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home : local news : local news December 02, 2016 


County board to work on filling District 1 seat
The Crawford County Board began fiscal 2017 today by seating new members voted into office during the recent election. Two newcomers, however, were not among those taking their seats.
Friday, December 02, 2016

So far, so good for local retailers
The holidays are once again proving to be the happiest season of all for local retailers.

A sampling of Crawford County businesses surveyed by the Daily News are reporting strong sales since the unofficial start of the shopping season Friday, with items such as clothing, electronics and tools in demand.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Charges formally filed in area child's death
The man arrested Sunday in the death of an eight-year-old Olney girl has been charged with first-degree murder and predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Applications due soon for Toys for Tots
Some deadlines are drawing near for applying for Shop with a Cop and Toys for Tots programs in Crawford County.

The Robinson Police Department is now taking applications for Shop with a Cop. Forms are available at the front office of RPD in Robinson City Hall during regular business hours from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. They are closed for lunch from 11 a.m. to noon.

Local fire departments are taking applications for Toys for Tots.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Former Palestine man charged in area girl's death
Illinois State Police have apprehended a suspect with Crawford County connections in the investigation of an Olney child's death.

Sunday at 2:21 a.m., Glen R. Ramey, 53, of Olney, was arrested on charges of first-degree murder and predatory sexual assault in the death of Sabrina Stauffenberg, age 8.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Fiscal mess threatens Conservation Police jobs
The jobs of several of the overworked Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police could be on the chopping block again Dec. 31.

The Fraternal Order of Police said more than 30 of the state's more than 130 conservation police officers are slated to lose their jobs at the end of the year.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Cops, firefighters again making season brighter
Shop with a Cop and Toys for Tots applications are now being taken in Crawford County.

The Robinson Police Department is now taking applications for Shop with a Cop. Forms are available at the front office of RPD in Robinson City Hall during regular business hours from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. They are closed for lunch from 11 a.m. to noon.

Local fire departments are taking application for Toys for Tots.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Local, area gas prices again dip below $2 mark
In a scenario reminiscent of this time last year, gasoline pump prices are once again falling below the $2 mark.

The average price of regular grade gasoline has fallen nationally to $2.20 per gallon, a drop of 6 cents over the past two weeks.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

New community foundation is thinking big
An idea that has been slowly simmering in the minds and hearts of several of Crawford County's community leaders is starting to come to a boil, and they are ready to add ingredients to the pot.
Thursday, November 17, 2016

LTC has new affiliation pact with CMH
Lincoln Trail College will have two new vans at its disposal and has a new affiliation agreement with Crawford Memorial Hospital following Tuesday's Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Board of Trustees meeting.
Thursday, November 17, 2016

15 weekend deer accidents serve as 'wake-up call'
The Crawford County Sheriff's Office reported another 15 vehicle-deer crashes during the weekend - a seasonal wake-up call for motorists to be on the alert for the whitetails.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

$35K in Claypool Foundation grants awarded
Stewart Schutte, Trust Officer at First National Bank Trust Services in Robinson, announced that the Silas and Ruth Claypool Foundation has awarded grants totaling $35,000 to eligible organizations.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Marathon likes EPA move on renewables
Marathon Petroleum Corporation's Chairman, President and CEO Gary Heminger agrees with a recent Environmental Protection Agency's decision.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Flat Rock man, woman killed in area accident
Two Flat Rock residents were killed shortly before dark Saturday when their vehicles hit head on while driving on a rural northern Lawrence County road.

Dead are Jennifer Thompson, 40, and Blake Parker, 31, both of Flat Rock. Both were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by Lawrence County Coroner Shannon Steffey, according to the Illinois State Police.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Council OKs removal of old apartments
It may have been Election Day Tuesday, but the Robinson City Council met to discuss a small number of issues, particularly one that the Robinson First United Methodist Church had been waiting on for a long time.
Friday, November 11, 2016

Water commission addressing Hutsonville complaints
Hutsonville Mayor Tina Callaway is not happy with the odor and taste of the water being supplied by the Robinson-Palestine Water Commission.
Friday, November 11, 2016

Phillips decisively defeats Malak to stay 110th District representative
Reggie Phillips will continue as State Representative for the 110th district for another two years.

Phillips won by a strong margin during Tuesday night's election gather with 56. 85 percent of the votes in his home county, Coles, over Democratic challenger Dennis Malak.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Turnout tops 67% here in GOP sweep
More than two-thirds of Crawford County's voters participated in Tuesday's general election.

Turnout totaled 67.9 percent, Crawford County Clerk Fayrene Wright said. Of the county's 12,983 registered voters, 8,816 cast ballots.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Deckard easily retains job as coroner
Earl Deckard's tenure as Crawford County Coroner will continue. Tuesday night the people of Crawford County reelected the incumbent Republican with a tally of 6,026 votes to 2,515, unofficially as of 9:06 p.m.
Thursday, November 10, 2016

Most harvesting finished, farmers switch to tillage
With most of harvest out of the way, many farmers in Crawford County and across the state are switching to fall tillage.

Statewide, the average temperature was 55.2 degrees during the last week, 3.6 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged .52 inches, .01 inches above normal. There were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork.

Monday, November 07, 2016


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