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October 20, 2017 

Revolving-loan fund falls victim to HUD decsion
Crawford County has lost one of its best tools for attracting new businesses and encouraging existing ones to grow.

Crawford County Board members Thursday learned that the long-running Community Development Assistance Program has been discontinued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Hutsonville liquor license clears way for video gaming
The Hutsonville Village Board Tuesday night created a third liquor license, set Trick or Treat hours and discussed water and sewer issues.
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Four arrested on meth charges in two incidents
Area authorities made four arrests on methamphetamine charges on Tuesday, in two different incidents.

According to a Lawrence County Jail report, both the St. Francisville and Sumner police departments made two arrests.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Council accepts donation for parks department
Robinson City Council accepted a donation, bought equipment and learned the fate of the city's old street sweeper when it met Tuesday.
Thursday, October 12, 2017

CCDA gets $10K to help with new strategic plan
Efforts to build the future of Crawford County are getting a $10,000 boost from Marathon Petroleum.

Marathon has donated $10,000 to the Crawford County Development Association to foster the development of a new strategic plan for Crawford County.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Local cleanup days set
It's once again time for Crawford County residents to get rid of more trash - more trash, that is, than they are normally able to get rid of in their weekly pickups.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Friday events kick off Heath Harvest Festival
Robinson's annual Heath Harvest Festival ready to go with a full schedule of events Friday and Saturday.

Activities get underway Friday when the streets will shut down around the Crawford County Courthouse square and west on Walnut for the fourth annual Heath Harvest Festival Hog Fest Cook-off and Heath Toffee demonstrations.

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Woman faces battery, assault charges
A Hutsonville woman is facing multiple charges following an arrest made Monday.
Thursday, October 05, 2017

Former local woman dies in Indiana accident
A former Robinson woman died last week while helping her students build a float for homecoming.
Thursday, October 05, 2017

Art, car shows part of Palestine wine/arts fest
The 2017 Wabash Valley Wine and Art Festival takes place on Main Street in Palestine Saturday and Sunday.

This year's event will feature 16 wineries, more than 40 art and craft vendors, plus 12 food vendors will line Main Street for the two day event. Live entertainment is featured on the stage both days.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Palestine burglary case solved
A case has been solved following a burglary in Palestine more than a week ago.
Tuesday, October 03, 2017

New law will help nurses help region
A new law allowing advanced practice registered nurses to provide more care to patients is a win for Crawford County and Illinois, according to Crawford Memorial Hospital's chief executive officer.
Monday, October 02, 2017

ISP keeping closer eye on rail crossings
Illinois State Police District 12 is partnering with local, state and federal agencies to promote safety around railroad tracks and trains during Rail Safety Week, being recognized through Saturday.
Monday, October 02, 2017

City approves incentives for Pepsi facility
America's iconic soda Pepsi may have a new distribution site in Robinson in the future.

Robinson City Council Tuesday night approved an incentives package authorizing Pepsi Mid-America to start a new project in the city's industrial district.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Unit 2 board approves budget, hires personnel
The Robinson Unit 2 Board of Education approved the 2018 budget, employed several extra staff and approved several school related changes Monday night.
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Buses a concern for Unit 1 board
Concerns about school buses were brought to the attention of the Hutsonville Unit 1 school board Monday. The board was approached by Jessica Parmenter, whose son is a grade school student and has been a victim of bullying on the school buses.
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Palestine's Vennard earns Chief Petty Officer rank
A Palestine native has earned an honor rare among U.S. naval personnel.

Navy Chief Fire Controlman Lance Vennard was recently promoted to chief petty officer, an accomplishment that only one in five eligible sailors achieve each year.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

August jobless rates stable in county, area
Crawford County's unemployment rate was relatively stable in August.

According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, 5.5 percent of the county's work force was unemployed but actively seeking new jobs during the month. This compares to 5.6 percent in August 2016 and 5.4 percent in July.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Oblong school board OKs '17-18 budget
The Oblong Unit 4 Board of Education gave finial approval to the 2017-18 school budget when it met Thursday.

The budget envisions an ending balance on June 30, 2018 of $2,196,968. The district begins the year with a balance of $1,879,626 and expects to see total revenues of $6,219,617 and total expenditures of $5,902,275.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Health department flu shot clinic is Monday
Believe it or not, flu season is almost here. Fortunately, the Crawford County Health Department is ready to help fight the ailment.

CCDH will host its first influenza vaccination clinic of the year from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday at its offices, 202 N. Christopher, Robinson. This clinic will be for adults only.

Friday, September 22, 2017

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