Headlines for Monday, July 9th, 2018

Fairfield Mayor Brent Maguire says the fireworks display at Southwest Park was heavily attended on Friday night with over 400 cars in the lot. He also said he was pleased with the Chamber’s pre-firework party downtown.

The two White County escapees who were captured over the weekend made their initial court appearances. Zachary Shock and Johnny Tipton were in White County Circuit Court today and both are on $1 million bond, and were ordered back in court July 30th. Shock was picked up Friday night south of Equality on Forest Road. Tipton was arrested Saturday in the Cave-In-Rock area. Both men, along with Justin Bray, escaped from the White County Jail on June 16th. Bray was picked up less than 24 hours after the escape. He is due in court next week.

26-year-old Daniel Muck of Sandoval was arrested on a Wayne County warrant in Williamson County for failure to appear on a meth charge. He is being housed in the Wayne County jail.

Good news for Illinois farmers as about 40-percent of the corn crop has reached silk stage compared to a five-year average of 11-percent. Soybeans are doing even better, four times ahead of the average for this time in the season.

The Cisne Reunion, set for August 8-11 has announced entertainment for the stage of the event. Among the groups to perform: The Peyton Sisters, The Dixie Melody Boys, the Jason McKinney Band, The Stranded…and the Cornfield Mafia.

Josh Garner, a nationally recognized gospel singer, was back in his hometown of Fairfield last night performing at the Wayne County Fair. Garner says he is pursuing other possible opportunities but will never give up performing.