Headlines for Tuesday, February 6, 2018

It appears that a winter weather event scheduled to arrive later today will impact areas to our south more than the immediate Wayne County region. Ice and snow is still being forecast for the region and travel could still be impacted.

The City of Fairfield reports that February utility bills were mailed on January 31, but due to circumstances beyond the city’s control, many residents still have not received their bill. If you have not received your bill, please call or stop by the Fairfield City Hall to ask for a reprint of your bill, or for the amount owed. Bills are due on Monday, February 12. Billing can be reached at 842-2047. The Collector can be reached at 842-5016.

The Fairfield Community High Varsity Scholastic Team captured second place in the Black Diamond Conference Tournament. Fairfield went 6 and 1 on the day.  Senior Sam Beach was named to the All-conference team for being one of the top scorers in the first four rounds. Fairfield improves to 34 and 13 on the season. The will be back in action on Feb. 17 at Newton for the Masonic Sectional Tournament.

The Illinois Farm Bureau “ACTIVATOR” has endorsed State Representative David Reis for re-election to the 109th district.  Local trustee members endorsed Reis based on his commitment to farmers.  Reis is facing a primary challenge from Darren Bailey, a farmer from Xenia. The primary election is set for March 20.

28-year-old Ashley N. Jolly of Fairfield has been arrested on a petition to revoke her probation on a meth-related conviction.  She faces an additional charge of being in possession of drug paraphernalia after police found she was allegedly in possession of hypodermic syringes. Bond is $2,520.

An Evansville man was arrested over the weekend by White County police after he called 911 to report he was lost and stuck in a cornfield. Turns out he was parked in a private driveway near Carmi. Disoriented and confused, police cited 28-year-old Kyle David Saum for driving on a suspended license and had his van towed away.