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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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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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Members of the union representing Airtex Products workers in Fairfield will gather Sunday afternoon to vote on another contract offer.  The ratification meeting has been set for 2 p.m. Sunday in the Center Street Gym.  Last weekend, members

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Members of United Auto Workers Local 543 will gather Sunday to consider ratification of a new contract with Airtex Products in Fairfield. The ratification meeting has been set for 2 p.m. Sunday in the Center Street Gym.  Last weekend,

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As much as five inches of rain fell in northern Wayne County overnight, causing some brief flash flooding conditions.  Officials report one car became stranded in high water on U.S. Rt. 45 near the Wayne-Clay County line.  No

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49-yeDelong croppedar-old Darrel Delong of Collinsville has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a traffic crash last November that killed five people, including his wife.  Delong was driving with a blood alcohol level of .14 the night

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