October 20, 2014

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Great Central U.S. Shakeout
Students in Jodi Scherer’s third grade class at Bridgeport Grade School “Drop, Cover and Hold On” during Thursday’s Great Central U.S. Shakeout. Both Unit 10 and Unit 20 school districts took part in the nation-wide earthquake drill. At 10:16 a.m., an announcement was read over the school’s speaker system telling students to duck under their desks, make sure their heads were protected and hold on until the shaking stopped.

Vincennes man dies in Crawford County accident
ROBINSON - Crawford County Coroner Earl Deckard is searching for family or friends of a Vincennes man who died Thursday afternoon.

Lester Emory Lyles, 65, Vincennes, Ind., was traveling west on County Road 100N, about a half mile west of Illinois Route 1, at around 1:10 p.m., when he apparently suffered a medical emergency, ran off the road and crashed into a small creek.

A local resident found the vehicle with Lyles inside unresponsive. Emergency personnel were called to the scene and he was transported to Crawford Memorial Hospital by United Life Care Ambulance Service, where he was pronounced dead an hour later.

An autopsy is scheduled for later today to determine the exact cause of death.

Deckard said an attempt to locate family members was unsuccessful yesterday. Vincennes Police went to his home, but made no contact.

Lyles is reported to have girlfriend, but she has not been located.

Lyles reportedly has horses in the southern part of Crawford County, and may have been going to check on them at the time of the accident.

Anyone with information about Lyles or his family are encouraged to contact the coroner through the Crawford County Sheriff's office at 618-546-1515.

Friday, October 17, 2014

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Local news

County Medicare recipients can change their Part D beginning Wednesday
LAWRENCEVILLE - Area Medicare recipients can change their Part D Drug Plan beginning Wednesday at the Lawrenceville Senior Citizens Center.

The open enrollment period will continue until Dec. 7. Senior Health Insurance Program counselors will be present to offer assistance in choosing the best plan.

Attendees are asked to bring the medications and Medicare card.

To schedule an appointment, call 943-2177.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Local sports

Indians clinch third consecutive playoff berth
LAWRENCEVILLE - Not even clinching a third consecutive playoff spot - with a shutout, no less - could turn Greg Wood's frown upside down Friday night.
Monday, October 13, 2014


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