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USDA food assistance program re-opens

April 16, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency has reopened signup for the Coronavirus Food ...

Good Sam offers mammogram parties

April 9, 2021

Good Samaritan has announced a new event for women getting their mammograms this April and May.The h...

Unit 20 music students holding fundraiser

March 23, 2021

LAWRENCEVILLE — The fifth grade through 12th grade music students in the Unit 20 school district are...

Blood drive to be held in St. Francisville

March 15, 2021

SAINT FRANCISVILLE — The St. Francisville Community Christian Church will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, March 29 from 3-7 p.m.

LTC adds customer service course

November 23, 2020

Lincoln Trail College will begin offering a new microcertificate that will help train people to better serve customers in January.The new Customer Service Management program is available online and …

USDA seeks final crop production totals

November 19, 2020

As the 2020 growing season officially comes to an end, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is contacting producers nationwide to gather final year-end …

Good Sam seeks COVID information

November 18, 2020

Good Samaritan is asking the community to participate in a survey to gage community perception of the pandemic and the community and hospital response.Good Sam marketing director Tiffany Conover said …

USDA food assistance deadline looms

November 16, 2020

U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 is Dec. 11.This program provides direct relief …

OCC ready for new welding program

November 2, 2020

Olney Central College is ready for the startup of its new welding and fabrication associate’s degree next fall with the completion of a new state-of-the-art lab and classroom at the West …

VFW scholarship contests seek participants

October 28, 2020

For students looking for scholarships to help lessen the financial burden college brings, it’s not too late to participate in the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy and …

Concealed carry course offered

October 21, 2020

Persons interested in obtaining an Illinois Concealed Carry License can enroll in the next Concealed Carry course being offered by Illinois Eastern Community Colleges.The course is 6 to 10 p.m. …

Illinois' Chancellor Jones elected trustee of National 4-H Council Board

September 29, 2020

URBANA, Ill. – University of Illinois Chancellor Robert Jones was recently elected to the National 4-H Council Board of Trustees. Jones joins celebrity chef and author Carla Hall as new trustees for the national youth development organization of which they are alums. Both share a passion for diversity in agriculture and food equity and will further support the organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Illinois 15 bridge work at Mount Carmel set

September 29, 2020

MOUNT CARMEL – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that routine maintenance of the bridge that carries Illinois 15 over the Wabash River at Mount Carmel begins the week of Oct. 5.

Illinois fall trout season begins Oct. 17

September 28, 2020

SPRINGFIELD — The 2020 Illinois Fall Trout Fishing Season opens Saturday, Oct. 17 at more than 50 ponds, lakes, and streams throughout the state.

Child Passenger Safety Week: Ideal time to use resources and check proper seat and safety restraints

September 21, 2020

CHICAGO — In recognition of Child Passenger Safety Week, the Illinois Department of Transportation is reminding parents and caregivers that state law requires children to ride in a child safety seat until age 8 and rear-facing until age 2. Proper restraint in a car or booster seat is the best way to protect a child from serious injury or death in the event of a crash.

SIU law school students coordinating voter drive

September 15, 2020

CARBONDALE, Ill. — SIU School of Law students are coordinating a four-day voter registration drive in Carbondale this week as part of a national effort to register eligible voters ahead of the Nov. 3 general election.

Eddy named interim boss at Lincoln Trail College

September 11, 2020

Robinson, Ill. — Roger Eddy will assume the role as the Interim President at Lincoln Trail College on October 1. He takes over for Dr. Ryan Gower who was selected as the Chancellor for Illinois Eastern Community Colleges in May.

Lottery ticekts to support Alzheimer’s Association Illinois

September 11, 2020

CHICAGO - This month, the Illinois Lottery launched an inaugural specialty ticket that provides 100% of its profits to the Alzheimer’s Association Illinois.

Recipients Landmarks Illinois Awards announced

September 9, 2020

CHICAGO – Landmarks Illinois is excited to announce the nine recipients of the 2020 Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards. The annual awards program, now in its 27th year, honors exceptional historic preservation projects and the people saving important places in Illinois.

IDOT, ISP, local police work to stop drunk and drugged driving over Labor Day

September 3, 2020

SPRINGFIELD – As we head into the final big weekend of summer, the Illinois Department of Transportation is reminding motorists that drunk and drugged driving is literally a matter of life or …


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Law enforcement report: April 14 - April 20

April 20, 2021

The following is a list of arrests and vehicle accidents within Lawrence County for the dates of April 14 - April 20.

The second annual 5k/10k Valerie Stevens Memorial Scholarship run, held in honor of Valerie Stevens, was held on April 17 at Lanterman Park in Bridgeport. Despite the rain, a large number of participants turned out to support the event. All proceeds from the race will be used towards scholarships for Red Hill High School and Lawrenceville High School seniors.

Second annual 5k/10k Valerie Stevens Memorial Scholarship run held in Lanterman Park

April 20, 2021

 The second annual 5k/10k Valerie Stevens Memorial Scholarship run, held in honor of Valerie Stevens, was held on April 17 at Lanterman Park in Bridgeport.

ISAC names 2021-22 Illinois State Scholars

April 19, 2021

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) has announced the 2021-22 Illinois State Scholars. These top performing students are selected annually based on their ACT or SAT exams and sixth semester class rank and are recognized for their exceptional academic achievement. Illinois State Scholars rank in approximately the top 10% of graduates from Illinois high schools.