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Lawrence County 4-H offers November activity

October 20, 2021

LAWRENCEVILLE — If you are a current 4-H member, or an individual looking for a fun activity and are between the ages of five and 18, you are welcome to join the fun of learning about all things DNA with Lawrence County 4-H.

VU Theatre Arts program is welcoming back live audiences with ‘Clue: The Musical’

October 20, 2021

VINCENNES, Ind. — Seeing the light reflect off of someone’s glasses, hearing a gasp of air leave someone’s breath, always aware the audience is there but never seeing them fully, as the light blinds your view of them.

Lawrence Public Library to hold annual Halloween book giveaway

By Crystal Wimberly
| October 20, 2021

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Lawrence Public Library, 814 12th Street in Lawrenceville, is holding its annual Halloween Book Giveaway the last week of October.

Impact of plant closing on IECC should be minimal

By Randy Harrison
| October 20, 2021

The shuttering of the former Ameren Energy power plant at Newton will have a minimal impact on Illin...

Law enforcement report: Oct. 12 - Oct. 18

October 19, 2021

The following is a list of vehicle accidents and arrests within Lawrence County for the dates of Oct. 12 - Oct. 18.

Lawrence County Courthouse news

October 19, 2021

The following is a list of marriage licenses, dismissals, fines and land transfers as collected from the Lawrence County Courthouse.

Bridgeport council discusses American Rescue Care Plan funding

By Crystal Wimberly
| October 19, 2021

BRIDGEPORT — The Bridgeport City Council met in regular session on Oct. 12 where the council discussed its plans for use of the American Rescue Care Plan funding the city has received due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

LTC ranks high among online colleges

October 19, 2021

The website “Online Schools Guide” rated Lincoln Trail College as the sixth-best online community co...

Lawrenceville Council approves tax levy

By Crystal Wimberly
| October 19, 2021

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Lawrenceville City Council met in regular session on Oct. 14 where the annual tax levy ordinance was approved unanimously by those in attendance.

In what seems to have become an extended game of hot potato, Lawrenceville High School's football team regained the Oil Field Trophy following their 28-0 win over rival Red Hill Friday night. The teams have alternated wins over the last four games in the series and each team actually has a win this year, as Red Hill won the game during the shortened spring season before Lawrenceville recaptured it. It marked just the second time in the history of the rivalry, with the other time being in 1909. See Sports on page 1B for more pictures and details from this year's rain-soaked contest.

Indians regain Oil Field Trophy

October 18, 2021

In what seems to have become an extended game of hot potato, Lawrenceville High School's football team regained the Oil Field Trophy following their 28-0 win over rival Red Hill Friday night.

Good Samaritan offering Men's Wellness Fair

October 18, 2021

VINCENNES, Ind. — Good Samaritan is offering a Men’s Wellness Fair this November. The event will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at Highland Woods Community Center, located at 1377 S. Hart Street in Vincennes from 7 to 10 a.m. and again from 4 to 6 p.m. (ET). Pre-registration will be required for the event, as space is will be limited to accommodate social distancing.

Retired nurses to hold luncheon

October 18, 2021

BRIDGEPORT — The Lawrence County retired nurses will hold its monthly luncheon on Monday, Oct. 25 at 12:30 p.m. at The Port in Bridgeport.

Karen Waldrup to perform at WVC Oct. 28

October 18, 2021

MOUNT CARMEL — Country singer/songwriter and innovative entrepreneur Karen Waldrup has captivated audiences all over the world through her authenticity, charismatic live performances and her new styling of nostalgic (as well as modern) country music. Her Waldrup Worldwide fan base is 1,000,000 people strong and growing daily. Her online videos have been viewed over 400 million times.

Fall is for feathered friends, fireplaces

October 18, 2021

URBANA — Birdseed and firewood are two common topics that show up every fall. Both take some planning to be successful.

The Lawrenceville Elks Lodge #1208 hosted the Gold Star Mission participants in addition to three families of local fallen service members for a dinner banquet on Sept. 22. The Gold Star Mission 500 is a biking team of primarily veteran and service members bicyclists. The group began its journey on Sept. 21 in Decatur before traveling through Gibson City, Urbana, Paris, Lawrenceville, Mount Carmel, Mount Vernon, Salem, Effingham, Taylorville and Springfield. The intent of the ride was to carry the torch of personal sacrifice in honor of these service members and to carry on their stories, courage and to honor the legacy of their names.

Lawrenceville Elks hosts Gold Star Mission participants

October 18, 2021

The Lawrenceville Elks Lodge #1208 hosted the Gold Star Mission participants in addition to three families of local fallen service members for a dinner banquet on Sept. 22.

Evening Acute Care walk-in appointments only

October 15, 2021

LAWRENCEVILLE — As of Monday, Oct. 18, the Lawrence County Memorial Hospital’s Acute Care Clinic, will be walk-in appointments only for all evening Acute Care/respiratory patients. Patients will be send on a first come, first serve basis.

Indians, Salukis square off in annual Oil Field Trophy Game

By JOSH BROWN
| October 15, 2021

Bragging rights in Lawrence County are on the line once again this week, as rivals Lawrenceville and Red Hill hit the gridiron against each other in the annual Oil Field Trophy Game Friday night at Ed Loeb Field.

Before totally calling it quits, the Lawrenceville Garden Club planted a tree at Lawrenceville City Park commemorating 67 years of city beautification. Four members of the club, plus Fry’s Landscaping, planted the tree which is a Crimson King Maple.  Club members who participated in the tree planting include: (front row, from left), Ann Umfleet, Ellen Brown, Jean Leo and Frances Brinkley. Back row, from left, are: Dave Helderman, from the Lawrenceville Parks Department, along with Ray Hull and Bob Fry, of Fry’s Landscaping.

Garden Club plants tree in city park

October 14, 2021

Before totally calling it quits, the Lawrenceville Garden Club planted a tree at Lawrenceville City Park commemorating 67 years of city beautification.

Don't rake fall leaves, recycle them

October 14, 2021

URBANA — Every fall, an onslaught of leaves drop relentlessly into yards leaving homeowners to rake, bag and haul them out on the curb. But what many don’t know is that those golden-hued leaves are gold in the garden.

Parkside Elementary School in Lawrenceville has named its Students of the Month for September of the 2021-22 school year. Pictured, from left, are: Jase Brown, kindergarten; Roland Padgett, first grade; Kallie Childress, second grade; Jaylyn Thurman, fourth grade; and Alliah Harris, fifth grade. Emmitt Bearden, third grade, is not pictured. The students were presented with a certificate, a pencil and candy.

Parkside names Students of the Month for September

October 14, 2021

Parkside Elementary School in Lawrenceville has named its Students of the Month for September of the 2021-22 school year.


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