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Headlines for Friday, March 26, 2018

ALL FCHS WINTER COACHES RETAINED: The Fairfield Community High School Board of Education met in a special meeting Friday evening in the study hall room. The biggest item on the agenda was the re-hiring of […]

Headlines for Thursday, March 22, 2018

RAMEY GETS 60 YEARS – 54-year-old Glen R. Ramey  of Olney was sentenced Thursday to 60 years in prison for the November, 2016 rape and murder of an 8-year-old Olney girl.  The victim, Sabrina Stauffenberg […]

Headlines for Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Officers with the Wayne County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at a Fairfield man’s home early Wednesday morning, seizing suspected methamphetamine.  Arrested around 12:15 this morning was Jordan M. Cottrill, 27 of Fairfield. […]

Headlines for Tuesday, March 20, 2018

2018 PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS For 109th District State Representative – With 143 of 159 precincts reporting, Darren Bailey has 8474 to Incumbent David Reis – 6741. FINAL –  In Wayne County for Sheriff – with […]

Headlines for Monday, March 19, 2018

Voters will head to the polls Tuesday for the 2018 General Primary Election.  Locally, there are only a few contested races. In Wayne County, incumbent Sheriff Mike Everett is facing a challenge on the Republican […]

Headlines for Sunday, March 18th, 2018

The Frontier Community College Bobcats softball team is selling tickets for a 7th Inning Stretch Fundraiser, with tickets to be drawn on Tuesday, March 27. Tickets can be purchased for the chance to win up […]


Violet M. Garrison – Formerly of Dale

Violet M. Garrison, 63, formerly of Dale, IL, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at her home in Mt.Vernon, Illinois. She was a home maker. Violet is survived by her daughter, Linda Gail Fann of […]

Jimmie Duane “JD” Rodgers – Cisne

58-year-old Cisne resident, Jimmie Duane “JD” Rodgers died on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at his home after a long battle with lung cancer. JD was born on August 1, 1959 to Russel and Betty Jane […]

Joan B. Johnson – McLeansboro

87-year-old McLeansboro resident, Joan B. Johnson died at 8:45 p.m. Friday, March 16 at Hamilton Memorial Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in McLeansboro.  She had been a school teacher and was employed by the Hamilton County […]

Woodrow Wilson Jelks – Carmi

Woodrow Wilson Jelks, 102, of Carmi passed away at 5:50 a.m., Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at his residence.  Woodie worked first in the Arkansas Oilfields, then moved to White County in April of 1943. Employed […]

LaDonna Lapikas – Fairfield

71-year-old Fairfield resident, LaDonna Lapikas died at 11:50 a.m. Saturday, March 17 at Aperion Health Care Center in Fairfield.  She had been a senior home care aide for several agencies and served clients in the […]