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Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey recorded a small earthquake Thursday night near Benton in Franklin County.  The magnitude 2.7 tremor was centered nine miles east/northeast of Benton at 10:02 Thursday night.  The quake originated from a fairly

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wiley89-year-old former Fairfield resident, Mary Ann Wiley of Evansville, IN died at 1:38 a.m. Wednesday, April 16 at the home of her daughter. She had been a secretary at Airtex Products.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan Cox of Evansville, IN;

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colcsilasFairfield City Police Chief Brad Winter has announced his retirement.  Mayor Chuck Griswold has appointed Det. Sgt. Keith Colclasure (left) as the new chief.  Sgt. Silas Eckelberry (right) will become the new assistant chief.  Current Assistant Chief

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Ethel Lois Rose88-year-old McLeansboro resident, Ethel Lois Rose died at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 16 at her home in Heritage Woods in McLeansboro.  She was retired from the laundry department at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara

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89-year-old Fairfield resident, Genevieve Cunningham died Jan. 11 at Way-Fair in Fairfield.

Survivors include daughters, Becky (Larry) Hildebrand of Fairfield, Linda Cheatham of Chaplin, KY and Janet Stark of Louisville, KY; a brother, Virgil Sprague of Old Town, FL; 10

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MusgraveCol. Vernon Lee Musgrave, USAF Ret., of Long Beach, Ms. died Monday, April 14, 2014.   Col. Musgrave was originally from the Barnhill/ Bt. Prairie area, and was a 1965 graduate of SIU. He had been a jet fighter

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60-year-old Fairfield resident, Sam Harrawood died March 20 at his home.

Survivors include his wife, Sandy Harrawood of Fairfield; daughters, Samantha Harrawood of Decatur and Cecilia and husband Brian Kushave of Madison, WI; one grandchild; a sister, JoLynne Atkins of

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The public library in Albion and the Frontier Community College library have been issued $5,000 grants through the Illinois Secretary of State’s “Back to the Books” program.  A $4,000 grant was issued to the Norris City Memorial Library.

Health

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osbornJames Eugene Osborne, 69, of Grayville, Illinois, died April 15, 2014, at his home.   He was a truck driver and attended the Cowling Free Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Osborne; son Jeff (Shelly) Osborne, all of

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84-year-old former Grayville resident, Donald Lee Graham of Adamsville, TN died Monday, April 14 in Jackson, TN.  He had been the owner and operator of Graham Insurance and Real Estate  of Grayville and the president of Petro-Halogen Corporation,

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