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It was a good day for just hangin’ out at the park! Eric Fisher and Kerry Hill helped Kameron Young and Bailey Brown up onto the Velcro wall which was one of the bounce activities, provided by Ryan’s Fitness of Lawrenceville, for the Family Fun Festival at Lanterman Park, Saturday. The event was hosted by the Red Hill Foundation. Fisher is the treasurer of the Foundation. (Photo by Barbara E. Allender)

  
 
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Jennifer Stone and Anthony Gasper were traveling through Sumner on Tuesday. They are taking a trek across America on U.S. Route 50. (Photo by Barbara E. Allender)

Travelers are building bridges
  By Barbara E. Allender
   A young couple is “building bridges” (friendships) while traveling on foot from Harpers Ferry, West Virginia to California.
   Anthony Gasper, 29, and Jennifer Stone, 23, and their 1 1/2-year old Border Collie/Lab “Ellie,” arrrived in Sumner at about 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, after spending a restful night in a cabin at Red Hills State Park.
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St. Francisville toll Bridge is still wood,steel
  By Barbara E. Allender
   The expense of giving the Wabash Cannonball Bridge across the Wabash River in St. Francisville a new surface is not financially attainable at the present time. Nevertheless, Mayor Don Ravellette and council members needed to explore the options before deciding to continue the maintenance program that has given the historic toll bridge its unique value.
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Lawrence County Farm
  Bureau welcomes new manager
   Danielle Brown is the new manager of the Lawrence County Farm Bureau. She is originally from Vermilion County, where she was born and raised on her family’s grain farm.
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   BARGAIN PRICE FOR RETIREMENT MANSION IN DESIRABLE COMMUNITY
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707 State Street, Lawrenceville -- $100,000



   Price Reduced for Great Home in Sumner
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   50l S. Christy, Sumner
  

 
Lawrenceville lifts tax appropriation
  By Barbara E. Allender
   The City of Lawrenceville will seek an additional four percent in tax money. However, it is uncertain whether the city will receive enough to fulfill the needs of its budget. The Council approved the Annual Appropriation Ordinance during its Thursday, July 10th meeting in hopes that it will.
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