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Headlines for Thursday, April 19, 2018

    Abigail Biggs, the daughter of Jared and Kelly Biggs took first place in the county-wide speech contest sponsored by the Modern Woodmen of America. She is a 7th grader at Cisne Middle School.  […]

Headlines for Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Avery Stence, the daughter of Mike and Sandra Stence took first place at the Jasper Grade School Modern Woodmen of America Speech Contest.  Second place was taken by Ella Grace Mayes, daughter of Robin Mayes […]

Headlines for Tuesday, April 17, 2017

A rural Fairfield man and his child were able to safely escape their burning mobile home Sunday morning.  The fire broke out at the Mike Grimes residence around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.  The fire burned off […]

Headlines for Monday, April 16, 2018

  ESCAPE BURNING MOBILE HOME –  A rural Fairfield man and his child were able to safely escape their burning mobile home early Sunday morning.  Fairfield Rural Fire Department officials said the blaze was reported […]

Headlines for Sunday, April 15, 2018

  TWO DEAD IN I-64 CRASH: Two Mississippi men died Saturday morning when their semi ran off of Interstate 64 and plunged into the Little Wabash River in rural White County. White County Coroner Chris […]

Obituaries

Joseph Michael Pierce – Fairfield

64-year-old Fairfield resident, Joseph Michael Pierce died at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 18 at his home.  He had been a coal miner, working at the Freeman No. 6 mine at Waltonville. He was a Christian […]

Darin A. Youngblood – Fairfield

Darin A. Youngblood, 52, of Fairfield, died at his home at 6:30pm on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Survivors include his mother Lynne of Kankakee, IL, four […]

Perry Verdane Borah – Mt. Vernon

Perry Verdane Borah, 82, of Mt. Vernon, IL died at 7:46pm on Friday, April 13, 2018 at SSM Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL. He had been a truck driver for many years and […]

Jo Ann Gray – McLeansboro

Jo Ann Gray, 88, of McLeansboro, Illinois, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. Jo Ann is survived by her children: Clydus (Eva Lynn) Gray, Bob (Denise) Gray, Suzanne […]

Gilberta Louise (Rector) Gillard – Albion

Gilberta Louise (Rector) Gillard, 84, of Albion died on Saturday, April 14 at Rest Haven Manor in Albion. Gilberta babysat for her five grandchildren while they were young, worked at the Gambles Store, and later […]