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Headlines for Monday, February 3, 2014

A Wayne County Grand Jury has returned indictments against two Fairfield men accused of unlawful delivery of drugs.  In unrelated cases, Shawn E. Webb, 25 and Shannon L. Cone, 26 were jailed over the weekend. Shawn Webb faces formal charges of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and unlawful delivery of methamphetamine.  Wayne County Circuit Judge Kevin Kakac set bond at $150,000. Shannon L Cone has been formally charged with Unlawful Delivery of Cannabis and Delivery of a controlled Substance.  Judge Kakac also set Cone’s Bond at $150,000.

Former Fairfield businessman and one of the city’s most active volunteers, Bob Medler died Saturday night at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville. He was 58.  Medler suffered an apparent heart attack while driving Friday morning near Maple Hill Cemetery.  His vehicle crossed E. Delaware and struck Chris Miller’s home.  Medler had previously operated Poor Ol’ Bob’s Getting’ Place in downtown Fairfield.  After closing the business, he went to work in ad sales for the Navigator Journal Newspaper in Grayville. Services are pending at Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.

The Fairfield Community High School Varsity Scholastic Team captured second place in the Eastern Illinois University Honors Tournament Saturday. FCHS claimed wins over Windsor, Marshall, Neoga, Casey-Westfield and Charleston. They fell to Salem and Cumberland. The team moves to 23-8 on the year.


Angie Bird of Fairfield and Brandi Melloy of Albion have been named recipients of the 7th annual Debra Jean Withrow Scholarship, an annual scholarship that is awarded to local nursing students enrolled in the IECC Nursing Program at Frontier Community College.  Each will receive a $500 award. Pictured left to right: Theresa Marcotte, RN, MSN, FCC Nursing Faculty/Department Head; recipients Angie Bird and Brandi Melloy; and Dr. Jervaise McDaniel, Associate Dean of Adult and Continuing Education.


Brandi Anderson of Wayne City and Brittni Miller of Geff have been awarded the Clemence Elizabeth Cox Scholarship. The $500 scholarships are awarded semi-annually to second-level nursing students. Both recipients will complete their Associates Degree in Nursing in May, 2014. Pictured left to right are: Jerry Cox, scholarship recipients Brittni Miller and Brandi Anderson, Nursing Faculty and Dept. Head Theresa Marcotte, MSN, RN; and Dr. Jervaise McDaniel, Associate Dean of Adult and Continuing Education.

Gov. Pat Quinn is making it easier for low-income residents to buy propane to heat their homes.  Participants in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will be eligible for an additional $1,000 to help buy propane for heat.

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