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25-year-old Donald Currier of Golden Gate was arrested overnight in connection with a stabbing incident Sunday night in Grayville.  Currier is accused of stabbing 27-year-old Dustin Robson in the abdomen during an altercation around 9 o’clock Sunday night during

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It could be another 90 days before the rules governing the practice of high volume, high pressure hydraulic fracturing go into effect. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources released the new set of rules on Friday.  However, the legislative

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Area motorists can expect continued stepped-up enforcements from state police on roadways through the remainder of the holiday weekend.  Through Tuesday, troopers are focusing their enforcement efforts on the four most common traffic violations that contribute to accidents, including

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76-year-old Gary R. Warren of Wayne City was cited for failure to yield the right of way at a stop intersection following a two-vehicle accident Friday morning north of Sims.  Wayne County Sheriff’s police said Warren was stopped at

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tommy kentTommy Kent has been hired as Athletic Director at Frontier Community College. He will oversee the athletic program that started this fall semester and includes Men’s and Women’s golf and cross country teams. Prior to coming to Fairfield, Kent was

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The theft of wiring from utility poles has now spread into three counties.  Thieves have been using a chain saw to cut down power poles to steal the wiring contained within meter loops that serve grain bins. As many

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More than 20 Wayne-White Electric power poles have been cut down by thieves recently. The thieves are primarily targeting meter loops that serve grain bins on area farms.  Wayne-White is now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to

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corn

Results are in from both the Wayne and White County crop tours. The projected corn yield for Wayne County is a record-setting 167 bushels per acre. The projected soybean yield has been pegged at 44 bushels per acre.  The

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Headlines for Monday, August 25, 2014

Record forecast yields were noted during the annual Wayne County corn and soybean yield tour conducted today.  Corn Growers President Gregg Barnard says the average corn yield has been pegged at 167 bushels

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For the second straight weekend, strong and severe thunderstorms moved through Wayne and surrounding counties, dumping heavy rainfall in much of the area and leading to some brief flash flooding.  The storms hit around 8 p.m. Saturday and were

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