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Olivia Smith, the 7-year-old daughter of Tim and Emily Smith, was crowned this year’s Little Miss Geff Frontier Days.  1st runner-up is Ashley Anderson, 7-year-old daughter of Brian and Tammy Anderson, and 2nd runner-up is Chesney Young, 6-year-old daughter

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Fairfield Memorial Hospital and Deaconess Hospital in Evansville have entered into an affiliation agreement. The agreement is designed to enhance services and increase collaboration between the two healthcare providers and the counties they serve. Fairfield Memorial will remain a local,

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ALBERT A. PARKER IIGARY S. TAYLOR IIA tip from a neighboring Sheriff’s Department led authorities to the arrest of two Wayne County, Ill. men on charges they were operating a suspected meth lab.  Gary S. Taylor, 44 of Geff, Ill. (pictured right) and Albert A.

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Donald Currier croppedA formal charge of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm has been filed against a Golden Gate man accused of stabbing a Grayville man Sunday night during the Grayville Days Celebration.  25-year-old Donald H. Currier (pictured)  is accused

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Donald Currier croppedStitch Robson cropped25-year-old Donald Currier of Golden Gate (pictured left) was arrested overnight in connection with a stabbing incident Sunday night in Grayville.  Currier is accused of stabbing 27-year-old Dustin Robson of Grayville (pictured right) in the abdomen during an altercation

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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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