August 19, 2014

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Class of 2014 Top 10
Lawrenceville High School graduates with the top 10 grade point averages (above) are: (back, from left) Jaguared Rich, Kaili Phillips, Kourtney Osmon, Breanna Hawkins, Breanna Shick; (front, from left) Trent Jones, Sydney Routh, Tanna Gillespie, Josh Hancock and Hannah Delaney Holden.

Marching Indians to debut Saturday at Ed Loeb Field
LAWRENCEVILLE - The Lawrenceville High School Marching Indians will host a fund-raiser at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Ed Loeb Field.

The band will debut its contest and halftime show themed "Creature Feature" with music from Phantom of the Opera, Halloween, The Terminator, The Witches Castle and Thriller.

The event is free, but the group will be collecting donations and pledges to help fund a March 2015 trip to Disney World.

Members of the Marching Indians are Owen Atkins, Muriel Brumley, Shannon Brumley, Joe Burkhart, Cale Carpenter, Teresa Chen, Maritza Coranado, Shawn Emmett, Erin Gartner, Kelsey Goodwin, Kourtney Gosnell, Tanner Kasinger, Chandler Lynch, Michael Mack, Curtis Meek, Emily Pargin, Nikita Patel, Graycie Sapp, Victoria Shinkle, Avery Shuff, Ashley Stevens, Paige Tewell and Lindsey Waller. The band is directed by William Magee.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Bras Across the Wabash set for Sept.6
WESTPORT - Lawrence County Memorial Hospital staff will lend its services to help raise breast cancer awarness via Bras Across the Wabash from 10 a.m. until noon on Sept. 6.

"It's kind of an educational breast cancer awareness event. We're going to have some speakers for the event," Lawrence County Memorial Hospital (LCMH) Director of Radiology Debbie Miller said. "We're going to close the Lincoln Bridge for an hour or so and have a survivors walk from the Indiana side to the Illinois side and back."

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
CROP Walk rally Thursday
BRIDGEPORT - The Lawrence County CROP Walk rally is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursdsay at the Presbyterian Church.

This is the annual organizational rally in preparation for the annual CROP Walk, set for 2 p.m. Sept. 28 at Lawrenceville City Park.

As in the past, 25 percent of the proceeds will be divided by Signs of the Kingdom East and West.

CROP is sponosred by Church World Service and delivers assistance locally and globally for the less fortunate facing many different disaster situatons, especially hunger.

For more information, call Gay Kavanaugh (943-3140) or Juilie Lockhart (943-2509)

Monday, August 18, 2014
City Council gets good news at monthly meeting
LAWRENCEVILLE - The Lawrenceville City Council received an abundance of good news during Thursday's monthly meeting at city hall.

Among the information presented was the 2013-14 fiscal audit and employee health insurance plans.

After Kemper CPA Group's Curt Benson presented the audit, Mayor Don Wagner said the city has made strides in an upward direction

"I think it's pretty obvious and I have it here in black and white that we have done much better than we have in the past because of our employees and our council, our city clerk and I helped a little. We turned it around where we're not spending everything we make," Wagner said.

Friday, August 15, 2014
Sumner police issue monthly activity report
SUMNER - Police Chief Travis Trainer released July's patrol reports on Tuesday showing the town didn't have any major problems during the month.

Police issued violations for two instances of driving the wrong way on a one way street; and one violation each for registration, speeding, insurance and a traffic accident resulting in property damage. There were five warnings issued for speeding, three for equipment and one each for registration, required stop and parking.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Annual Canoe Olympics slated for Aug. 24
SUMNER - The 21st annual Red Hills State Park Canoe Olympics is scheduled for Aug. 24 and is expected to draw participants from throughout the region.

The event, popular with all ages, is set to begin at 1:30 p.m. at the boat ramp, across the lake from Trace Inn. Registration begins at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Quilt of Valor presented to local soldier
ST. FRANCISVILLE - Cody Tillotson, has given a lot to his country, including serving two tours of duty in Iraq and another in Afghanistan.

Sunday, the St. Francisville American Legion Auxiliary recognized their native son with a Quilt of Valor.

The hand-made quilt was presented to the 31-year-old Tillotson during a short ceremony at the legion. Tillotson, an E-6 in the U.S. Army, is stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, and was home on leave for a week.

The mission of the Quilt of Valor Foundation is to "cover service members of veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor."

Blue Star mom Catherine Roberts, began the Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF) from her sewing room in Seaford, Delaware.  Her son Nathanael's year-long deployment to Iraq provided the initial inspiration, and her desire to see that returning warriors were welcomed home with the love and gratitude they deserved, provided the rest.

Monday, August 11, 2014
Residents advised about Tuesday water flow test
LAWRENCEVILLE - On Tuesday, Walmart will be having fire flow testing done on the fire hydrant around there building this many create some discolored water for a short period of time.

Water Superintendent Bruce W. Laslie said the discoloration is due to high flow volumes in the water lines but should dissipate quickly.

"Please check your water before doing laundry," Laslie said. "The City of Lawrenceville is sorry for any inconveniences."

Friday, August 8, 2014
LTC sets date for freshman orientation
ROBINSON - Lincoln Trail College will host a new student orientation beginning a 8:15 a.m. Aug. 20 in the cafeteria.

Upon arrival, students will need to check-in at the registration area. At 9 a.m., there will be a welcome convocation in the theater followed by campus tours, student ID pick-ups and a clubs and organizations fair. The day will conclude with a pizza lunch in the cafeteria.

The Pathways to Success (EDU 1198) class will continue to meet weekly for the first eight weeks of the fall semester.

For more information or to register call the LTC at 544-8657 ext. 1097.

Thursday, August 7, 2014
New doctor begins practice at Primary Care Clinic
LAWRENCEVILLE - The Lawrence County Memorial Hospital staff welcomed a new doctor Monday.

Dr. Charles Clagett, who specializes in Internal Medicine, is seeing patients at the LCMH Primary Care Clinic.

"Lawrence County Memorial Hospital is excited to bring Dr. Clagett to our Primary Care Clinic" said Doug Florkowski, LCMH's CEO. "We have been looking to add an Internal Medicine physician for some time now and Dr. Clagett will be a perfect complement to our excellent medical staff."

Thursday, August 7, 2014


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