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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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A co-owner of Lewis Brothers Scrap Yard in Burnt Prairie died Friday evening in a tragic accident. Timothy Lewis, Sr. 59, died after being crushed while unloading a stock car from a trailer.  Wayne County Coroner Jimmy Taylor said

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James Atteberry51-year-old Fairfield resident, James L. Atteberry, died at 5 a.m. Friday, July 18 at Good Samartian Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL. He had worked at Murphy Brown Hog Farm at Mount Erie.

Survivors include a daughter, Kaycee Atteberry of Fairfield.

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Dana Aydt Pic 00186-year-old McLeansboro resident, Dana Belle Aydt, died at 8:45 a.m. Friday, July 18 at Enfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Enfield.  She was a Kitchen Technician for the State of Illinois, and a past member of the Manteno,

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Authorities are searching for a Wayne City man who walked away from a federal residential reentry center in Evansville, IN Thursday.  34-year-old Paxton D. Bruce was housed at the center after his supervised release on a previous drug conviction

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