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Illinois EPA Director Lisa Bonnett has announced 19 grant awards totaling over $1.5 million to local governments in the state to be used to conduct inspections at permitted pollution control facilities, such as landfills, and to investigate citizen complaints about

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Nicholas O'Daniel16-year-old Fairfield resident, Nicholas Andrew O’Daniel, died Monday, September 8 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.  He was a junior at Fairfield Community High School.  He had been a member of the FCHS Baseball Team.

Surviving are his parents, Jean

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Jerry Gray73-year-old Fairfield resident, Jerry Earl Gray, died at 5:40 p.m. Monday, September 8 in the intensive care unit at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.  He was an auto mechanic, a U.S. Veteran serving in the Army, and a member and Deacon

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16-year-old Nicholas O’Daniel died Monday afternoon after the car he was a passenger in ran off a rural Wayne County road, crashed through a guardrail and landed in a creek.  O’Daniel was taken to Fairfield Memorial Hospital where he

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Found on the farm five miles north of Wayne City (Shreve Farm): dark brown, two-tone coloring horse.  Call 895-4695 and ask for Ellen.

longbons50-year-old Bone Gap resident, Richard D. Longbons, died at 8:30 a.m. Friday, September 5 at Bone Gap.  He worked at Champion/Fram.

Surviving are his mother, Lavina (George) Ray of Olney; one son, Richard Cabot Longbons of Bone Gap; two

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A little-known episode in local Civil War history will be the focus of a public program this Tuesday night at 7 at the Fairfield Public Library.  The Wayne County Historical Society will feature Rick Moore of Broughton, who will

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Carolyn Hinkle71-year-old Fairfield resident, Carolyn J. Hinkle, died at 8:54 p.m. Friday, September 5 at her home.  She was a retired insurance agent, and a member of the Rock Community Church.

Surviving are her husband Eddie Hinkle; five daughters, Lauri

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94-year-old Carmi resident, Anna Q. Hortin, died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday, September 4 at Phoenix Rehab and Nursing.  She was a homemaker and 6th grade teacher, teaching music, English and reading at Enfield, Crossville and Carmi Grade School. 

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90-year-old Ellery resident, Agnes M. Piercy, died Friday, September 5 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.  She worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a clerk for many years.   She was also a member of the Ellery

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