June 29, 2015

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Sounds like science
Jerry Dining stands under a cup hoping there’s no water in it during a science experiment Thursday at the Lawrence Public Library. The library welcomed Mad Science of St. Louis as this week’s summer reading program guest. Next on the program schedule is Magician Daniel Lusk, Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the library’s downstairs community room.

Crest predictions go up and down for Embarras and Wabash
LAWRENCEVILLE - Despite another half-inch of rain in Lawrence County Thursday, and even more in the area to the north, the National Weather Service forecasters from the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service raised, and then lowered anticipated crests for the Embarras and Wabash rivers.

As of mid-morning, the Embarras River was at 35.17 feet and expected to crest at 35.6 feet sometime Monday, according to the NWS.

A crest of 35.4 feet was in the forcast early Thursday, however Thursday afternoon it changed to 37.2 feet. Early this morning forecasters dropped the anticipated high water mark to 35.6 feet.

The Embarras, at Lawrenceville, reached a crest of 35.42 feet at 5:45 a.m. Thursday and after staying at that level for about four hours began a slow fall to its current level. The river is expected to begin to rise again later today.

The Wabash River at Westport was at 21.81 about 7:45 a.m. today on its way to a crest of 22.6 feet. As with the Embarras, the predicted Wabash crest has gone up and down for the past several days from 23.4 feet to 21.9 feet to its current prediction.

Rain, possibly heavy at times, is in the forecast for tonight. River levels and crest forecasts could change depending on how much rain falls in southeastern Illinois.

Friday, June 26, 2015

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St. Francisville fireworks, fish fry postponed until July 25
ST. FRANCISVILLE - With the Wabash River out of its banks and flooding River Park, the St. Francisville Community Improvement Corporation has been forced to postpone its annual fish fry and fireworks display.

Organizers said the festivities, scheduled for Saturday, have been rescheduled for July 25 at River Park.

The fish fry will be from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and include catfish dinners, fish sandwiches, hamburgers and more.

In addition to the fish fry, a fireworks display will be held over the Wabash River at dusk. People are urged to bring their lawn chairs.

Other activities during the day will include a 1 p.m. Corn Hole tournament and music.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Local sports

Salukis' Holtz chosen to play in WVCA All-Star game
TERRE HAUTE, Indiana - Tristan Holtz will put on a football helmet one last time later this week.

A 2015 Red Hill High School graduate, Holtz will play for the Black Team Saturday in the annual Wabash Valley Coaches Association All-Star football game. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. EST at Memorial Stadium on the campus of Indiana State University.

Holtz is the only Lawrence County player who will play in this year's contest. Lawrenceville High School is no longer a member of the WVFCA.

Monday, June 22, 2015


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