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86-year-old Fairfield resident, Dolores “Dee” Rawls, died at 3:10 p.m. Thursday, August 7 at WayFair in Fairfield.  She was a bookkeeper for Keen Norris Drug Store and the Wayne County Ambulance Service, and a member of the First United

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Laura Belle Flannigan86-year-old McLeansboro resident, Laura Belle Flannigan, died at 5:50 a.m. Friday, August 8 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.

Surviving are her husband James Wallace Flannigan of McLeansboro; one daughter, Debra (Gary) Stratton of Dahlgren; two grandchildren, Beth Tidball of

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martha wiwhar281-year-old Carmi resident, Martha Jane Abbey Wiwchar, died Tuesday, August 5 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi.

Surviving are two sons, Harold Abbey of Carmi and Kevin (Vicki) Abbey of Las Vegas, NV; one daugther, Rhonda (Richard) Knight of

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A detention hearing for former Fairfield Community High School math teacher and cross-country coach Timothy Going is set for Monday morning in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis.  Going is awaiting trial on three counts of attempted sexual

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced Friday the completion of a nearly $100 million, four-year project to install over 1000 new miles of high-speed fiber optic broadband infrastructure across 55 Illinois counties.  Among the counties included are Clay, Lawrence, and

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scan000189-year-old Mt. Erie resident, Leo Floyd “Dick” Taylor, died at 3:15 a.m. Friday, August 1, at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.  He farmed and raced horses, and was a veteran of the Korean War, and a member of the Mt. Erie

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Wayne County and surrounding areas were placed under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch and were under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for a time Saturday evening as thunderstorms moved through the area.  Wayne County’s warning was issued shortly before 6:15 Saturday

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70-year-old Fairfield resident, Della M. Morris, died at 10:40 a.m. Thursday, July 24 at Way Fair Nursing Home.  She had worked at Continental Tire.

Surviving are a son, Tom Alexander of Fairfield; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one sister,

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Fairfield Mayor Chuck Griswold has declared today as Megan Nichols Day.  Megan, now 16 years old, has been missing since July 3rd.  Organizers are staging a cookout, bake sale and bucket brigade today to raise money for a

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80-year-old Mt. Vernon, IN resident, Katherine S. South, died Saturday, July 19 at Westpark Rehabilitation Center in Evansville, IN.  She was a retired Health Care Nurse and member of the Savah Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Ellen J.

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