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home : local news : local news July 22, 2014 

Alzheimer's Walk seeks participants for event
Local organizers of the annual Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's are getting ready for this year's event.

The walk is 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Oblong Park. Registration begins at 1 p.m.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Massacre pageant needs re-enactors
The Hutsonville Historical Society will be performing the Hutson Massacre Pageant on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 8 p.m. at the Hutson Cabins.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Law prohibits ticket quotas, but local cops have never used them
A new law prevents municipalities from requiring law enforcement officers to meet ticket quotas. But it won't make a major difference here, as no local department uses, or has ever used, quotas.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

No injuries, minor building damage in collapse
Construction on the new Robinson First United Methodist Church building was temporarily stalled by the collapse of a crane Tuesday.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Group's new study takes stock of DUI arrests
A new survey highlights the number of arrests for driving under the influence made in Illinois in 2013 and includes two local law-enforcement agencies.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Events planned to help child with rare syndrome
The community is coming together this weekend to help a little girl with an extremely rare genetic disorder.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Crane crash
The crane operator and another worker survey the area after a crane broke through the sidewalk while lifting up a truss for the new roof of the Robinson First United Methodist Church Monday morning.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Next food distribution to be August 9 in Oblong
Eastern Illinois Foodbank will once again distribute a truckload of food to hungry area families.

The distribution will be held at First Christian Church, 206 N Range St, Oblong, on Aug. 9, from 9 to 11 a.m. All Crawford County residents who meet income eligibility criteria are welcome.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Winter wheat harvest looking good in county
Timely rains have proven beneficial for Crawford County farmers.

Winter wheat harvest has gone well, aiding by recent rains, according to Natural Resources Conservation Service District Conservationist Jason Conner.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Board OKs bridge, hears about taxes
Crawford County Board members made fast work of their monthly business Thursday, wrapping up their regular meeting in less than 30 minutes.

In that time, they approved a bridge replacement bid and a new contract with a Crawford County Development Association employee and heard an update on property taxes.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Diamond days
On Oct. 14, 1941, Earl Garrard, Palestine, set out for Chicago. A recent draftee, he was to report for his induction into the U.S. Army.

Three days later, he returned home. He had been rejected on the grounds of having "bad teeth."

Monday, July 14, 2014

Meadows showing work at Marshall art gallery
A Palestine artist's work will be on display at a Marshall art gallery later this month.

Gaslight Art Colony, 516 Archer Ave., will display the artwork of Steve Meadows July 19 to Aug. 9. An artist's reception will be held 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 19.

Monday, July 14, 2014

New tennis facility is a 'game changer'
A new facility in Crawford County should benefit Robinson High School athletes, as well as area residents interested in playing tennis.
Friday, July 11, 2014

Hutsonville plans to test new water-well sites
The Hutsonville Village Board is considering options for the village's aging water system.
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Robinson to expand sewers in business area on W. Main
Robinson is expanding sewers, hiring a police officer and adding handicap-parking spaces, after actions by the city council Tuesday night.
Thursday, July 10, 2014

'A homegrown industry'
"It is impressive what is possible when people cooperate," then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama said as he toured the Lincolnland Agri-Energy ethanol plant in 2006.

Saturday, LincolnLand will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the plant's opening with an open house. It also will celebrate what a community can do when everyone pulls together.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

No records this year for June rain, stats show
Crawford County received plenty of rain in June, but still fell short of 2013's record-breaking deluges.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Studies show waiting for Social Security can pay
Crawford County residents who are nearing retirement age can increase their lifetime income if they can wait a bit to start drawing Social Security benefits, research shows.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Turnarounds keep registers ringing, local hotels booked
Another turnaround at the Marathon refinery has been underway in recent months. And while company officials aren't saying what was accomplished at the facility, local business people are pleased with the economic impact it has had here.
Thursday, July 03, 2014

'Tuneups' employ hundreds, cost millions
What is a turnaround, anyway?

The periodic projects have been compared to a car tune-up. During a turnaround, contract workers and refinery employees take units off line and isolate them from the rest of the facility. They are cleaned, repaired and updated, re-assembled and tested before being going back on line.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

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