Byron Gullett, 70, Robinson, was just one of many drivers who went for wild rides Monday as roads transitioned from clear, to slushy to snow-packed. Gullett lost control of his 2005 Chevrolet around 11 a.m. Monday, on Illinois Route 1 near 100N, sending him and a passenger into the ditch. No injuries were reported and damage was estimated at more than $500. Flat Rock Fire Department was called to the scene. (Tom Compton photo)
Formerly known as Homemakers Extension Association, the Crawford County HCE group recently celebrated 70 years in Crawford County.
A high-speed chase near Palestine Tuesday ended when a Flat Rock man crashed his vehicle into a tree. Palestine Police Chief Jeff Besing said that about 1:46 p.m. he spotted a white Chevy Monte Carlo, which was believed to be a possible burglary suspect vehicle. The vehicle fled south on Illinois Route 33, south of Palestine, with Besing in pursuit.
Answer: After years of trying, he finally made it onto the television series Jeopardy. Question: Why is the Oblong Scholastic Bowl Team honoring one of its former members? The team hosted a reception for Cary Bonnell in the Oblong Elementary School Oblong Room following his appearance on the show which aired Tuesday.
Concerns over the state's failure to pay its share for transportation and pre-kindergarten programs were at the forefront of Tuesday's Hutsonville Unit 1 board meeting.
General state aid payments are on the way, Superintendent Julie Kraemer told the board, but transportation and pre-k payments are not. Final fund balances for fiscal 2018 will depend on whether or not all payments from the state arrive before the fiscal year ends June 30.
Conference wins have been eluding Robinson High School's girls' basketball team so far this season, but the Lady Maroons were able to pick up a big one Thursday night (Jan. 11).
Robinson came into Thursday with zero conference wins and were seeded ninth in the Little Illini Conference Tournament, but the Lady Maroons took control of their opening-round game at Casey-Westfield High School from the start and rolled to a 49-30 win over eighth-seeded Red Hill.
A winter's day, in a deep and dark December - I tend to wake up early these days, as if someone had dropped an iron skillet in the kitchen and made a great noise while I was fast asleep, and it startled me. Now that I'm awake again and the noise is gone, I'm still bothered by it.