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Francis Kaufman photo82-year-old Piopolis resident, Francis Joseph Kaufman, died at 2:55 p.m. Saturday, September 27 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.  He was a construction worker, and member of St. John Baptist Catholic Church at Piopolis.

Surviving are a sister, Mechtilda

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Family and friends of missing Fairfield teenager, Megan Nichols, staged a fundraiser Saturday outside the entrance of the Fairfield Super WalMart.  Reports indicated the fundraiser was held to raise reward money in hopes of bringing the 16-year-old teen home.

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Jack Rubenacker Photo77-year-old McLeansboro resident, Oscar John “Jack” Rubenacker, died at 6:55 p.m. Friday, September 26 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.  He was a farmer, and served in the U.S. Army in Korea.

Surviving are his wife Pearl J. Rubenacker

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Bernadine Smith93-year-old Albion resident, Bernadine Smith, died Friday, September 26 at Rest Haven Manor in Albion.  She was a homemaker and worked alongside her husband on the family farm.  She was also an expert seamstress and member of the

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Energy Transfer Crude Oil Company, LLC, known as ETCO, is developing plans to convert existing pipeline assets from natural gas to crude oil in western Wayne County, as well as installing a new 30-inch pipeline from four miles north of

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Nancy Erwin Photo58-year-old McLeansboro resident, Nancy J. Erwin, died at 4:22 p.m. Saturday, September 20 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.  She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband Paul of McLeansboro; two daughters, Paula Jean (Bobby) Wright of Sesser, IL

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The Wayne County Farm Bureau will be offering a flu vaccination clinic on Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Farm Bureau building in Fairfield.  The vaccination will be administered by the Wayne County Health Department, and the

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Petitions for the Consolidation Election to be held on April 7, 2015 will be available in the office of City Clerk Tina Hutchcraft in Fairfield beginning this Tuesday from 8 a.m. til noon and 1 to 5 p.m.  The

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The annual Fairfield Fall Fun Fest wraps up today.  Activities include the Classic Car Show on the Lemonds Chevy/Chrysler parking lot and the Kiddie Parade this morning.  Afternoon activities include the Gong Show at 1 p.m. in the

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jeffpoppenhagerJeffrey L. Poppenhager, 62, of Albion, Illinois died Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the US Navy and was a member of the

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