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Pauline Francis Johnson

81-year-old McLeansboro resident, Pauline Francis Johnson died at 11:57 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 12 at her home in McLeansboro. She had been a beautician and she loved to do oil paintings. Survivors include her husband, Jackie Leland Johnson of McLeansboro; a son, Paul Frederich Fridenberg of Idaho Falls, Idaho; three sisters, Ruby Kaiser of Norris City, […]

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Headlines for Monday, January 6, 2014

A Wind Chill Warning remains in effect for all of Southern Illinois after low temperatures dipped to minus-8 this morning.  While Fairfield recorded only 3 ½ inches of snow, much heavier snow was reported in areas to our north.  Deep drifts have been reported on many east-west country roads throughout the county. 20-year-old Tyler Hutcheson […]

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Timothy Lee Pickford

58-year-old Dahlgren resident, Timothy Lee Pickford died on Monday, Dec. 30 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was a carpenter. Survivors include his wife Juliana Pickford of Dahlgren; two daughters, Laurellen and Dolly Pickford of Dahlgren; two sons, Jackson and Edward Pickford of Dahlgren; his mother, Edith Musselman of Carriere, MS; four brothers, […]

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Doris Grandstaff

82-year-old Fairfield resident, Doris Grandstaff died at 10:54 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18 at her home. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a sister, Marie Smith of Fairfield. Services for Doris Grandstaff will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield with burial in Laird Cemetery. Visitation will be […]

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Headlines for Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013

Wayne County Sheriff’s Police executed a search warrant Monday night at a home in Sims, seizing a large quantity of meth-making materials and making two arrests. Shortly before 8:30 Monday night, police went to the home of Regina L. Weccele and Timothy M. Smith, both 37 of 403 Adams Street in Sims.  Inside, police found […]

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June (Lotz) Pearce

89-year-old Fairfield resident, June (Lotz) Pearce, died at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday, December 4 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. Surviving are a daughter, Jill Pearce Bell of Anna, IL; two sons, Willard Pearce of Lake Wells, FL and Scott Pearce of Franklin, NC; four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Graveside services for June (Lotz) Pearce will be at […]

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William Lowell Sparr

82-year-old Cisne resident, William Lowell Sparr died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. He was a retired farmer and served 36 years as Elm River Township Road Commissioner. Survivors include a brother-in-law, Harold Holmes of Fairfield; two step-sisters, Shirley Shelton of Clay City and Peggy Loehr of Newburgh, IN; two step-brothers, […]

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