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The Illinois State Fire Marshalls Office is urging Lawrence County residents to keep fire safety in mind when decorating for the holidays. According to the National Fire Protection Association, more than one third of home […]


Lawrenceville Police early Wednesday took a homeless man into custody on drug offenses. 30 year old Shane Turner was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Meth. He was taken […]


Lawrenceville Police Monday night arrested 42 Michelle Crouse of Lawrenceville. She was picked up on an outstanding warrant for Failure to Appear in Court. Crouse was taken to the Lawrence County Jail and was being […]

Area Obituaries

Janet Sue Farris Mahrenholz

Janet Sue Farris Mahrenholz, age 79, of Bradenton, Florida passed away on Tuesday, December 05, 2023 at Ascension St. Vincent Kokomo Hospital in Kokomo, Indiana. She was born on October 02, 1944 in Knox County, […]

Betty Delaine Biggs Montgomery

Betty Delaine Biggs Montgomery, 90, of Norman, OK, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at Arbor House Assisted Living in Norman. She was born January 30, 1933, in Birds, IL to Amadee Biggs and […]

Jack Smith

Jack Smith, age 92, of Bridgeport, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. He was born on May 09, 1931 in Pontiac, Michigan, the son […]

Patricia Carol Dutton

Patricia Carol Dutton, age 81, was born in Vincennes, IN on October 13, 1942, to Jack Carroll Gray and his wife Rena Patrick Young Gray. Pat passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at Hillside Manor […]

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Events Calendar

Thu 21

1972 Christmas Camp

December 21, 2023 @ 7:30 am - January 3, 2024 @ 6:00 pm
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Focus On The Community

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Take 5 For The Community

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