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Postmaster Brenda Dickirson (at left) presented Claremont Rural Carriers Safety Awards to Sandy Hahn 10 years and Cletus Ochs 28 years.

This week, Sumner and Claremont carriers were recognized for their years of safe driving. Receiving safe driver awards are (pictured from left) Roger Zwilling 25 years, Ed Zwilling 21 years, Kris Kimmel 9 years, Theresa Correll 3 years, Ashley Hering 2 years.  The awards were presented by Postmaster Brenda Dickirson.

Postal Carriers recognized for safe driving
City Carrier Gina Bryan received her 21 years Safe Driving Award.


Olney man charged with murder, criminal sexual assault
  OLNEY — The man who police say sexually assaulted and then killed an 8-year-old Olney girl was formally charged Monday in Richland County.
   Glenn R. Ramey, 53, of Olney, faces one count each of predatory criminal sexual assault and first-degree murder in the death of Sabrina Stauffenberg.


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Concert to benefit Operation Christmas Child
  A local extension of charity through Operation Christmas Child is underway. To further boost the efforts of the shoebox ministry, there will be a concert with Austin Glover, contemporary Christian/Gospel artist at The Barn, located at 603 13th Street, Lawrenceville. “Christmas at the Barn” will be at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 and is open to the public. A love offering will be taken with all proceeds targeted for Operation Christmas Child.
Frontier changes presented in history program
  The history that shaped us is a time that Dennis Latta enjoys tracing back to discover new information. Latta, the official Knox County, Indiana historian, not only shared information on the “Frontier in American History: How We Changed the Frontier and How the Frontier Changed Us,” he brought some facts of local county history to the surface while speaking to a group attending the Lawrence County Historical Society program, Monday night.
County accepts budget
  By Barbara E. Allender
   The Lawrence County Board approved its 2017 budget during a special meeting on Monday. The $6.4 million budget reflects a $44,000 deficit.

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