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Headlines for Friday, March 14, 2014

51-year-old Susan Shelton of Fairfield was injured Thursday evening when a pickup truck ran into the back of her Jeep Cherokee on U.S. Rt. 45 near County Road 1200 N.  She was slowing to turn into a private drive when she was hit.  The driver of the truck has been identified as Vernon Tegeler, 59 of Teutopolis.  Shelton was taken to Fairfield Memorial Hospital following the 6:42 p.m. accident.


Fairfield National Bank recently awarded a $500 donation to the Fairfield Community High School Technology Program.  The money will be used for registration costs for the 2014 Greater St. Louis Regional Botball Tournament April 12.  A group of 11 FCHS students will participate in this year’s event. Pictured left to right are students Ian Baumgardner, Jacob DeJarnatt, Holden August, Reece Everett, Scott Merkle, Fairfield National Bank Marketing Committee Representative, Colin McDuffee, and Michael Mitchell.  Not pictured are Don Grimes, Brogan Lavine, Wilson Lackey, Yanis Hermann, and Andrew Carter.

Fairfield Memorial Hospital has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Southeastern Illinois Area Health Education Center. The money will be used to enhance the hospital’s employee wellness program.  The hospital currently has over 250 employees.

Wayne City High School’s Red Ribbon Team has launched its Operation Teen Safe Driving Campaign, promoting seat belt usage and safe driving.  Wayne City is one of only a few schools in the state selected to participate in the program.

The incoming president of Southern Illinois University will have to pay $250,000 if leaves his new post within 3 ½ years. The clause was added to incoming president Randy Dunn’s contract after he bailed out of his contract with Youngstown State University after only 7 months on the job to take the SUI position.  The $250,000 would cover the cost of another presidential search.

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