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The Wayne County Historical Society will bury the Time Capsule for 2039 on the grounds of the Hanna House Museum today at 11 a.m.  The public is invited to the event.  In a cooperative effort with Fairfield Retail

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Salem, IL held its Relay For Life event Friday night and Saturday morning.  Reports say the event raised a total of $79,654 just short of a goal of $90,000.  Reports also said the event was delayed for 45

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54 Rend Lake College Practical Nursing students completed their program Thursday night during the annual Pinning Ceremony, held in the Rend Lake College Theatre.  Among the 54 students were some from Wayne County.  Students who graduate from the

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78-year-old Norris City resident, formerly of Wayne County, John C. Melton, died Thursday, June 26 at  Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL.  He was an oilfield and truck driver.  He was also a Veteran of the

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78-year-old Mill Shoals resident, Vera June Chaney, died at 8:42 p.m. Thursday, June 26 at her home.

Surviving is a brother, George Leinard of Mill Shoals.

Per her request her body will be cremated,  with no services at this

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62-year-old Donald J. Schubert of Fairfield was hurt in an accident late Thursday afternoon in Grover Township.  Police say Schubert was westbound on Sunrise Drive and missed a curve in the roadway, causing the vehicle he was driving to

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Lewis Pilcher79-year-old Fairfield resident, Lewis Edward Pilcher, died at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 25 at Cisne Rehab in Cisne.  He was retired from Trunkline Gas as a gas fitter, and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Surviving are

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Whitten

72-year-old Horace Vernon Whitten of Raleigh, NC, died Friday, June 20.  He had been in the Navy Reserves and worked for IBM.

Surviving are his wife Ruby Greifzu Whitten; step-children, Ruth Prince of Beach Park, IL, and Larry Prince

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Griffin

32-year-old Olney resident, Daniel J. Griffin, died at 11:20 p.m. Thursday, June 19 at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney.

Surviving are his wife Cherlyn Griffin of Olney; his mother, Theresa (Stephen) Tarpley of West Salem; his father, Larry (Tammy) Griffin

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Shaun Micheal Betts35-year-old Wayne City resident, Shaun Michael Betts, died at 5 a.m. Saturday, June 21 in Bluford.  He was a tire builder at General Tire Company in Mt. Vernon, IL.

Surviving are his mother, Wanda Betts of Wayne City; three

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