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The Vincennes City Council met in regular session Monday at City Hall. Representatives with the Pantheon Theatre project in downtown Vincennes were on hand to give a progress report on the work being done to […]


The Red Hill Unit 10 Board of Education met in special session Monday evening and after discussion did approve by a 4-3 vote the district’s “Guide to Reopening” school plan. The plan gives parents of […]


The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,319 new confirmed cases of coronavirus across the state with only 1 confirmed death-that in Wayne County in southeastern Illinois. The Lawrence County Health Department has been notified […]

Area Obituaries

Minnie Mae Brian

Minnie Mae Brian, age 100, of Vincennes, Indiana passed away on Sunday, August 09, 2020 at Willow Manor in Vincennes, Indiana. She was born on March 25, 1920 in Sumner, Illinois, the daughter of Nathan […]

Harold G. ‘Heavy’ Flanders

Harold G. ‘Heavy’ Flanders, age 84, of Sumner, Illinois passed away on Sunday, August 09, 2020 at the Carle Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney, Illinois. He was born on May 25, 1936 in Lawrence County, […]

Nellie Frances Pulleyblank

Nellie Frances Pulleyblank, age 101 of St. Francisville, passed away Saturday, August 8, 2020 in Lawrenceville at the United Methodist Village. She was born June 19, 1919 in East Mt. Carmel, IN to William I. […]

Karen Sue McQueen

Karen Sue McQueen, age 60 of rural Bridgeport, passed away Saturday, August 1, 2020 after battling cancer. She was born October 18, 1959 in Chicago Heights to David S. Harrington and his wife Betty Louise […]

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  • Singapore founder's grandson to pay fine for Facebook post August 11, 2020
    The grandson of Singapore's founding leader Lee Kuan Yew and nephew of the current prime minister said Tuesday he will pay a fine for a Facebook post that questioned the independence of the city's judiciary. Li Shengwu, an academic based in the United States at Harvard University, was ordered to pay a Sg$15,000 ($11,000) fine […]
  • Biden Aides Will Stiff-Arm GOP’s Burisma Probe, Sources Say August 11, 2020
    Two key witnesses in Sen. Ron Johnson’s (R-WI) probe into corruption allegations involving presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his son Hunter are unlikely to appear before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee before the 2020 presidential election even if subpoenaed, according to an individual familiar with the matter and another individual […]
  • Israel closes Gaza goods crossing after balloon attacks August 11, 2020
    Israel will close its goods crossing with the Gaza Strip, authorities said Monday, after militants in the Hamas-run territory fired rockets into the Mediterranean and launched incendiary balloons towards the Jewish state. The Kerem Shalom crossing will be closed to all traffic except humanitarian equipment and fuel from Tuesday, COGAT, the defence ministry unit that […]

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