-18 school year may not be over just yet, but the Crawford County Health Department is already working to help parents and students get ready for next year.

The CCHD's first back-to-school immunization and lead screening clinics is 8:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the department offices, 202 N. Christopher, Robinson. Appointments are required and parents are urged to call 544-8798 to set them up and to determine the immunization needs of their children.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Fuller out of prison, back in jail
The Palestine Police Department arrested a male subject for driving under the influence of alcohol and other charges during a traffic stop Friday.

About 8:54 p.m. Officer Brandon Carpenter observed a 2012 white Chevrolet Impala traveling east on Illinois Route 33, which swerved across the center line of traffic on more than one occasion.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Woman held on drug, parole charges
Reports of a wanted woman being sighted in the Palestine area led to her arrest following a traffic stop.

Palestine Police Chief Jeff Besing, was alerted about 3 p.m. Thursday by Crawford County Deputy Michael Delaney that a wanted female subject, identified as Kara K. Siler, 32, Oblong, was possibly in the Palestine area. Besing was able to locate a vehicle description Siler would be in and located it about 7:59 p.m.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Fallen officers to be honored in May 3 ceremony
It has been 47 years since a Crawford County law enforcement officer has died in the line of duty, but that does not mean it can't happen anytime, and a memorial service is a tribute to those officers and a reminder to be vigilant.
Friday, April 27, 2018

Training in use of social media for area non-profits to be offered
Developing a social media strategy can feel like a daunting task for nonprofit leaders and volunteers. Without having the same budget and graphic designers of larger nonprofit organizations or corporations, it can be difficult to stand out.
Friday, April 27, 2018

Feds, railroad will pay for city crossing work
A total of five items were approved during a very brief Robinson City Council meeting Tuesday night. With Mayor Roger Pethtel on vacation, Mayor Pro-Tem and Alderman Russell Snider presided over the meeting, which included the notice of Indiana Rail Road's plans for crossings in the city.
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Local libraries get '18 equalization grants
Local libraries have received Illinois Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grants for the 2018 fiscal year.

"I am proud of the outstanding service Illinois' public libraries provide to our communities," Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White said.

Thursday, April 26, 2018


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