Headlines for Thursday, January 5, 2017

Wayne City is getting a new funeral home.  Jason Young of  McLeansboro has purchased the former York Funeral Home property on Robinson Street and will open the Young Funeral Home next week.   Mr. Young worked several years in an area funeral home.  He also serves as the chief deputy coroner for Hamilton County under coroner Steve Bowling. Mr. Young is married to his wife Erika. The couple has two children – Chase who is 8 and Leah who is 6. A week-long open house has been set for next week.  The public is invited to stop by and visit the newly remodeled facility.  Their phone number is 895-7250.

The annual dinner meeting of the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce has been set for March 13. Nominations are now being accepted for the Business of the Year and the Community Service Award. Nominations may be made by calling the Chamber of Commerce office at 842-6116. Last year’s recipients were Carnaby Square as Business of the Year and Donna Reever as the Community Service Award recipient.

Members of the Red Hill Education Association have given a notice of intent to strike. According to officials with the Red Hill Community Unit No. 10 District, the earliest the strike could happen is this Friday.  The FCHS Mules basketball squad is set to play Red Hill Saturday evening. At this time, the game is still on.

Albion’s Pork Day celebration and the Edwards County Fair have joined together for one big event on Saturday, July 22 on the square in downtown Albion.  Activities will include a parade, car, truck and tractor show, a Little Miss Pork Day contest and the Fair Queen contest.

The Edwards County Spelling Bee has been set for Wednesday, January 18 at the Edwards County courthouse in downtown Albion.  Start time will be 6:30 p.m.  Judges this year will be Eric St. Ledger and Tracy Beuligmann.  The top four contestants from Albion and West Salem will compete to determine the county champion.