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Headlines Wednesday Feb. 21st, 2018

Troubled families looking to place girls in a safe Christian environment will have the option of a group home in Fairfield in the very near future.  The Oblong Children’s Christian Home will soon renovate and […]

Headlines for Tuesday February 20th, 2018

US Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Clinton C Hayes, of Fairfield, graduated from Basic military training at the joint base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio Texas.  Hayes completed an 8 week program that included […]

Headlines for Monday, February 19, 2018

  U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Clinton C. Hayes graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training […]

Headlines for Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Probable cause has been found to place a former foster parent from Shawneetown on trial for sexual assault in both Hamilton and Saline Counties. 62-year-old Rickie R. Horton appeared in Hamilton County Circuit Court in […]

Headlines for Saturday, February 17th, 2018

The Student Nurses Association of Frontier Community College (FCC) and the American Red Cross have collaborated to host a blood drive in honor of the late Vicky Lemons, who was a well-loved FCC Nursing Instructor. […]

Headlines for Friday, February 16, 2018

A Fairfield man has been sentenced to ten years in prison on charges he entered a Fairfield man’s home and stole a number of firearms.  23-year-old Jeffrey M. Alldredge was sentenced Thursday in Wayne County […]

Headlines for Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thousands of soybean and cotton farmers across the country are getting free but mandatory training on how to properly use a herbicide that apparently drifted onto neighboring farms, damaging crops. The federal government mandated the […]


Dawnyce Anderson – Marion, Illinois

80 year-old Dawnyce Anderson died at 5:46 a.m. Sunday, February 18 at her residence in Marion, Illinois. Survivors include two daughters: Karla (Roger) Kern of Walnut Hill, Illinois and Toyna Malin of Marion, along with […]

James A. Mason, Fairfield

James A. Mason, 68, of Fairfield died at 4:45pm on Friday, February 16, at his residence. Services for James Mason are pending at Johnson and Vaughn Funeral Home.

Mayreta L. Weber – Chenoa

89 year-old Mayreta L. Weber of Chenoa, died at 9:02 pm Friday, February 16 at Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community in Chenoa. She was a Librarian and Director of the Chenoa Public Library for 30 years […]

Brenda Bumpus – Wayne City

69 year-old Brenda Bumpus of Wayne City, died at 1:43 a.m. on Sunday, February 18 at her home in Wayne City. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her companion, John Walker of Wayne […]

Robert L. “Bob” Oxford – Carmi

42 year-old Robert L. “Bob” Oxford, 42 of Carmi, died at 9:00 p.m., Saturday, February 17 at his residence. He was a 1994 graduate of Norris City-Omaha-Enfield High School and had many hobbies including video […]