40-year-old Heather E. Stinson of Carmi was injured Thursday night when her car was hit broadside by a Jeep Wrangler near the intersection of Ill. Rt. 14 and Fifth Street in Carmi. State Police say Stinson’s car was hit by a Jeep driven by 22-year-old Andrew Grider of Carmi. Stinson’s car overturned after the impact. She was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville following the 10:45 p.m. crash. Grider was cited for failure to yield.
A Norris City, Ill. man has been jailed on charges he broke into the Crossroads Bible Church in Norris City last week, stealing cash and tools. The break-in was captured on the church’s video surveillance system. Matthew Kent Sallee, 25 is being held in the White County jail at Carmi under $7,500 cash bond on felony charges of burglary and theft over $500. Last Friday, Pastor Chad Everett noticed a door had been pried open and discovered that someone had stolen $40 from the Mountain Children’s Ministry room, and another $40 from the café area. An impact driver, reciprocating saw, circular saw, hammer drill, flashlight and a large quantity of hand tools were also missing.
The first batch of mosquitoes that tested positive for West Nile Virus was found Monday in Tamaroa, a small town in Perry County. No human cases of West Nile have been reported so far this year. Another positive batch was also found in E. St. Louis.
Dylan Mayes of Geff (pictured left) and Miles Healy of Mason (pictured right) represented Wabash Telephone Cooperative in the annual Youth to Washington Tour recently. The students were among 65 rural Illinois youth leaders selected for the trip. The trip is sponsored by the electric and telephone cooperatives of Illinois since the late 1950’s.
The Wayne County Fair is scheduled to start on Saturday, July 13. The fair will open on the 13th with the Lucas Oil Pro Tractor Pull. The Bunnage team from Wayne County will be among those competing. The Southern Gospel Group “Union Street”, featuring Aaron McCune of Fairfield will perform Sunday night, July 14.