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Charles “Chod” Welch

76-year-old McLeansboro resident, Charles “Chod” Welch died at 3:05 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 14 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. A member of the First United Methodist Church in Carmi, he was a farmer. Survivors include two sons, David and Connie Welch and Greg Welch, both of McLeansboro; three grandsons, Keith Welch and wife Savannah, Devan […]

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Robert William Warden, Jr.

Robert William Warden, Jr., 80, of Crossville, Illinois, died on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at his home. Robert was a heavy equipment mechanic and Crossville business owner for more than forty years. He was a United States Army veteran serving during the Korean War, Survivors include his wife Jenny Warden of Crossville; daughters Becky (Chuck) […]

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Francis Meritt

86-year-old Fairfield resident, Francis Meritt died at 12:30 a.m. Saturday at the Skilled Care Unit of Fairfield Memorial Hospital. She was retired from Fairfield National Bank where she worked in the bookkeeping department. She was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church where she was an active member, teaching Sunday school for several years. […]

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Misty Lee (James) Wadsworth

Misty Lee (James) Wadsworth, 37, of Hayden, AL and Norris City died Friday, December 12, 2014 in Clarksville, TN.  She was a 1995 graduate of Norris City-Omaha-Enfield High School and was working as a RN at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. Survivors include her husband of 9 years Dewayne of Hayden, AL; a daughter, Isabella Grace Wadsworth; […]

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Carl “Tom” Bishop

Carl “Tom” Bishop 82, of Albion died Wednesday December 10th, 2014, in Fairfield Memorial Hospital. He was a retired veteran of US Navy. Carl also worked and retired from AMF/Roadmaster in Olney. He was an avid sports fan who loved the Indiana Hoosiers, Chicago Cubs, basketball, football, golf, and was a major fan of Edward […]

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Keith Rankin

Keith Rankin, 57, a former resident of McLeansboro, died Wednesday December 10th, 2014 at his home in Spottsville, KY. Keith enjoyed flying model airplanes, and was a member of the Henderson Flying Club and the Bluegrass flying club. Survivors include his parents, Naomi Ruth Carr and Everett Deon Carr; one son:  Kyle (wife Danielle) Rankin […]

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Lost Kitten

Lost from 100 Delaware Street in Fairfield…..13 week old gray kitten answers to the name of Noodles.  Noodles is wearing a flea collar.  There is a $20 reward.  If you have seen or know where Noodles is, please call 618-599-6833.

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Headlines for Sunday, December 7, 2014

Fair weather brought out a large crowd at Saturday evening’s Fairfield Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade. The Grand Marshal’s Choice Award went to the Fairfield Banking Company. The prize was $200. The Best Use of Lights award of $200 went to the Cub Scout Pack 173. Each participating marching band was awarded $200. Marching bands include […]

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Headlines for Friday, December 5, 2014

34-year-old Eric W. Vaughan of rural Fairfield was jailed around midnight after he barricaded himself in his house east of Boyleston for over two hours. Police had gone to Vaughan’s house to question him about threats he had made to murder his estranged wife, 32-year-old Kelli J. Vaughan. He faces preliminary charges of violating an […]

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William Young

William “Bill” Young

62-year-old Fairfield resident, William “Bill” Young died at 11:15 Wednesday morning, Dec. 3 at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mount Vernon. He was retired sales manager at Young Auto Sales. Survivors include his wife, Glenda (Pope) Young of Fairfield; daughters, Glenna and husband Jim Michael of Fairfield and Leslie and husband Sean Riley of […]

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