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
51-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.
86-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,
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
The Wayne County Fair in Fairfield is underway. Grandstand attractions began last night with the Lucas Oil Tractor Pull. Today’s events include harness racing at 2 p.m. and a gospel concert at 6:30 this evening. More harness
Donald E. Blackwell, 81, of Cisne, IL died at 2:35AM Saturday, July 12, 2014 at his home. Donald is a thirty year retiree from Caterpillar Tractor at Aurora, IL where he was an inspector and graphic artist. He
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
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
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
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