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November 19, 2017 


CMH helping with helmets
Crawford Memorial Hospital is practicing "preventative medicine" with a donation that will protect local high-school football players from concussions.
Friday, November 17, 2017

Claypool Foundation gives $41K to groups
Six Crawford County agencies are sharing in more than $41,000 distributed this week by the Silas and Ruth Claypool Foundation.

Three organizations - Crawford County Sheriff's Office, Palestine Community Food Bank and Robinson Soccer Club - each got $10,000.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Hutsonville board extends electrical aggregation contract to 2020
The Hutsonville Village Board heard a report on the NPDES permit and extended the electric aggregation contract.

As an example of the state's challenges, the Village of Hutsonville has not received their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for the waste water treatment plant. The renewal application was submitted back in June, but the permit has not yet been received.

Friday, November 17, 2017

City council oks Pepsi agreement
Robinson city officials have put out the welcome mat for Pepsi.

Robinson City Council Tuesday approved a supplemental resolution in support of the Pepsi Mid America project, the next step toward bringing a distribution center to the Ridgeway Industrial Park south of Hershey. Work on the facility could begin in April if the company agrees to the plan.

Friday, November 17, 2017

New quarter spotlights Revolutionary War hero, George Rogers Clark
A new quarter shines the spotlight on George Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Indiana.

The United States Mint held a ceremony Tuesday near the Wabash River to officially launch the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park quarter, the 40th release in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program and the final coin of 2017.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Holiday season gets underway this weekend
Robinson is bringing back the Christmas magic with a lighting celebration, a parade, ice skating and more this weekend.

Events sponsered by the Community Revitalization and Beautification Committee are planned for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

City takes steps to prepare for Pepsi project
Robinson City Council is expected to take the next step toward bringing a Pepsi MidAmerica distribution center here Tuesday.

The center would offer 25 jobs to start and possibly more later on. Company representatives have said they would be interested in turning dirt and starting the project as soon as April.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Police: watch for thieves following behind holiday-season deliveries
The Palestine Police Department is offering safety tips as the holiday season approaches.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Variety of weekend events honor veterans
Crawford County Veterans Day observances continue Saturday and Sunday.
Monday, November 13, 2017

50 years ago, Flat Rock's Davis made history
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.
Friday, November 10, 2017

Veterans Day celebration kicks off Thursday
While Saturday is Veterans Day, some Crawford County observances are starting Thursday and continuing through the weekend.
Thursday, November 09, 2017

New Hebron sets shoebox record
A new record was set and Christmas joy was spread during Christmas shoebox packing for Operation Christmas Child at New Hebron Christian School Tuesday.
Thursday, November 09, 2017

Regional school chief approves merger petition
Regional Superintendent of Schools Monte Newlin on Monday approved a petition by voters to put consolidation of Hutsonville Unit 1 and Palestine Unit 3 schools on the March ballot.

As part of the announcement, Newlin said he will be sending the petition on to State Superintendent Tony Smith for further consideration.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

County 4-Hers seek new members
During Crawford County 4-H Week - now through Friday - local youth are joining more than six million 4-H members across the nation in a fall membership drive.
Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Outdoor furnaces a new issue for Oblong trustees
The Oblong Village Board discussed external wood furnaces and the Fall Follies during a busy Wednesday night meeting.

Exterior wood-burning furnaces have become more popular in rural settings, but at least one Oblong resident is concerned about the environmental impact they can have when placed in the village.

Monday, November 06, 2017

Area nursing home fined in patient-lift case
An area nursing home is contesting a fine levied by the Illinois Department of Public Health for an incident that occurred last spring, during which it was alleged that a patient was accidentally dropped.
Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Cork honored as Hometown Hero
Tony Cork was honored during a recent Hometown Hero Recognition Dinner sponsored by Modern Woodmen at Joe's Italian Food and Pizza.
Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Area man who tried to kill cop gets 35 years
Lawrence County Sheriff's Department Deputy Kyle Gilmore had waited a long time to feel some relief.

He was finally able to do so on Friday after his attempted killer, Keith D. "Skinny" McKinney, was sentenced to 35 years in prison in Lawrence Circuit Court.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Flu-shot clinics coming up next week at county health department
Local residents still have ample opportunities to get their flu shots at Crawford County Health Department.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Local officials worried about auditing change
A policy change by the office of the Illinois Comptroller could end up costing local governments thousands of dollars.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017


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