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The Illinois Eastern Community College District #529 continued to prioritize safety during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Board of Trustees Tuesday in Fairfield approved various modifications to district policies and guidelines regarding the disease. They […]


The Lawrence Unit #20 Board of Education was updated Wednesday on the battle against COVID-19 in the district schools since re-opening for in-person instruction. Superintendent Doug Daugherty also indicated that staff vaccinations would get underway […]


The Lawrence County Board met in regular session Wednesday and received an update on COVID-19 response in the county from Lawrence County Health Department Administrator Amy Marley. She detailed where the county is in regard […]

Area Obituaries

Jerry M. Piper

Jerry M. Piper of Sumner, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at his home surrounded by family and friends. He was born on September 26, 1945 in Olney, Illinois the son of Marion […]

Paul Bret O’Brien

Paul Bret O’Brien, age 54, of Kirklin, Indiana, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021 at Witham Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, Indiana. He was born on May 22, 1966 in Vincennes, Indiana, the son of […]

Thaddeus Hennessy

Thaddeus Hennessy, age 56, of Lawrenceville, Illinois passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at his residence. He was born on July 04, 1964 in Lawrenceville, Illinois, the son of Thomas W. and Dorothy ‘Dottie’ […]

Betty Jo (Elswick) Stevenson

Betty Jo (Elswick) Stevenson 79 of Bridgeport, Illinois passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at home with her children at her side. She was born on September 26, 1941 to Hattler and Murl (Iricks) […]

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