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On Tuesday night, the City of Sumner was without electrical power for a few hours. A storm which came through the area caused trees to fall, taking electric lines with it, along May and South Streets. City employees worked to clear the area, while Ameren employees worked to restore power. (Photo by Barbara E. Allender)

  
 
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The Trace Inn restaurant in Red Hills State Park has reopened under new management. Jerry and Sandy Stivers, a happily married couple for 59 years, acquired the Inn in December of 2015. They have had a lot of help from their two sons, Randall and Richard Stivers, throughout this undertaking. They look forward to seeing old and meeting new friends. The Trace Inn hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00am to 8:00pm, Sunday 11:00am-2:30pm. The restaurant is closed on Mondays. Lunch hours during the week are 11:00am-1:00pm. There will be daily specials and on Sundays they will serve Country Style Foods. (Staff photo)

  
 
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The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus came to Sumner last Wednesday (April 20). Due to the threat of rain, the circus set up just north of the Sumner Attendance Center in the vacant lot. It was a handy location for students to witness the tent raising. The space also provided an adequate, convenient area for circus goers to attend two evening performances. From animal tricks to daring human feats and laughs with the clowns, the well-rounded entertainment filled the tent and grounds. The Sumner Booster Club sponsored the event to raise money for the annual Sumner Fall Festival. More fundraising plans are coming up with a “Bike Rally” at “The Shack” on Saturday, May 21.

  
 
Sumner raises water, sewer rates
  By Barbara E. Allender
   The Sumner City Council met in special session on Monday to discuss raising water and sewer rates.
   Councilman Tony Inyart, chairman of the committee, shared details of the looming financial aspects of the services. According to a survey by the Illinois Rural Water Association, he explained that the city was losing $36,296 a year by using its current fees.
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Red Hill prepares for 2016-17 school year
  By Barbara E. Allender
   The end of the 2015-16 school year is coming closer to a close for the Red Hill Unit 10 School District which for the school board means preparing for another school year. The Board met in regular session on Thursday, April 21 to make decisions for the future.
   The 2016-17 school year calendar was approved by the Board. It dictates the first days of school to be August 15 and 16, 2016 for teachers (institute) and August 17 for the first student attendance day.
   The last day of school has tentatively been set for May 19, 2017. Five snow days are built into the calendar which could be subject to change, if needed, to a May 26, 2017 final dismissal day.
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County Board supports youth group endeavors
  By Barbara E. Allender
   The Lawrence County Board met in its regular session on Wednesday, April 20 in the Board room of the Courthouse.
   Among guests attending the meeting was Barbara Large, instructor of the Lawrence County CEO program. Over the course of the past year, she has instructed a group of 11 students, chosen from both Red Hill and Lawrenceville High Schools, to participate in the program which enables students to earn dual high school credits, as well as 12 college credits. One of the primary goals of the class is to encourage youth to build and grow businesses for the area.
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