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Lawrence County unemployment rate drops slightly

By Randy Harrison
| November 28, 2022

Lawrence County unemployment dropped slightly between September and October but remained steady in comparision to a year earlier.

New Hebron announces first trimester honor roll

November 23, 2022

New Hebron Christian School has announced its list of students who earned honors during the first trimester of the 2022-23 school year.

Illinois hunters harvest more than 52,000 deer during first weekend of Illinois firearm season

November 23, 2022

Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 52,354 deer during the first weekend of the Illinois firearm deer season Nov. 18-20.

USDA seeks crop information

By Randy Harrison
| November 23, 2022

As the 2022 growing season officially comes to an end, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National...

CROP Walk provides aid to local families

November 22, 2022

The 2022 Lawrence County CROP Walk, that was held recently, brought in a total of $11,242 to help families in Lawrence County.

Cute children playing instruments in a marching band parade, EPS 8 vector illustration

Elks to hold annual Parade of Lights on Dec. 3

By Crystal Wimberly
| November 21, 2022

The Lawrenceville Elks Lodge #1208 will hold its annual Parade of Lights on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m.

Unit 20 looks to increase health services to students, staff

By Crystal Wimberly
| November 21, 2022

The Community Unit School District #20 Board of Education met in regular session on Nov. 16 in the library at Lawrenceville High School where the board was updated on plans from the Lawrence County Health Department that would offer increased health services to the students and staff in the district.

Tickets still available for Eagles tribute

By Randy Harrison
| November 22, 2022

Whether you’ve been up and down this highway, out riding fences or just eating your lunch all by you...

IECC approves tax levy, Marathon agreement

By Randy Harrison
| November 21, 2022

Financial matters were on the agenda for most recent meeting of the Illinois Eastern Community Colle...

Unit 10 board reviews curriculum updates, approves maintenance projects

By Crystal Wimberly
| November 18, 2022

The Red Hill Community Unit School District #10 Board of Education met in regular session on Nov. 17 where the board approved bids for the HVAC repairs at Bridgeport Grade School as well as the door project at Red Hill Jr./Sr. High School.

Lawrence County Fish and Loaves accepting donations this holiday season

By Crystal Wimberly
| November 18, 2022

The Lawrence County Fish and Loaves program, which provides food products for students to utilize throughout the weekends and holidays when school is not in session, is reminding citizens that when looking for a way to give back this holiday season, consider donating to the program to help feed the children in Lawrence County.

Red Hill Lady Salukis to hold pancake breakfast

November 18, 2022

The Red Hill Lady Salukis basketball team will hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 8-11 a.m. at the Lawrenceville Moose Family Center in Lawrenceville.

County board chairman Jim Brewer (left) is shown presenting outgoing board member David White with a certificate of appreciation for his years of service to the county. White has served as the representative of District 6 for the past 12 years. He chose not to seek reelection.

County board passes budget, bids farewell to White

By Crystal Wimberly
| November 18, 2022

The Lawrence County Board met in regular session on Nov. 16 in the board room at the Lawrence County Courthouse where the board said goodbye to long-time board member David White, who chose not to seek reelection.

Lawrenceville High School held an induction ceremony on Nov. 14 where 16 students were inducted into the National Honor Society. Pictured, front row, from left, are: Shayla Mills, Hayley Goff, Maya Mullins, Molly Lyle, Hadley Rucker, Gracie Stallings, Reese Tracy and Emily Bellville. Back row, from left, are: Kyle Davis, faculty advisor, Nathaniel Blackwell, Serena Buchanan, Jacob Hendricks, Jack Patterson, Bryant Jenkins, Landon Sanders, Kaitlynn Sampson, Kourtney Kasinger and Lance Boldt, LHS principal. The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization for high school students in the United States and outlying territories, which consists of many chapters in high schools. Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service and character.

LHS inducts 16 into National Honor Society

November 17, 2022

Lawrenceville High School held an induction ceremony on Nov. 14 where 16 students were inducted into the National Honor Society.

City workers tear down abandoned houses within the city. The City of Lawrenceville plans to continue the process of demolishing more structures as Mayor David Courtney works to clean up neighborhoods across town.

City of Lawrenceville actively cleans up problem properties

November 17, 2022

With the swing of a backhoe shovel, the City of Lawrenceville actively began an effort to beautify neighborhoods by tearing down abandoned or burnt homes.

Flat Rock fire fighters accepting Toys-4-Tots applications

November 17, 2022

The Flat Rock Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the annual Toys-4-Tots Christmas gifts distribution.

City of Lawrenceville passes tax levy, continues to beautify city

By Crystal Wimberly
| November 14, 2022

The Lawrenceville City Council met in regular session on Nov. 10 where the council passed its annual tax levy at a cost of $562,250, which is a 4.9% increase from last year.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #2244 held its annual Veterans Day ceremony on the Lawrence County Courthouse square in Lawrenceville at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, Veterans Day. The ceremony paid tribute to those who have served and the Quilts of Valor program presented 12 quilts to local veterans. Those honored during the ceremony were: Tommy Gene Vaught, who served our country during the Vietnam War, 1959-1980 in the United States Air Force; Frank Medlin, who served our country during the Vietnam War, 1968-1970 in the United States Army; Dewey Eagleson, who served our country during the Korean War, 1954-1955 in the United States Army; Jerry Ash, who served our country during the Persian Gulf War, 1988-1992 in the United States Army; David Karns, who served our country in the Vietnam War, 1970-1972 in the United States Army; Ron Green, who served our country during the Vietnam War, 1967-1973 in the United States Navy; Steve Andrews, who served our country during the Vietnam War, 1969-1971 in the United States Army; Jackson Glosser, who served our country in the Vietnam War, 1970-1982 in the United States Army; John King, who served our country during the Vietnam War, 1969-1976 in the United States Air Force; Roger Nelms, who served our country during the Vietnam War, 1965-1966 in the United States Marine Corps; George Phillips, who served our country during the Vietnam War, 1966-1969 in the United States Army; and William Chet Lewis, who served our country in Desert Storm, Somalia, Okinawa, Kuwait and Iraq, 1974-2004 in the United States Marine Corp. Each quilt is an expression of gratitude to thank and comfort each veteran awarded. The quilt unequivocally says “thank you” for their service, sacrifice and valor in serving our nation.

VFW honors local veterans, Quilts of Valor presented

November 14, 2022

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #2244 held its annual Veterans Day ceremony on the Lawrence County Courthouse square in Lawrenceville at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

Lawrenceville High School held its annual Veteran’s Day celebration in the gymnasium on Nov. 10 where the LHS band played the National Anthem while the LHS choir (above) sang “In Flanders Fields” and “Blades of Grass and Pure White Stones.” Poems were read by FFA members Kenzie Gray, Carly O’Dell and Karleigh Shick.

LHS honors veterans with annual program

November 14, 2022

Lawrenceville High School held its annual Veteran’s Day celebration in the gymnasium on Nov. 10 where United States Marine officer Chester Lewis addressed the crowd of students with a message of honor, strength and encouragement.

Second grade students at Bridgeport Grade School held a program on Nov. 10 that honored all veterans for Veteran’s Day. The students sang a variety of patriotic songs and read poems during the event.

BGS second grade students honor veterans

November 14, 2022

Second grade students at Bridgeport Grade School held a program on Nov. 10 that honored all veterans for Veteran’s Day.


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