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The Lawrence Unit #20 Board of Education met in special session Thursday at Lawrenceville High School. The session centered on preparations for the re-opening of school in the late summer and fall. Presentations were made […]


The Lawrenceville City Council met in regular session Thursday and approved the city continuing in the Municipal Electric Aggregation Partnership with Affordable Gas and Electric from Mount Vernon Illinois. The continuation means savings for city […]


The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,018 new cases of coronavirus across the state Thursday with an additional 20 confirmed deaths. It was the first day since June 5th with more than a 1000 […]

Area Obituaries

Edward Thomas ‘Tommy’ Moore

Edward Thomas ‘Tommy’ Moore, age 78, of Sumner, Illinois passed away on Thursday, July 09, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana. He was born on October 01, 1941 in Shelburn, Indiana, the […]

Jack K. Dunlap

Jack K. Dunlap, age 88 of Bridgeport, passed away Monday, July 6, 2020 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, IN. He was born at his family’s home in Bridgeport on December 2, 1931 to Wilber […]

Terry A. Childers

Terry A. Childers, age 64, of Sumner, Illinois passed away on Monday, July 06, 2020 at the Lawrence County Memorial Hospital in Lawrenceville, Illinois. He was born on September 17, 1955 in Shelbyville, Indiana, the […]

Letha Thelma Worley

Letha Thelma Worley, age 101, of Lawrenceville, Illinois passed away on Monday, July 06, 2020 at her residence. She was born on March 16, 1919 in Lawrenceville, Illinois, the daughter of Frank and Maud Lee […]

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  • After a brief break in thunderstorm activity, severe weather to ramp up across the Midwest on Monday July 12, 2020
    Severe thunderstorm activity has been plentiful across the Plains and Midwest so far this month, and after a brief reprieve from wet weather on Sunday, the region will face the threat for potentially damaging thunderstorms once again early week.In the wake of an active day in terms of severe thunderstorm reports across the Midwest on […]
  • Iran says misaligned radar led to Ukrainian jet downing July 12, 2020
    Iran said that the misalignment of an air defence unit's radar system was the key "human error" that led to the accidental downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane in January. "A failure occurred due to a human error in following the procedure" for aligning the radar, causing a "107-degree error" in the system, the Iranian […]
  • Safety first for Spaniards voting amid new coronavirus outbreaks July 12, 2020
    Voters in northern Spain wore face masks and used hand sanitizer gel before entering polling stations on Sunday as Galicia and the Basque Country held regional elections while fighting localised outbreaks of COVID-19. The polls are the first in Spain since the country began a strict lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus in […]

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