Pictured above are representatives from local organizations accepting donations for their community organization from the late Lester and Janet Steiner Estate. Each group received $70,217.19. Left to right are Marion McDowell, Jr., Treasurer, Frontier Community College Foundation; Charlotte St.Ledger, Executive Director of Fairfield Memorial Hospital Foundation, Cynthia L. Steiner, Independent Executor of the Steiner Estate; Michelle Conard, Director of Fairfield Public Library; and Charlie McDonald, Pastor of First United Methodist Church.
Another Arctic cold front surged through the entire region overnight, bringing bitterly cold temperatures back to the Tri-State. A wind gust of 47 mph was recorded at 10:30 Sunday night as the front swept across the region. Temperatures are forecast to dip into the single digits behind the cold front.
Fairfield First Christian Church pastor Craig Scott returned home this weekend after undergoing more than six months of treatment and rehabilitation for injuries sustained in an accident in Puerto Rico last summer. During Sunday night’s services, Pastor Scott was on hand to greet church members for the first time since he suffered a spinal cord injury on January 22. Scott was on a mission trip with local youth in Puerto Rico when he was injured while body surfing. Since he was away undergoing treatment, volunteers have worked to make his home in Fairfield handicapped accessible.
60-year-old Robert Scott Beesley of Roundup, Montana died Sunday night when the pickup truck he was driving ran off Ill., Rt. 142 in Hamilton County and hit a tree. The accident happened shortly after 11 p.m. Beesley was pronounced dead at the scene.
The brutally cold winter could threaten Illinois’ winter wheat crop. The extreme temperatures could make the crop more susceptible to secondary diseases that could come along in the spring. It’s still too early to tell what winter’s impact may be on the crop.
A decision is expected at Tuesday’s Fairfield City Council meeting on the issue of Sunday liquor sales for local service clubs and restaurants. A three-man committee is expected to make its recommendation to the council.