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Local Elks Lodge donates to ERBA Head Start program

The Lawrenceville Elks Lodge No. 1208 recently met an internal goal which provided the lodge with a grant through the Elks Grand Lodge. The local Elks agreed to pay the grant forward to the community by providing the Embarras River Basin Agency's Head Start program with a $1,500 donation.

UMV to hold annual Easter egg hunt

LAWRENCEVILLE — The United Methodist Village will hold its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 27 at 1 p.m.

Chamber sets 'Celebrity Chef' event for April 10

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce’s Celebrity Chef committee met last week where the group set the date for the 10th annual Celebrity Chef event for Saturday, April 10 at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds.

American Legion Auxiliary delivers Valentines to veterans

The American Legion Auxiliary Lawrence Unit 28 gave Valentines to veterans at the Heritage House in Hutsonville, Aperion Care in Bridgeport and the United Methodist Village in Lawrenceville.
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VU makes music as students and faculty take virtual spotlight

VINCENNES, Ind. — Life has changed drastically in the last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Vincennes University is rising to the challenge by finding new ways of teaching and learning music, and connecting audiences with a key art form that affects and inspires our lives.

Beulah UMC delivers smiles to local nursing homes

The Ambassadors of Joy from the Beulah United Methodist Church in Sumner recently delivered smiling "balloon buddies" to the residents of the United Methodist Village in Lawrenceville as well as Aperion Care in Bridgeport.

Bridgeport Grade School celebrates Dr. Seuss Week

The students and staff at Bridgeport Grade School marked the birthday of Dr. Seuss on March 2 with a series of dress-up days throughout the annual celebration of Dr. Seuss Week which ran from March 1-5.

ISBE 'Teacher of the Year' deadline April 23

TEUTOPOLIS — Nominations are now being accepted for the Illinois Teacher of the Year for 2022.
Life
Harm reduction is a year-round endeavor for Illinois Poison Center staff.But in March, Illinois Poison Prevention Month, IPC encourages all Illinoisans to learn about the potential hazards lurking in …
Tara Gallion has announced the cast for the Lincoln Trail College spring production of “Culture in a Cornfield.”The production is a collection of short comedy skits and features both LTC …
Lincoln Trail College wants to help area residents prepare for their careers.Career and Technical Education prepares individuals for high-skill, in-demand employment that furthers Illinois’ …
Schools

Finalists for LTC president named

Lincoln Trail College has named the three finalists for its next president.Kathleen Curphy, Zahi Atallah, and Tona Ambrose visited the college’s campus this week. They also met with the …

Carle Illinois College of Medicine granted provisional accreditation

CHAMPAIGN — The Carle Illinois College of Medicine has been granted provisional accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education following an in-depth review of educational and program quality standards.

Applicants to interview for LTC president

The hunt for the next Lincoln Trail College president continues Monday and Tuesday.Illinois Eastern Community College District Board Chairman Dr. Andrew Fischer has called for two special meetings to …

IECC to renew Chancellor Gower's contract

Personnel matters — from the chancellor down — were the primary topic at Tuesday’s Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Board meeting at Lincoln Trail College.

VU students help distribute vaccine

Helping others is the first step in making the world a better place.Vincennes University students are positively impacting the lives of others. They are on the frontlines of the fight against the …
Sports
Members of Lawrenceville High School's football team get a jog in during the first practice of the season Wednesday. The Indians and other high school football and volleyball teams throughout the state kicked off their new "spring" seasons with their first official practices Wednesday. The Indians have 33 players currently out for the team this year under second-year head coach Travis Reider. Crystal Wimberly | Daily News

New spring sports season kicked off this week

It might not be August, but it felt like it at high schools across the state earlier this week, as they opened up football and …

Lady Salukis drop three games recently

BRIDGEPORT — Points continue to be hard to come by for Red Hill High School’s girls’ basketball team. The Lady Salukis lost …
Lawrenceville's Haley Bellville (3) lets go of a left-handed hook shot during the Feb. 24 Little Illini Conference game against Flora. Bellville contributed four points and six rebounds for the Lady Indians in their 53-35 loss. Josh Brown | Daily Record

Lady Indians win one of four games recently

LAWRENCEVILLE — While they have been competitive for the most part, Lawrenceville High School’s girls’ basketball team managed …

Junior high basketball teams produce mixed results

LAWRENCEVILLE — A busy week led to several wins and a few losses for local junior high boys’ basketball teams last week. At …
Lawrenceville's Bryant Jenkins gets inside for two of his game-high 15 points in Friday's Little Illini Conference game at Robinson. Jenkins also hauled down 14 rebounds, but the Indians lost the game, 49-40. Josh Brown | Daily Record

Indians, Salukis drop weekend LIC games

It was a rough weekend on the court for high school boys’ basketball teams in Lawrence County, as the two squads dropped all three …