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Merle Rogers

Merle J. Rogers, 60 of Woodlawn, IL died on January 16, 2015 at Specialty Select Hospital in Evansville, IN. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and Army Reservist. He worked as a Jailer at the White County Jail for several years, then moved to Sandoval and worked and retired from the Illinois Dept. of Corrections […]

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Frances Bell

Frances Simmons Bell

78-year-old Frances Simmons Bell died at 5:50 p.m. Thursday, January 15 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.  She had worked in Fairfield Memorial Hospital Housekeeping. Surviving are her husband Ivan of Fairfield; three sons, Jackie Simmons of Eldorado, Steven Troy Simmons of Chicago and Robert Simmons of Fairfield; three step-daughters, Pamela Simpson, Kimberly Rodgers and […]

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JB Courtright

James Burvill (JB) Courtright

81-year-old Geff resident, James Burvill (JB) Courtright, died  Friday, January 16 at his home.  He was a farmer and worked for FS, Anaconda, Southwire and Airtex.  He was a member of the Enterprise United Methodist Church and served as a board member for the Cisne Grade School and North Wayne Fire Department. Surviving are his […]

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Headlines for Saturday, January 17, 2015

29-year-old Joseph M. Murphy of Grayville was charged Friday with three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Edwards County Circuit Court.   Murphy (pictured left) is accused of having sexual contact with a victim under the age of 13 on or about January 7th.  […]

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Fay Morris

88-year-old Dahlgren resident, Fay Morris, died at 11:57 p.m. Thursday, January 15 at her home.  She was a homemaker, member of the First United Methodist Church in McLeansboro.  She loved to garden and was an original member of the Hamilton County Home Extension Unit. Surviving are two daughters, Flossie Webb and husband Ron of Wayne […]

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Robert D. (Bob) Szalla

68-year-old Genoa, IL resident, Robert D. (Bob) Szalla died at 10:53 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13 at Bethany Healthcare and Rehab Center in Dekalb, IL. He was a retired draftsman and part time police officer. Survivors include a son, Bart Szalla of California; a daughter, Leslie Szalla of Wisconsin; a brother, Edward Szalla of Chicago; cousins, […]

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Wheeler house fire

Headlines for Sunday, January 11, 2015

Fire caused considerable damage to the Steve and Donnie Wheeler home on West Center Street in Fairfield Saturday afternoon.  Fairfield Fire Department officials said the residents were attempting to thaw out the gutters of the home with a torch when they caught the roof on fire.  Firemen were able to contain the fire to the […]

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Headlines for Saturday, January 10, 2015

Forecasters at the National Weather Service say a light icing event is possible in the area late Sunday afternoon into Sunday night.  A mix of freezing rain or sleet is expected to begin Sunday afternoon, with up to a tenth of an inch of icing possible before temperatures are expected to climb above freezing Sunday […]

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Donna Kay Lager

57-year-old McLeansboro resident, Donna Kay Lager, died at 4 p.m. Thursday, January 8 at Good Samaritan Regional Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL.  She was a factory worker and previously employed by Celebrity and Crownline Boat Factories. Surviving are her husband Phillip of McLeansboro; two brothers, Jay Garner of Marion, IL and Artie Garner of West […]

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Headlines for Sunday, January 4, 2015

Chief Darin Hopper has released the Fairfield Fire Departments’ statistics for 2014.  There were seven structure fires, seven vehicle fires, and five grass and brush fires, along with five trash, rubbish and illegal burn fires.  Significant fires in 2014 included Hoopers Cleaners, Lot #5 at 516 NW 6th Street and at 1007 North First Street.  […]

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