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Toyota Boshoku Illinois employees visited Lawrenceville City Hall on May 13 to help plant flowers at the facility in an effort to help beautify the City of Lawrenceville. The employees are shown above with Mayor David Courtney.

TBIL employees help beautify city

May 19, 2022

Toyota Boshoku Illinois employees visited Lawrenceville City Hall on May 13 to help plant flowers at the facility in an effort to help beautify the City of Lawrenceville.

LCMH to host blood drive on June 1

May 19, 2022

Lawrence County Memorial Hospital, along with Aperion Care in Bridgeport, will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, June 1 from noon to 6 p.m. in the LCMH Primary Care Clinic basement.

Shane Gray and his granddaughter Nicole (center), along with two SIU dignitaries, are shown at the SIU graduation ceremony that Shane waited 52 years to attend. Gray didn't let anything stand in his way and his granddaughter pulled off the surprise of having them graduate together.

Some things are worth a 52 year wait

By Angela Downing
| May 19, 2022

Many people think of a graduation ceremony as a rite of passage, but when an event happens that cancels it, you may just shrug it off and think it just wasn’t your time.  Sometimes you may have to wait 52 years.

Two sent to IDOC

May 19, 2022

State’s Attorney Michael M. Strange announced that on May 18, two local residents were sentenced in Lawrence County Court.

IECC board adopts student activity fees

May 18, 2022

The Board of Trustees of Illinois Eastern Community College District No. 529 met May 17 at Lincoln Trail College, Robinson.   Activity fee allocations for Fiscal Year 2023 were approved. The board adopts the allocation of student activity fees each year.

Genesis Campbell placed second runner-up in the 2022 Congressional Art Competition hosted by Congresswoman Mary Miller. Campbell painted a piece titled, “Timeless Love” which is a painting of herself with her great-grandmother.

Campbell places second in congressional art competition, wins People’s Choice

By Crystal Wimberly
| May 18, 2022

Congresswoman Mary Miller has announced that Genesis Campbell, Lawrenceville High School, has placed second runner-up and has won the People’s Choice award on social media for her piece of art titled, “Timeless Love” in the 2022 Congressional Art Competition.

Red Hill High School held its annual commencement ceremony on May 15 where the RHHS choir sang a musical selection featuring its senior members for the final time. Seniors shown, from left, are: Maggie Payne, Shayla Peters, Melayna Moore and Joshua Brunson. Fifty-nine diplomas were presented before the Charge to the Senior Class was given by class president Logan Buchanan to end the ceremony.

Red Hill graduates 59 seniors

May 17, 2022

Red Hill High School held its annual commencement ceremony on May 15 in the south gymnasium of the school where 59 senior students received diplomas in front of a packed house of family, friends and supporters.

LCHS to bring back monthly programs

May 16, 2022

The Lawrence County Historical Society has announced its monthly program meeting will resume on Monday, May 23.

Toyota Boshoku Illinois employees visited Lawrenceville City Hall on May 13 to help plant flowers at the facility in an effort to help beautify the City of Lawrenceville. The employees are shown above with Mayor David Courtney.

Toyota Boshoku Illinois helps beautify city hall

May 16, 2022

Toyota Boshoku Illinois employees visited Lawrenceville City Hall on May 13 to help plant flowers at the facility in an effort to help beautify the City of Lawrenceville.

Capital Development Board announces funding to state agencies

May 16, 2022

The Capital Development Board (CDB) has announced over $46 million in investments are moving forward to improve and renovate various state agency buildings in the state’s southern regions. The funding will help address deferred maintenance projects at state agencies that have been stalled due to a lack of investment by previous administrations.

Beulah to hold VBS June 5-7

May 16, 2022

Beulah United Methodist Church is inviting the public to Vacation Bible School which will be held Sunday, June 5 through Tuesday, June 7 at Beulah Methodist Church, 1040 Beulah Lane in rural Sumner) from 6-8 p.m. A supper will be served at 5 p.m.

Council approves new software provider, sets date to open city pool

By Crystal Wimberly
| May 13, 2022

The Lawrenceville City Council met in regular session on May 12 in Lawrenceville City Hall where the council moved to switch city water department software providers from Locust Software to Jayhawk Software at the end of June.

Crawford County arrests local man

May 13, 2022

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department arrested Chad Morgan, 43, Lawrenceville, and Kristen Bye, 32, Vincennes, Indiana, on charges of being involved in reported suspicious activity in a rural area on May 11.

Summer and fall registration ongoing at OCC

May 13, 2022

Summer and fall registration is ongoing at Olney Central College. Schedules for both are available at www.iecc.edu/occ.

Lawrenceville Mayor David Courtney signed the American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Proclamation on May 11 proclaiming Poppy Distribution Days for Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28. The Poppy is the official flower of the American Legion family to memorialize the soldiers who fought and died during World War I. All Poppy donations are used to assist our veterans in Lawrence County. National Poppy Day is Friday, May 27 and all citizens are asked to wear their Poppies proudly. Memorial Day ceremonies will be held on Monday, May 30 at 11 a.m. at the Lawrenceville City Cemetery. The public is invited to attend to honor all deceased veterans. Pictured above, from left, are: Legion Auxiliary members Joanne Fritch and Rose Hart, Mayor Courtney and Legion Auxiliary President Beverly Sheley.

Mayor Courtney signs Legion Auxiliary Poppy Proclamation

May 13, 2022

Lawrenceville Mayor David Courtney signed the American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Proclamation on May 11 proclaiming Poppy Distribution Days for Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28.

Ayers is named the recipient of the Arthur J. Stejskal Teacher of the Year Award. Contributed photo

LTC's Ayers named teacher of the year

May 12, 2022

The Illinois Adult and Continuing Educators Association recognized Lincoln Trail College instructor ...

Sumner Fall Festival has announced its 8th grade king and queen candidates that will be crowned on Tuesday, May 17 at 6 p.m. in uptown Sumner at the stage. The students attend Red Hill Jr./Sr. High School in Brigeport. The Sumner Booster Club will serve hot dogs, chips and drinks donated by Lindsey Waldrop, candidate for Circuit Judge. Queen candidates are seated in the front row, from left, are: Riley Moore, Mylee Moore, Caitlee Gray and Baylee McDaniel. King candidates are in the back row, from left, are: Carter Davis, Holden Jacobsen, Avery Arbuckle and Aiden Decker.

8th grade king and queen candidates announced

May 12, 2022

Sumner Fall Festival has announced its 8th grade king and queen candidates that will be crowned on Tuesday, May 17 at 6 p.m. in uptown Sumner at the stage.

Early voting opens May 19

May 12, 2022

Early voting will begin on Thursday, May 19 for the General Primary Election.

Bridge work to close Illinois 1 beginning May 16

May 10, 2022

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced a bridge replacement project just north of Illinois 33 that will close Illinois 1 beginning Monday, May 16.

Travelers with B-Jay Travel recently took a trip to Hawaii. The group arrived in Honolulu and then boarded a motor coach and then a ship. The travelers visited several islands including Oahu, Maui, Hilo, Kona and Kauai before heading back to Honolulu. Attendees were able to disembark the cruise ship at each island to view the sites including Pearl Harbor. Those attending the trip included: Susan Harper, Rudy Calvin, Floy and Melvia Conard, David and Donetta Bradshaw, Mary Vaughn, Steve and Billie Smith, Elizabeth Wright, Delores Coble, Marcita Hinkle, A.J. Jerge, Carol Anderson and director Carolyn McDonald. B-Jay Travel will host a day trip on Wednesday, June 8 to see “Footloose.”

Area travelers visit Hawaii

May 10, 2022

Travelers with B-Jay Travel recently took a trip to Hawaii. The group arrived in Honolulu and then boarded a motor coach and then a ship.


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