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Evelyn Wilson Collins

88-year-old former McLeansboro resident, Evelyn Wilson Collins died at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. Services for Evelyn Wilson Collins are pending at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.

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Headlines for Friday, December19, 2014

Winners have been named in the WFIW Reindeer Race and Turkey Shoot Contests. Velma Gilmore took first place for $325 in cash and prizes. Lisa Smith was second and receives $200 in cash and prizes. Third place goes to Todd Walker who received $150 in cash and prizes. The boil order in Wayne City has […]

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Mary Ann Clifton

Mary Ann Clifton, 78 of Cisne, IL died at 9:57AM Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ in Fairfield, IL. Survivors include a daughter Randa L. (Tim) Moseley of Clay City, Illinois; 1 sister Diane (Jerry) Prichart of Marion, […]

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Leah Ann Creighton

77-year-old Wayne City resident, Leah Ann Creighton died at 3:47 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. She was a homemaker. Survivors include sons, Mike and wife Tresa Creighton of Wayne City and Pat and wife, Trena Creighton of Wayne City; daughters, Linda Scheringer of San Antonio, TX and Kelly Phillips […]

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Headlines for Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

TRAFFIC ALERT – I-64 east bound lanes are now back open.  Both westbound lanes are still closed from mile post 130-110 and will remain closed for at least another couple of hours . A tractor-trailer semi overturned shortly after midnight, causing a hazardous materials spill.  Illinois State Police, Illinois Department of Transportation and other emergency workers are […]

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Headlines for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

              The body of a Wayne County, Ill. man missing since last Thursday night was found Wednesday evening in a drainage ditch near Golden Gate, Ill. Thomas Sharp, 55 was last seen last Thursday night leaving his home on a four-wheeler. Fairfield Rural Fire Department volunteers searching along a […]

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Vernetta Greenwalt

Vernetta Greenwalt, age 98, a resident of Wayne City, IL died Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at her home. She was a home maker, and a member of the Wayne City Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons:  Larry (and wife Judy) Greenwalt of Johnsonville, IL;   Carroll (and wife Linda) Greenwalt of Wayne City, IL;  two grandchildren, […]

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Headlines for Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christopher Conard, an Edward Jones Financial Advisor with offices on Main Street in Fairfield has been replaced.  Officials at Edward Jones headquarters in Maryland Heights, MO confirm that Conard is no longer with the company. Officials added that Christopher Hargrove, a financial advisor from corporate headquarters in Missouri will temporarily operate the office at 302 […]

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Christine Jo McQuiston

Christine Jo McQuiston, 67, died at 6:55 p.m. on Friday, December 12, 2014, at Flora Gardens Care Center in Flora, Illinois. She taught Social Studies and English for 34 years at the Flora High School. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution; PEO Sisterhood DT Chapter in Salem; Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, […]

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Miss Jessie Colbert

108-year-old former Fairfield resident, Miss Jessie Colbert died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at Burgin Manor in Olney. A charter member of the First Baptist Church in Fairfield, she had been a bookkeeper for Nale’s Funeral Home for more than 50 years. She graduated from Fairfield Community High School in 1924. Survivors include a […]

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