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Portions of two buildings fell to the ground on Thursday afternoon on the Lawrence County Courthouse square. Early reports indicate that the roof of the old Yosowitz building located on State Street fell in which caused portions of the Tykal’s Bar building to also collapse, including the upper deck of the outside of the building. The Yosowitz building is unoccupied. Patrons were inside the building of Tykal’s but no injuries have been reported. A portion of State Street, between 11th and 12th streets has been closed for public safety at this time. Those traveling are encouraged to avoid the area.

Buildings collapse on courthouse square

August 11, 2022

Portions of two buildings fell to the ground on Thursday afternoon on the Lawrence County Courthouse square.

St. Mary's Church Picnic set for Sept. 4

August 11, 2022

St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church will hold its 185th annual Pre-Labor Day Church Picnic on Sunday, Sept. 4 in Sainte Marie.

Marshall City Band performs Friday

August 10, 2022

The Marshall City Band will perform its last concert of the 147th concert season this Friday on the Clark County Courthouse lawn at 8 p.m., under the direction of Heather Setzer.

Think Pink continues to support the Good Samaritan Breast Care Center

August 10, 2022

The Think Pink group, based out of Robinson, continues to raise funds for the Good Samaritan Breast Care Center to assist patients who need help paying for a breast cancer screening. Since 2010, the group has raised more than $100,000 to support Good Samaritan patients.

The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting on Saturday at Glamour Allure, located just south of Lawrenceville in the old Lawrenceville Greenhouses location, 2415 State Street. The business is owned by Lanell Mallory who celebrated the ribbon cutting with several friends and family on hand, as well as members of the Chamber. The store offers many different types of hair, hair dyes, shampoos, conditioners, relaxers, edge control, wigs, bundles, eyelashes and hair accessories. Store hours are: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m.

Glamour Allure holds ribbon cutting on Saturday

August 9, 2022

The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting on Saturday at Glamour Allure, located just south of Lawrenceville in the old Lawrenceville Greenhouses location, 2415 State Street.

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Red Hill High School's football team got some live reps in during their first official practice of the season Monday evening. Fall sports across the state of Illinois officially opened their seasons Monday, as the IHSA allowed practices to officially begin. The Salukis – who will compete as an independent in football this season after leaving the Little Illini Conference – are preparing for their season opener, which is set for Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. at Cerro Gordo. Crystal Wimberly | Daily Record

High school practices officially begin

August 10, 2022

PJHS softball drops opener to Paris Mayo

By JOSH BROWN
| August 10, 2022

LAWRENCEVILLE –– The first game of the season was a rough one for Parkview Junior High School’s softball team. The Lady Braves opened their season at home against Paris Mayo Monday and suffered an 11-1 loss.

Lawrence County Youth Football kicked off its inaugural season by participating in a preseason "Jamboree" at Palestine Saturday (Aug. 6). The league has players from both Lawrenceville and Red Hill school districts competing on the teams, which include 7th/8th, 5th/6th and 3rd/4th. Above, the 7th/8th grade team is pictured, while below is the 5th/6th grade team after they finished competing in Palestine. Lawrence County will open the regular season Saturday (Aug. 13), when they host Newton at Ed Loeb Field in Lawrenceville. The 5th/6th grade game is slated to kick off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the 7th/8th grade game around 7:30 p.m. Contributed photos

Lawrence County Youth Football set to open season

August 10, 2022

Recent Lawrenceville High School graduate Shaina Hyre recently signed her letter-of-intent to continue her wrestling career at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Hyre, who won 108 matches in her four years as a member of the Lawrence County high school wrestling team, is pictured alongside assistant coach Randy Hawkins (left), her father and head coach Sam Hyre (right) and mother, Mickie (far right). Contributed photo

Lawrenceville’s Hyre to wrestle at Wisconsin-Stevens Point

By JOSH BROWN
| August 5, 2022

LAWRENCEVILLE –– Girls wrestling is growing every year and Lawrence County has become a hotbed for not only girl wrestlers, but quality girls wrestling.

Lawrence County's Mattey Sanders slides safely across home plate ahead of the throw during a game against St. Mathews, Ky., during the Cal Ripken 12-year-old Ohio Valley Regional in Crown Point, Ind., recently. Sanders was a stalwart offensively for Lawrence County, posting nine hits, six runs scored and four runs batted in over four games in the tournament. Lawrence County finished the tournament with a 2-2 record, as they advanced to the final six of the 12-team field before losing in first round of the single-elimination tournament. Contributed photo

Cal Ripken 12s end run at Ohio Valley Regional

By JOSH BROWN
| August 5, 2022

CROWN POINT, IND. –– The run finally came to an end for Lawrence County’s Cal Ripken 12-year-old all-star baseball team at the Ohio Valley Regional Tournament, but not before the local squad made it to the final six.

Extreme Softball of Flat Rock's 12-under travel softball team won the USSSA Great Lakes Nationals tournament in Evansville recently. Extreme went 9-0 during the week-long tournament, outscoring their opponents 70-13 in the process. Team members include: (front L-R) Laney Scherer (Haubstadt, Ind.), Olivia Lewis (Vincennes), Braelyn Gladish (Vincennes), Jaclyn Miller (Vincennes) and Klaira Strohm (Robinson). In back are: (L-R) coach Eric Gladish (Vincennes), Paige Wagner (Newton), Gracie Alumbaugh (Palestine), Tensley Dunlap (Flat Rock), Kinli Michl (Dieterich), Eva Brashear (Flat Rock), Danika Phillips (West Salem), Jocelyn Tuley (Poseyville, Ind.), coach Nichole Dunlap (Flat Rock) and coach Bill Gartner (Lawrenceville). Contributed photo

Extreme teams bring home hardware from USSSA Great Lakes Nationals

By JOSH BROWN
| July 21, 2022

EVANSVILLE –– Five teams from the Extreme travel softball organization based in Flat Rock competed at the USSSA Great Lakes Nationals in Evansville last week and they all brought home some hardware, whether it was individual or team-based.

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