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Robinson mayor steps down from office to spend time with family

ROBINSON, Ill. (WTHI) - After 13 years in office, the mayor of Robinson, Illinois, is retiring. Monday was Mayor Roger Pethtel last day in office. Pethtel says he decided to retire to spend more time with his family. He has been a city official for more than 30 years. The...
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Teutopolis Board of Education to Meet Monday

Teutopolis, IL-(Effingham Radio)- The Teutopolis Board of Education is set to meet on Monday, May 16th at 6:00pm. Motion to approve the Tentative Amended Budget and set a Budget Hearing. Motion to approve the 2022/2023 Handbook and set fees. Motion to fill a vacant board seat. The Teutopolis Board of...
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FINAL AUDITION IS TONIGHT

(OLNEY) The second and final audition for the OCC Theater’s “one night only” Disney Cabaret show, saluting the music of Disney, is tonight at 7:00, at the Dr. John D. Stull Performing Arts Center, at Olney Central College. The auditions are open to anyone currently in high school or older. For more details, go online to the iecc.edu/occtheater website. With the performance date on Saturday, June 18th, the only rehearsal is June 17th.
OLNEY, IL
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STATE PARLI PRO LDE / OLNEY 4TH

(OLNEY) Congratulations to another team from the Olney FFA Chapter at Richland County High School. The Olney team recently competed in the Illinois FFA State Parliamentary Procedure Leadership Development Event (LDE) at Illinois Central College in Peoria. The RCHS team placed fourth in the event out of ten Illinois teams. The Olney team consisted of Chairperson Dane Steber and five Floor Members, including Olivia Steber, Trenton Payne, Jorri VanDyke, Aubrey Lambird, and Colleen Steber. The parliamentary procedure competition’s purpose is to teach FFA members how to properly run a business meeting.
OLNEY, IL
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Salem 12u Falls In Sunday Opener At Toledo

The Salem 12u fell in their opening game on Sunday in Toledo to Newton 12-0. Jaxon Ward, Kyler King and Trenton Shelton had the 3 Salem hits. On Saturday, Salem fell to Newton 8-7 and beat the Rebels 10-5. In the Newton loss, Jaxon Ward and Nicholi Mahrenka drove in 2 runs each with RBI also from Kyler King and Caleb Squibb.
SALEM, IL
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Long-term road construction puts Robinson on a detour

ROBINSON, IL. (WTHI) - Road construction outside of Robinson will have drivers taking a detour. Crews started working on a bridge replacement project on Monday. The roadwork will take place just north of Illinois 33. Illinois Route 1 will close because of this. A posted detour will direct traffic into...
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ALL INVITED OUT TONIGHT

(OLNEY) The Richland County Fair “Spring Crash” Demolition Derby is tonight in the Olney City Park, starting at 7:00. With the grandstand tickets priced at $10 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and under, there will be a beer tent, pork burgers and brats on sale, plus other food vendors, a 50/50 raffle, and more. All the proceeds will benefit this year’s Richland County Fair. For more on the rules, go to richlandcountyfair.org.
OLNEY, IL
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City Council to Hold Special Meeting to Appoint an Acting Mayor

(Robinson) – The Robinson City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday evening to appoint an acting mayor. Robinson Mayor, Roger Pethtel, announced his resignation last week. Pethtel became Mayor of Robinson in 2009 after being appointed following the death of former Mayor, Gary Davis. Pethtel was re-elected just over a year ago by a small three-vote margin beating Challenger, Mike Shimer, 408 to 405. The City Council will meet tomorrow evening at 7 pm in a closed executive session to accept the resignation of Pethtel, and select and appoint an acting mayor.
ROBINSON, IL
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Robinson Unit 2 Board to Look Band Program Changes

(Robinson) – The Robinson Unit 2 Board will look at changes to the band program when they meet tonight. On the agenda in “New Business,” the board will review proposed changes to the band program, approve a bid for the Lincoln Grade School roof replacement, design work on the parking project, hear the presentation of the Fiscal Year 2022 budget, and set a budget hearing date. The Unit 4 Board meets this afternoon at 5:30 pm at the Central Office.
ROBINSON, IL
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SIGNUP DEADLINE / 5:00PM SUNDAY

(OLNEY) A reminder that local and area students, age 16 and older, interested in serving others while learning more about healthcare careers firsthand, have until 5:00 tomorrow afternoon to get an application turned in for the Carle RMH summer volunteer program. Interested students will be required to participate in an interview, provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (two weeks past final dose), complete a background check, and attend general volunteer orientation, plus training for the department where volunteering. Student volunteers are needed in several areas at Carle RMH, including The East Street Boutique, Patient Escorts, Same Day Surgery Waiting Room, Medical/Surgical & Intensive Care Units, Emergency Department, Cataract Surgery Waiting Room, Extended Care, and Victory Garden. Applications for high school or college volunteers are online at carle.org/Giving/Where-to-Volunteer/Volunteering-at-Carle-richland-memorial-hospital. If any questions, contact the Carle Richland Volunteer Services office by calling 618-395-6088.
OLNEY, IL
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Fatal Accident in Jasper County

A Newton man was killed in a crash in Jasper County last night. According to the Illinois State Police, 24-year-old Jarrett Zumbahlen was northbound on northbound on North 775th Street at County Road 1200 North when his car left the roadway and struck a tree. He died at the scene. The investigation continues.
JASPER COUNTY, IL
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2022 SEASON STARTS NEXT WEEK

(OLNEY) The Richland County Farmer’s Market will begin another season next week with plans to be available twice a week, but with new shorter hours. Set up every Tuesday and Friday under the pole barns in the Olney City Park, the Farmer’s Market will be open each of the two days from 10:00 to 2:00, starting next Tuesday. To kick things off, expect plenty of Scherer’s asparagus, some baked goods, and maybe more next week with more varieties of fruit and vegetables expected as the growing season continues in the days & weeks ahead.
OLNEY, IL
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Storm Chasers 13u Head To Olney Tournament This weekend

In travel baseball, the SC 13u Storm Chasers will take a break from their GMB Tournament schedule when they head to Olney this weekend. SC is 11-4 on the season and has won 3 straight tournaments. They will play today at 9 against the Olney Blaze and again at 1 against the Central Illinois Velocity with elimination bracket play tomorrow.
OLNEY, IL
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AREA FRIDAY RESULTS (5/13/22)

(OLNEY) in High School Baseball – — * Olney was idle. the 9-15 (3-5) Tigers are back in action Monday at Teutopolis. (NEWTON) in High School Baseball – — * Newton was idle. the 22-6 (6-1) Eagles will host Brownstown/St. Elmo next Monday. it will be...
OLNEY, IL
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Hutsonville School Board has Routine Agenda

(Hutsonville) – The Hutsonville Unit 1 Board meets tonight and they have a handful of items on their agenda. In “New Business,” they will adopt a tentative amended budget resolution for 2021-2022, direct the Superintendent to prepare the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget, approve a pair of insurance options, renew OPPA Food Management for the 2022-2023 school year, and approve BOE meeting dates. The Hutsonville Unit 1 Board meets this evening at 7 pm. There will be a Driver’s Education public hearing at 6:45 pm.
HUTSONVILLE, IL
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