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EarthTalk: Green School Buses

Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that school buses cause a lot of pollution, especially for the kids riding inside. Is anyone making greener school buses yet? -- JM   Now that school is back in ses…
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NFESH's CEO Honored for Lifetime Achievement

We at NFESH are pleased and proud to announce that 'Enid A. Borden', our Founder and CEO, is the recipient of the 2019 Arthur S. Flemming Award, an honor bestowed annually by ADvancing States (former…
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Shaner runs for state's attorney

A Robinson man has announced his candidacy for Crawford County State's Attorney. Cole Price Shaner said Friday he intends to run for the office in the March 17 Republican primary. Shaner was bo…
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May be tough for smaller districts to meet $40K minimum

Taking another step intended to address the statewide teacher shortage, Governor J.B. Pritzker has signed legislation raising teachers' minimum salary to $40,000. "As Illinois children head back t…
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Unit 2 investments starting to show good returns

Robinson Unit 2 school board members received good news about district investments just in time for them to take the next step on a new budget. "We just ended the best year we've ever had on your …
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Unit 4 OKs teachers, coaches, drivers and tentative budget

The Oblong Community District 4 Board of Education took care of some budget and personnel matters as the new school year gets underway around Crawford County. The board tentatively approved a budg…
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H'ville board passes budget, makes personnel changes

With the start of the new school year the Hutsonville Board of Education got a look at the 2019-20 budget and finalized a number of personnel changes during Monday night's meeting. Originally, Sup…
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Unit 3 to start taking bids for new gym roof later this week

The Palestine Unit 3 board learned about special dates for the 2019-20 school year during their meeting Monday. Grade school principal Jessica Sisil announced the opening for of bids for gymnasium…
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National Foundation to End Senior Hunger News - Let the Numbers Do the Talking

We have used this space numerous times in the past to talk about our What A Waste initiative and the benefit that it has been to congregate nutrition programs across the country. Four years after we …
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Meals on Wheels America News - Hockey, Drums and Broadway? Redefining Senior Citizenship

Happy Senior Citizens Day!You are a champion for seniors every day — and we know Senior Citizens Day is no different! We wanted to share a story with you about one of our favorite seniors to celebrat…
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County helps recycling center with $8K for repair

Crawford County will contribute $8,000 to help pay for repairs to a truck used by the local recycling center. The Crawford County Board Thursday voted to give Crawford County Solid Waste the money…
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Council hears about plans for rec center here

A timeline has not been set, but the capital campaign to fund creation of a Crawford County recreation center has passed the halfway point. Lincoln Trail College President Ryan Gower updated the R…
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Hutsonville trash pickup earlier; drainage fix working

Residents in the Village of Hutsonville will have to start putting their trash out either Monday night or very early Tuesday morning for pickup. It was reported at the Tuesday night village board…
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Local EMS merging with Effingham-area service

Officials of two ambulance companies hope a merger between United Life Care and Lakeside EMS will build upon ULC's tradition of service in Crawford County. It was announced last week that United w…
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All counties in state part of ag disaster

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared an agriculture disaster in all 102 Illinois counties, citing historic flooding across the state. Illinois saw one of the wettest springs in its hist…
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