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Headlines for Monday, July 16th

Native Wayne Countian Jeff Vaughan will become the prime news gatherer and anchor of WFIW-WOKZ news. The 25-year-old valedictorian of Fairfield Community High School, Vaughan currently works as a reporter at the Wayne County Press. […]

Headlines for Sunday, July 15th, 2018

A welcome rain overnight in the region with varying results. Here in the bucket at the WFIW-WOKZ studios on the east side of Fairfield we received 1.03 inches of rain. South of town, Harry Mayfield […]

Headlines for Saturday, July 14th

SIU President Randy Dunn is out. He has reportedly agreed to a voluntary separation from the university that will pay him a six-month severance of $215-thousand and re-hires him as a visiting professor at the […]

Headlines for Friday, July 13th

BOIL ORDER LIFTED: The Boil Order for the customers near the corner of North Fifth and Main Streets in Albion has been lifted by Water Supervisor Marty Reid. Safety improvements to the intersection of Enterprise Road […]

Headlines for Thursday July 12th, 2018

Mike Copeland has announced he will retire from Fairfield National Bank effective January of 2019. Copeland is the President and CEO and has been in the post for eight years. The FNB Board of Directors […]

Headlines for Wednesday, July 11th

  BOIL ORDER IN EFFECT: A boil order has been issued for 11 customers around the corner of North 5th and West Main in Albion due to emergency repairs on the water line. Please boil all […]

Headlines for Tuesday, July 10th

More fallout from the escape of prisoners from the White County Jail as a 28-year-old Grayville woman has admitted helping one of the men by coordinating a rendezvous with Felon Justin Bray and providing a […]


Rodney Inskeep, Olney

64-year-old Rodney Inskeep of  Olney died at 1:22 p.m. on July 3rd at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney. Survivors include one brother, Phillip of Olney. One sister, Deborah (husband Dennis) McKay of Olney. Five […]

Janice Lee Schroeder, Beeville, Tx

Janice Lee Schroeder, 71, of Beeville, Tx, passed away at 5:58 am on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the Hospice of South Texas Dornburg Center of Compassion in Victoria, Tx. She retired from Nursing after […]

Elfreda R. Taylor, Grayville

Elfreda R. Taylor, 84, formerly of Grayville, Illinois, died Friday, July 13, at Community Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.  She was born March 3, 1934, in Grayville, the daughter of Frank and Clara […]

Betty J. Berry – Burnt Prairie

78 year-old Betty J. Berry of Burnt Prairie, died at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 13 at Aperion Care in Fairfield. She had been a homemaker most of her life. Survivors include her husband David, […]

Ray Hurley – Wayne City

73-year-old Ray Hurley of Wayne City died at 1:05 AM Saturday July 14th at the Franklin County Hospital in Benton. In his work career, Ray was the superintendent for the Wayne City water works for […]