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One more huddle for a coach with his teamóRetiring Coach Bob Hobbs was given well wishes following an awards ceremony for the fifth and sixth grade basketball teams and cheerleaders at the Sumner Attendance Center Tuesday night. Coach Hobbs is retiring after a 19-year coaching career. (Photo by Barbara E. Allender)

  
 
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Sewer and water line replacement on Illinois Route 250 heading north out of Sumner got its finishing touches. The project was put on hold up until last week when a break in the weather allowed the contracted work to continue. (Photo by Barbara E. Allender)

  
 
Sumner works to resolve sewer problems
  By Barbara E. Allender
   The Sumner City Council met in special session on Thursday, March 19 at City Hall with a quorum of aldermen, absent Brent and Eric Perrott. The meeting was conducted to address time-sensitive issues.
   One such issue, concerning the workings of the sewer on W. Cedar Street, was discussed. David and Nick Routien had addressed the Board during its regular monthly meeting with a question on the end-of-the-road turning point they were facing. With an ordinance in place that was prohibiting progress from correcting the problem, the Council agreed to accept a $4,000 bid from B & D Drainage which would alleviate the problem. The Council’s authorization and payment of the work also designated responsibility to the homeowners for the payment of materials. In addition, the Council will be rewriting the ordinance to better define city and resident responsibilities.
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News of the Historical Society
  This is a memorable year for our United States of America;. It is the Sesqui-centennial of the Civil War. The nation was war torn— on the land and in the hearts of its citizens. Ir ene Hunt published a book, in l965, about a family a family in nearby Jasper County in which one son fought with the Union Army, another with the Confederate..
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County is keeping budget in line
  By Barbara E. Allender
   The Lawrence County Board met on Wednesday, March 18. The monthly update included a report from Chairman Bill Gray who recapped a meeting he had attended on Tuesday. The meeting with Governor Bruce Rauner and the United Counsels of Illinois gave some insight into proposed budget cuts.
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Unit 10 will look at more cost saving options
  By Barbara E. Allender
   The Red Hill Unit 10 School District Board is taking another look at its budget and cost-saving measures. With the rumblings of state budget cuts, the Board anticipates making its own cuts. However, it is hoping that minimal cuts will be necessary.
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