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Nuclear chemist to speak at local church

By Angela Downing
| September 28, 2022

The New and Used Curriculum and the Free Methodist Church in Lawrenceville are hosting an event on Saturday, Oct. 8 that welcomes Dr. Jay Wile to speak to the public.

The Sumner Fall Festival returned in 2022 and as in the past, the Saturday afternoon parade was a highlight drawing a large crowd. The parade was led by the Lawrenceville VFW Post #2244 members presenting the colors of our nation.

Sumner Fall Festival parade draws large crowd

September 28, 2022

The Sumner Fall Festival returned in 2022 and as in the past, the Saturday afternoon parade was a highlight drawing a large crowd.

OCC Theater now offering scholarships

September 28, 2022

Olney Central College Theater is now offering scholarships for students interested in performing arts. Available to incoming and current Olney Central College students, these scholarships will now be offered each year.

The demolition of two buildings on State Street in Lawrenceville has begun and city officials expect the work to be complete by the end of the week. The properties at 1107 and 1109 State Street collapsed on Aug. 11 and portions of State Street and 11th Street have been closed to traffic since. The property owners were initially given 15 days to clean up the rubble which both property owners failed to do. The City of Lawrenceville took the matter to the Lawrence Circuit Court on Sept. 9 where the city was granted the authorization to demolish the buildings; that process began on Sept. 26.

Demolition of State Street buildings begins

September 27, 2022

The demolition of two buildings on State Street in Lawrenceville has begun and city officials expect the work to be complete by the end of the week.

Wheat planting begins

By Randy Harrison
| September 28, 2022

Winter wheat planting is underway in Illinois.Wheat planting has reached 1 percent, according to the...

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Red Hill quarterback Hayden Arbuckle (12) lets go of a pass during Saturday's game against Oblong-Palestine-Hutsonville in Oblong. Arbuckle completed nine passes for 234 yards and five touchdowns for the Salukis in their 59-14 win. Josh Brown | Daily Record

Salukis roll past Oblong-Palestine-Hutsonville, 59-14

By JOSH BROWN
| September 27, 2022

OBLONG –– Things started a little shaky Saturday afternoon, but Red Hill High School’s football team quickly righted the ship and the Salukis were able to roll to a big victory over Oblong-Palestine-Hutsonville. The Salukis put themselves in a couple of tough spots early, but 46 unanswered points spanning from the middle of the first quarter to the middle of the third led to a 59-14 victory.

Indians fall short at Casey-Westfield, 12-6

By JOSH BROWN
| September 27, 2022

CASEY –– Points were hard to come by on a rain-soaked Sinclair-Vidoni Field Friday night and unfortunately for Lawrenceville High School’s football team, that resulted in another defeat. The Indians could not muster much offensively in their Little Illini Conference game at Casey-Westfield and came out on the short end of a 12-6 loss in the contest that featured rain falling steadily throughout most of it.

Lawrenceville's Emily Bellville (22) sets the ball, while teammates Kourtney Sholders (21) and Hope Senger (3) wait for their turn to hit during a match at the Hutsonville Invitational Saturday. The Lady Indians went 2-2 on the day to finish fifth out of eight teams, then followed up with a win over county rival Red Hill on Monday. Josh Brown | Daily Record

Lady Indians 5th at Hutsonville Invitational

By JOSH BROWN
| September 28, 2022

Seven matches in the span of six days netted three wins and four losses for Lawrenceville High School’s volleyball team recently.

Red Hill's Austin Fisher (5) sets the ball, while teammate Julia Buchanan (15) gets in position for her chance to hit during a match at the Hutsonville Invitational Saturday. The Lady Salukis dropped all four matches in the tournament to remain winless on the season. Josh Brown | Daily Record

Lady Salukis still searching for first win

By JOSH BROWN
| September 27, 2022

While the latest stretch has been competitive at times, Red Hill High School’s volleyball team is still searching for its first win of the season. The Lady Salukis have played 12 matches over the past two weeks and they were unable to come out on top in any of them.

Youth football teams post mixed results

By JOSH BROWN
| September 27, 2022

Splits were the name of the game for youth football teams from Lawrence County that were in action over the weekend.

Golfers wrap up regular season

By JOSH BROWN
| September 27, 2022

Three matches in a week brought the regular season to a close for Lawrence County’s high school golf team and with it came mixed results.

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