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Friday is day three of the four day run of the 58th annual Lawrence County Fall Festival being held on the downtown Lawrence County Courthouse square in Lawrenceville. It is sponsored by the Lawrence County […]


Chad Groves has been named by Olney Central College as the Director of Instructional Support Services, overseeing the Academic Success Center and the Anderson Library. Groves is a native of Olney and joined OCC in […]


The Illinois Department of Employment Security has announced that the state unemployment rate for August has dropped .1 percentage point to 7% in August.  That is based on preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of […]

Area Obituaries

James Rodney Gillespie

James Rodney Gillespie, age 67 of Lawrenceville, passed from this life at Carle Foundation Hospital, in Champaign, Illinois, on Monday, September 13, 2021, and entered eternity, where his faith in Christ became sight. Jim was […]

Carl Dale Lewis

Carl Dale Lewis, age 51 of Bridgeport, passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Aperion Care of Bridgeport. He was born February 18, 1970 in Olney to Shirley Dale Lewis and his wife Nellie Lorene […]

Don Russell Wells

Don Russell Wells was born at home in the farthest north house on 12th St. in Lawrenceville IL, on Armistice Day (11 November) 1929 to his parents Harry A. and Joy Johnson Wells. He attended […]

Barbara Jo “Bobbi” Hensley

Barbara Jo Hensley, age 52 of Bridgeport, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital. She was born April 21, 1969 in Tucson, AZ to Joseph M. Hensley and his […]

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