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Headlines for Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Pond Life will be presented Friday, June 29th, from 9am – 11am at Beall Woods State Park. Grab your rubber boots and get ready to find some interesting looking aquatic creatures. Activities include the search […]

Headlines for Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

A recent state inspection of the Wayne County Jail revealed no non-compliance issues. State officials noted recent improvements to the Wayne County jail including the addition of a new surveillance camera system and new monitors […]

Headlines for Friday, June 22, 2018

White County Sheriff Doug Maier has removed federal inmates from his jail until the 43-year-old facility can be made more secure.  Sheriff Maier has also asked officials with the Illinois Department of Corrections to help […]

Headlines for Thursday, June 21, 2018

THEFT SUSPECT NABBED – A Fairfield woman has been arrested on charges she embezzled thousands from her employer.  49-year-old Julie A. Korte of Fairfield turned herself in Wednesday on a Wayne County warrant charging her […]

Headlines for Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A formal grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony was held this morning at the new Save-A-Lot store on West Main Street in Fairfield.  A huge crowd was in attendance.  The store is now officially open […]

Headlines for Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    FATAL SHOCK – A freak farming accident has claimed the life of a Fairfield man.  61-year-old Steve Brooks died of apparent electrocution Monday evening at a farm near Ellery. According to Wayne County […]

Headlines for Monday, June 18, 2018

MANHUNT SHIFTS TO S. WHITE COUNTY – The manhunt for two inmates who escaped from the White County jail in Carmi, Ill. Saturday morning has shifted to southern White County after a possible sighting of […]


Marjorie Faye Murbarger – Clay City

Marjorie Faye Murbarger, age 88, of Clay City, Illinois, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2018.  Marjorie had worked as a seamstress at the Genesco Garment Factory in Olney and was a member of Bethel United […]

Doris Ann Nelson – McLeansboro, IL

Doris Ann Nelson 69 of McLeansboro, IL Passed Away at 5:48 P.M., Friday, June 22, 2018 in McLeansboro Doris worked as an accountant and  loved working with genealogy and very active with Hamilton Co Historical […]

Dorothea Beasley – Fairfield

Dorothea Beasley, 93 of Fairfield died Thursday, June 21 at Aperion Care in Fairfield.   She was a homemaker and member Wayne City First Christian Church. Survivor include a son Richard and wife Tudi Beasley of […]

Steve H. Brooks – Fairfield

Steve H. Brooks, 61, of Fairfield, died at 6:00pm on Monday, June 18, 2018 in Ellery, Illinois. He was a truck driver during the summer for Wabash Valley FS in Fairfield. He also maintained the […]