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Good Citizen Awards were presented to two Lawrence County students by the Toussaint Dubois Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Monday night. Di Jones Jarboe (center) presented the awards to Victoria Johnson (third from left), a Lawrenceville High School student, and Darian Hankins (third from right), a Red Hill High School student, who were accompanied by their parents, Bill and Amy Johnson (at left), and Jenna and Jeremy Hankins (at right). The awards ceremony was hosted at the Lawrence County History Center, 12th and State Streets, Lawrenceville. (Photo by Barbara E. Allender)

Evansville Author to speak at Historical Society
  The Lawrence County Historical Society will hold its monthly program meeting on Monday, March 27, at 7:00 p.m., at the History Center on the corner of 12th and State St. in Lawrenceville. The featured speaker will be Michael Phegley, author of the historical novel, Storms at Kendiamong. Phegley’s book tells the story of an actual frontier community in the Minisink Valley-a region of the upper Delaware River in northwestern New Jersey in northeastern Pennsylvania. For years, white settlers and Native American population of the Valley lived peacefully-until outside forces beyond the control of these local inhabitants brought on conflict and bloodshed. Phegley grew up in Oaktown, Indiana, and traces his roots to some of the earliest settlers on the Shaker Prairie in Sullivan County. He attended Vincennes University, Indiana State University, and Southern Illinois University. For fifteen years he worked in Lawrence County, serving as executive director of Lawrence Crawford Association for Exceptional Citizens, and in the same capacity with Lawrence Developmental and Support Services. He and his wife, Brenda now live in Evansville. Copies of Phegley’s book will be available for purchase. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Red Hill Schools Assistant Superintendent retires
  by Barbara E. Allender
   The Red Hill Unit 10 School District will be seeking to reassign duties of an individual within its staff to fill the part-time assistant superintendent position held by Deana Brashear. The 35-year veteran educator will be retiring at the end of the school year. Brashear had previously retired; but came back to help the district. She has served in roles as a special education instructor, Title I Reading Director, principal and teacher throughout her career.
   “We appreciate all she has done and dedicated the time she has to our district. She will be greatly missed,” Superintendent Jakie Walker commented after the announcement at Thursday’s meeting of the school board.


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Residents encouraged to display 911 address
  by Barbara E. Allender
   One of the concerns of the Lawrence County Board is that residents properly identify their homes with a 911 address label. The Board was reminded of this during Wednesday’s monthly meeting as an update on the 911 operations was given.
   “It is running smoothly in our opinion,” County Board Chairman Bill Gray said.

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