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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.

Kid’s Shopping Day serves 415 Lawrence County students

August 9, 2022

Kid’s Shopping Day of Lawrence County was held on Aug. 6 and volunteers with the program provided 415 students with school supplies and new clothes in preparation for the upcoming 2022-23 school year which begins next week. Local hair stylists were also on hand and provided 115 students with fresh haircuts.

American Legion Auxiliary Illinois State President Patti Williamson is shown presenting an award to Lawrence Unit 28 President Beverly Sheley.

Legion auxiliary members attend state convention

August 8, 2022

President Beverly Sheley and Chaplain Rose Hart were delegates to the 101st American Legion Auxiliary State Convention in Springifield.

Vendor applications being accepted for Heath HarvestFest

By Crystal Wimberly
| August 8, 2022

The annual Heath Harvestfest will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1 and vendor applications are now being accepted for the event.

Pair of fatal traffic crashes occur in Clark County

August 8, 2022

A pair of fatal traffic accidents occurred in Clark County over the weekend as reported by the Illinois State Police.

Doug Harlan

Harlan's leadership expands to 48 counties

August 8, 2022

Doug Harlan’s leadership has guided University of Illinois Extension staff in central Illinois for more than 20 years. Now, Harlan will oversee Extension programs in the state’s lower 48 central and southern counties, serving as Extension assistant director for the over 100 year organization.

One sent to IDOC in Lawrence Circuit Court

August 5, 2022

State’s Attorney Michael M. Strange announced that on Friday, Aug. 5, Trytton K.E. Jarvis, 25, Olney, pled guilty to a charge of unlawful possession of methamphetamine, a class 3 felony.

Lawrence County day at the state fair Aug. 12

By Crystal Wimberly
| August 5, 2022

Lawrence County 4-H members who earned a state fair ribbon during the recent Lawrence County 4-H Fair held at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds in Sumner, will get the chance to show their projects at the Illinois State Fair on Friday, Aug. 12.

An International, the brand featured at this year's Oblong Antique Tractor and Engine Show, prepares to participate in the 2021 show's tractor pull. Randy Harrison | Daily News

Oblong tractor show Aug. 12-14

By Randy Harrison
| August 9, 2022

The 36th annual Oblong Antique Tractor and Engine Show is Friday through Sunday at the Crawford Coun...

Lilah Johnson shows off her rabbit to the bidders at the Lawrence County 4-H Livestock Auction held Thursday in the main livestock arena at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds. Johnson was one of several 4-H members who auctioned off their rabbits during the event. Johnson’s rabbit sold for $500 to Moore Farms. The auction ended the 4-H portion of the fair. The Lawrence County Jr. Fair will present go-kart races in the grandstands on Friday at 7 p.m., weather permitting.

Annual Livestock Auction concludes 4-H Fair Week

August 5, 2022

Lilah Johnson shows off her rabbit to the bidders at the Lawrence County 4-H Livestock Auction held Thursday in the main livestock arena at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds.

Green scholarships presented at Red Hill

August 4, 2022

The 2022 Green Charter scholarships were presented to 11 local students during a ceremony at Red Hill Jr./Sr. High School in Bridgeport on July 25.

Lawrence County police report

August 4, 2022

The following is a list of arrests and accidents occurring within Lawrence County for the dates of July 23 - July 31.

Lindsey Wirth takes her turn in the livestock arena at the Lawrence County 4-H and Jr. Fair’s beef show on Tuesday. Wirth, along with several other 4-H members, showed their prize winning cattle to the judges before a grand champion was announced. The annual 4-H Livestock Auction will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday in the main arena at the fairgrounds.

4-H fair continues with beef show

August 4, 2022

Lindsey Wirth takes her turn in the livestock arena at the Lawrence County 4-H and Jr. Fair’s beef show on Tuesday.

Unemployment down in Lawrence County

By Randy Harrison
| August 2, 2022

Unemployment in Lawrence County dropped again in June, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security. In fact, all area Illinois counties dropped from both a year earlier and in May. Indiana counties, however, posted lower numbers than in 2021, but were all slightly higher than the previous month.

2021 Lawrence County final multiplier announced

August 2, 2022

Lawrence County has been issued a final property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to David Harris, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue.

July brought its typical calamity in Illinois

August 2, 2022

Rain inundated the south-central and northern parts of Illinois in July, causing flooding, according to Illinois State Climatologist Trent Ford at the University of Illinois’ Illinois State Water Survey.

Past and present Lawrence County Junior Fair Board members participated in a ribbon cutting Sunday in honor of 50 years on Route 50. The presentation announced a time capsule that will be available for people to place objects in during fair week and will be closed and reopened in 50 years.

Ribbon cutting kicks off Lawrence County Junior Fair

August 1, 2022

Past and present Lawrence County Junior Fair Board members participated in a ribbon cutting Sunday in honor of 50 years on Route 50.

Lawrence County held its queen contest Saturday evening as part of the Lawrence County 4-H and Junior Fair. The winners were (from left) Little Miss, Katie Glasser; Miss Lawrence County, Lianna Hasewinkle; and Jr. Miss, Emma Jo Arbuckle. The queens were present during the ribbon cutting ceremony Sunday and will be presiding over the fair activities throughout the week.

Lawrence County fair queens named for 2022

August 1, 2022

Lawrence County held its queen contest Saturday evening as part of the Lawrence County 4-H and Junior Fair.


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