Headlines for Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Fairfield City Council meets tonight.  Aldermen are scheduled to consider an ordinance to raise local utility rates.

White County police are investigating a car in the Wabash River over the weekend. The car was owned by Lucretia Turner of Eldorado and had apparently was stolen.  Police say a cement block had been wedged against the accelerator.

A weekend ATV accident left two White County residents seriously injured.  Curtis Martin of Maunie and Jennifer Strickland of Carmi were badly injured when their 4-wheeler struck a deer on a county road north of Illinois Rt. 141. Both victims were airlifted to an area trauma center.

A freak accident in the Bryan Memorial Park Nature Trail near Salem claimed the life of a Salem man. Investigators say 54-year-old Phillip Lusch died when he was struck in the head by a large limb that fell out of a tree.  The limb broke during strong winds on Saturday.

This Friday, the Olney Public Library and the town’s Rotary Club are bringing a mobile exhibit highlighting the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The exhibit will be set up in the public parking lot across from the court house. Artifacts, including actual steel beams from the World Trade Center, video and first responder audio will be featured. The exhibit will be open from 1 – 7 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free.

Local artist Spencer Meagher won three awards during the recent Fairfield Fall Foliage Paint Out.  Meagher took top honors for “Best Watercolor”, Best Other Medium”, and “People’s Choice”.