April 29, 2016

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PJHS competes in LEIC tourney
The Parkview Junior High scholastic bowl team traveled to Oblong on Saturday to compete in the Little Eastern Illinois Conference tournament. Shown above is PJHS team sponsor, Kailyn Kent coaching players (from left), Brooklyn Kasinger, Mason Parrott, Madi Fulk, Austin Blevins, and Amelia Atkins during a time-out. PJHS was among 11 teams to compete at Oblong Elementary School. Parkview went 1-2 in the double-elimination tournament. The teams will begin Regional play on Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Parkview Junior High. Robinson's Nuttall Junior High School won the meet.

VU to present honorary doctorate at commencement
VINCENNES - Vincennes University will award an honorary doctorate in Business to William E. (Bill) Updike, Indianapolis, during commencement ceremonies on Saturday, 2 p.m. EDT, at the P.E. Complex.

"We are delighted to honor Bill's exemplary service to Vincennes University. He has brought honor and distinction to VU through his exceptional business career, service to the VU Foundation, and a most generous gift that will greatly enhance VU's instruction in science, engineering, and mathematics for many decades," said VU President Chuck Johnson.

A 1968 VU alumnus, Updike beamed with pride in August 2015 as it was announced that his family had made a $2 million lead gift for VU's Center for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics, an 85,740 square-foot facility that will be named Updike Hall in honor of his family.

VU has long had a special place in Updike's heart, for it was at VU that Bill met his wife Elizabeth, a Vincennes native. His associate degree from VU in Business also laid the foundation for his success at Indiana State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Marketing.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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Lawrence County 4-H salsa garden to be planted May 6
LAWRENCEVILLE - University of Illinois Extension has partnered with Lawrence County Farm Bureau to create a salsa garden.

Youth can be a part of planting, maintaining, and harvesting a meal garden. The end result will yield youth making several different salsas with all the produce that is harvested.

The garden will be planted on May 6 at 4 p.m. at the University of Illinois Extension office. Youth involved with this garden will be asked to attend maintenance weeks as well as harvest weeks.

Anyone interested in being a part of the gardening crew, please contact the extension office at 618-943-5018.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Local sports

Red Hill runners handle Mt. Carmel in dual meets
MT. CARMEL - Red Hill High School's track and field teams scored a successful invasion of Wabash County Monday, taking a pair of dual meets from host Mt. Carmel.

Red Hill scored a 67-63 win over the Golden Aces in the boys meet. The Salukis had a much easier time winning the girls encounter, 87-46, which was highlighted by senior Sarah Buchanan setting a school record in the 1,600.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


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