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LCHD announces no COVID-19 testing for remainder of week

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Lawrence County Health Department has announced that there will be no COVID-19 testing available through the LCHD from Wednesday, Jan. 27 - Friday, Jan. 29 due to the ongoing COVID-19 vaccine clinics.

Lancaster Christian awards students for academics

Lancaster Christian School has awarded its students who earned all A's and B's for the second quarter of the 2020-21 school year. Pictured, from left, are: Mackenzie Horton, Piper Moore and Zachary Horton.

Mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic scheduled for Saturday

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Lawrence County Health Department has scheduled a COVID-19 mass vaccination drive-through clinic for Saturday, Jan. 30 at Lawrenceville High School.

Law enforcement report: Jan. 20 - Jan. 26

The following is a list of arrests and traffic accidents that occurred in Lawrence County between Wednesday, Jan. 20 and Tuesday, Jan. 26.
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Groundhogs ready to predict weather despite pandemic

It is funny to see Americans turning to a rodent to predict the weather in February, but we are the same people who cut persimmon seeds open in the fall to see what the winter weather will …

Negative mental health effects of pandemic lockdowns spike, then fade

CHAMPAIGN — Absent a widely available vaccine, mitigation measures such as stay-at-home mandates, lockdowns or shelter-in-place orders have been the major public health policies deployed by state …

Miller named to House Ag Committee

U.S. Rep. Mary Miller has been selected to serve on the U.S House Committee on Agriculture in the 117th Congress.“I am thrilled to have been chosen as a member of the House Committee on …

LCMH Primary Care Clinic recognized as a top RHC in the nation

LAWRENCEVILLE — Lawrence County Memorial Hospital’s Primary Care Clinic, a Rural Health Clinic (RHC), has recently been recognized as one of the top 25 rural primary care practices in the United States by Lilypad.
Life
LAWRENCEVILLE — Local resident Ruth Halter will celebrate her 90th birthday on Saturday, Feb. 6 and a card shower has been planned in her honor.
Robert Quick and Breann Biehl have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
Ameren Illinois activated its Emergency Operations Center on Monday morning in preparation for a winter storm.The storm is forecast to dump snow and ice across central …
Schools

Donations keep LTC theater project intact

Community support means Lincoln Trail College’s Theater Renaissance Project will continue as planned. LTC broke ground on an addition to the Zwermann Arts Center in December. The expansion …

Hunt for LTC president moves ahead

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges have “a very deep pool of quality applicants” from which to choose a new Lincoln Trail College president. A search committee met Wednesday and was …

IECC changes dual credit costs

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges are changing how they charge for dual credit courses and are looking into making the program even more beneficial to area high schools students.The IECC Board of …

OCC names honor students

Several area students at Olney Central College have been named to the academic honors lists for the fall 2020 semester.

FCC gets Toyota donation

An Illinois Eastern Community College campus has benefited from the largesse of Toyota Motor Manufacturing.The Indiana company recently donated a 2015 Toyota Sienna minivan to Frontier Community …
Sports

No. 6-ranked VU men open season with pair of wins

VINCENNES, Ind. — The 2021 basketball season started off on the right foot with a pair of wins in the season’s first week. The …

Sports: A look back

With winter sports in the process of starting back up, we continue to look back at what happened this week in local sports in years …

Sports calendar 01-28-21

Thursday, Jan. 28 Lawrenceville Boys Basketball at Terre Haute vs. Westville, 8:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. …
Lawrenceville's Brayden Sherman lets go of a shot over a Marshall defender during a game in the Illinois High School League at Wabash Valley Family Sports Center in Terre Haute. Sherman led Lawrenceville in scoring in both of their games Jan. 19, but Lawrenceville came out on the short end in both contests. Josh Brown | Daily Record

Lawrenceville drops two more in Terre Haute league action

TERRE HAUTE — Two more games resulted in two more defeats for Lawrenceville’s high school travel basketball team last week in the …

All high school, youth sports allowed to play in Phase 4, according to IDPH updates

SPRINGFIELD — In the ever-changing landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it impacts youth sports in Illinois, some more good …