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Headlines for Monday, May 21, 2018

BAD WRECK – An Indiana woman was seriously injured Sunday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash on Ill. Rt. 15 in Wayne County.  Wayne County Sheriff’s Police report that Tinish M. Spisa of Whiting, Indiana was […]

Headlines for Sunday,May 20th, 2018

FCHS GRADUATION HELD – Graduation ceremonies for Fairfield Community High School were held Sunday afternoon.  Sam Beach was named Valedictorian of this year’s graduating class.  Sarah Titzer was named Salutatorian. Elmer McDuffee with the Fairfield […]

Headlines for Saturday, May 19th, 2018

The boil order that was in effect for customers on Andrew Drive, Petroleum Blvd and from the WADI headquarters to Petroleum Blvd has been lifted. Customers no longer have to boil water to be used […]

Headlines for Friday, May 18, 2018

WATER ISSUE RESOLVED – Rend Lake Conservancy District officials say 35 hours after water stopped flowing from their water treatment plant, water is once again flowing. The emergency situation affected 175,000 consumers in four S. […]

Headlines for Thursday, May 17, 2018

  MT. VERNON WATER EMERGENCY – The City of Mt. Vernon is approaching a State of Emergency due to the major water main break at Rend Lake Conservancy District and water levels for the city […]

Headlines for Wednesday, May 16, 2018

SEX SUSPECT NABBED –  An Indiana man has been arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a Fairfield child.  Formal charges of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child have been filed against […]

Headlines for Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Darian Lavine of Fairfield was recently awarded the Spirit of Life Foundation Scholarship, and she is using the award to study abroad in London this summer.   Lavine is currently overseas with fellow students from Maryville […]


Katherine B. “Kay” Baker – Fairfield

Katherine B. “Kay” Baker, 82, of Fairfield, died at 9:30pm on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Aperion Care in Fairfield.  She had been a bookkeeper in her husband, Carson Baker’s, income tax business for many […]

Gladys Mae Jones – Flora

Gladys Mae Jones, age 85, of Flora, Illinois, and formerly of Rinard, passed away Thursday night, May 17, 2018, at Flora Gardens Care Center. She was born July 10, 1932, in Rinard, the daughter of […]

Jerry Lee Rockett – Burnt Prairie

70-year-old Burnt Prairie resident, Jerry Lee Rockett died at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 at the Linda White Hospice Center in Evansville.  He was retired from Airtex Products in Fairfield. He was a member of […]

Chad Aaron Rotramel – West Salem

Chad Aaron Rotramel, 46, of rural West Salem died on Monday, May 14, 2018 at his home. He was a farmer, played, coached and refereed football. He is survived by his wife Bethany, daughters Hannah […]