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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.

ICC reminds Illinoisans to call 8-1-1 (JULIE) before digging

April 19, 2021

SPRINGFIELD — April is National Safe Digging Month. The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) is reminding homeowners and excavators to call 811 before beginning any outdoor project that requires digging. 

Fatal traffic accident occurs in Allison Township

April 18, 2021

The Illinois State Police District 12 has released a preliminary report regarding a two unit fatal traffic accident that occurred on US Route 50 westbound, just east of Illinois Route 33 in Allison Township, Lawrence County, on April 16 at 1:26 p.m.

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 ...

Hasewinkle awarded Farm Bureau Foundation scholarship
The Lawrence County Farm Bureau Foundation has awarded a scholarship to graduating Red Hill High School senior Abigail Hasewinkle. Hasewinkle plans to attend Maryville University and study physical therapy. She is the daughter of Ralph and Kristine Hasewinkle.  Contributed photo

Hasewinkle awarded Farm Bureau Foundation scholarship

April 16, 2021

The Lawrence County Farm Bureau Foundation has awarded a scholarship to graduating Red Hill High School senior Abigail Hasewinkle. Hasewinkle plans to attend Maryville University and study physical therapy. She is the daughter of Ralph and Kristine Hasewinkle.

Baccalaureate service set for April 25 at LHS

April 16, 2021

LAWRENCEVILLE — A Baccalaureate service has been planned for students at Lawrenceville High School on Sunday, April 25 at 5 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.

Women in the Outdoors to hold pet food drive/bake sale on Saturday

April 16, 2021

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Women in the Outdoors is hosting a bake sale and pet food and supply drive on Saturday, April 17 from 8 a.m. to noon (CST) at the Lawrence County Ace Hardware.

LHS prepares to celebrate Homecoming Week

By Crystal Wimberly
| April 16, 2021

LAWRENCEVILLE — Although Homecoming Week is usually celebrated in the fall, Lawrenceville High School is preparing to celebrate its Homecoming for the 2020-21 school year in April.

Parkside Elementary School in Lawrenceville has named its Students of the Month for March of the 2020-21 school year. Pictured, from left, are: Makenna Seed, kindergarten; Bella Watts, first grade; Easton Baker, third grade; Libby Darnold, fourth grade; and Khloey Garcia, fifth grade. Not pictured is Hadley Kolb, second grade. The students were presented with a certificate, a free drink from Sip It, a pencil and candy.

Parkside names Students of the Month for March

April 15, 2021

Parkside Elementary School in Lawrenceville has named its Students of the Month for March of the 2020-21 school year.

Lawrence Public Library announces new books for April

April 15, 2021

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Lawrence Public Library, 814 12th Street in Lawrenceville, has announced its list of new books for April of 2021.

Bridgeport Mayor conducts last meeting of term

By Crystal Wimberly
| April 14, 2021

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Bridgeport City Council met in regular session on April 13 where outgoing Mayor Michael Crask reflected on his term as Bridgeport mayor after choosing not to seek re-election.

Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous in search of food booth vendors

April 14, 2021

VINCENNES, Ind. — The Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous Food Booth Chair Kevin Baxter has issued a public appeal for additional food booths for the annual Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous which is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend, May 29-30.

Boaters urged to review safety requirements early

April 14, 2021

SPRINGFIELD — Boaters are heading out on the water on pleasant spring days, and Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Conservation Police are reminding boat owners and operators to check their watercraft and their safety checklist to avoid encountering problems on Illinois lakes and rivers this boating season.

Illinois Department of Public Health pauses use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

April 13, 2021

SPRINGFIELD – In accordance with recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) will pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine out of an abundance of caution.  The CDC and FDA are reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine.

Law enforcement report: April 7 - April 12

April 13, 2021

The following is a list of local arrests and traffic accidents in Lawrence County for April 7 - April 12.

ERBA offering college scholarships to eligible individuals

April 12, 2021

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Embarras River Basin Agency, Inc. (ERBA), in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) through the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), will have scholarships available for income eligible individuals who want to attend college this fall.

The American Legion Auxiliary Lawrence Unit 28 delivered Easter baskets to veterans at Heritage House in Hutsonville, Aperion Care in Bridgeport and the United Methodist Village in Lawrenceville. Veterans at the Heritage House received $5 McDonald's gift cards, an Easter card, a chocolate bunny and other assorted candy. Veterans at Aperion Care and UMV received a large chocolate bunny, a solar bunny, a plush Easter bunny, an Easter card and other assorted candy. Illinois Department President Sue Conniff Coughlin of the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Illinois assisted in payment of the Easter baskets. The activity departments at the facilities delivered the baskets. Pictured, outside the Heritage House, with several veterans are: President Beverly Sheley, Rose Hart, Joanne Fritch and Leona Thacker.

Legion Auxiliary delivers Easter baskets to veterans

April 12, 2021

The American Legion Auxiliary Lawrence Unit 28 delivered Easter baskets to veterans at Heritage House in Hutsonville, Aperion Care in Bridgeport and the United Methodist Village in Lawrenceville.

City of Lawrenceville to flush distribution lines

April 12, 2021

LAWRENCEVILLE — The City of Lawrenceville will begin flushing the distribution lines throughout the city on Monday, April 19. Flushing will continue throughout the week.


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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.