Students and faculty from the Palestine Unit 3 school district are sending help to Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas. As the Category 4 hurricane made landfall near Rockport, Texas, the country held its breath and people began thinking of ways to help.
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.
Crawford County Coroner Earl Deckard had the unpleasant task of notifying three Robinson families of the deaths of family members following two fatal accidents Monday.
Less than ideal conditions suited Robinson High School's boys' cross country team just fine at the Patriot Invitational in Peoria Saturday (Oct. 14).
"It was a very interesting day," RHS head coach Tony Cork said. "We had a lightning and thunder delay right before the girls' race, then had a heavy downpour. Officials then decided to run the boys and girls together, which was 605 runners. I was amazed at how good the times were under the circumstances."
The rain and a sloppy track did not seem to bother the Maroons, as they finished fourth out of 40 complete teams in the meet, which is run at the site of the IHSA State Finals, Detweiller Park.
"We had a great day and the kids had a good time with it," Cork said.
On a recent trip back home to Robinson, I passed a sign for Robert Laswell's estate sale. I had not realized that Bob Laswell had passed away, and I write this letter in hopes that his family, or perhaps someone who knows his family, will read this, and will accept my upmost appreciation for the impact Mr. Laswell has made on my life.