18-year-old Reno E. Casanova of Fairfield was arrested Saturday after he tried to run from police who pulled his scooter over on Elm Street. Police had to use a Taser on Casanova to subdue him. He was taken to the Wayne County jail and booked on charges of drunk driving, driving suspended and resisting arrest. Police say they found nine cans of Coors Light in his backpack.
52-year-old Jack A. Windle of Fairfield was arrested Saturday evening for domestic battery and resisting arrest. Windle is accused of knocking his wife out of a chair and onto the floor. Cheryl Windle, 52 was not injured. The incident was reported to police shortly after 6 p.m.
Fairfield Elks Lodge # 1631 donated to the Upward Basketball and Upward Soccer Programs. $775 ea. Pictured above are Edith Harl and Rick White.
Jasper School instructor Kathy Land took her fifth grade class on a field trip to the Wayne County Humane Society. The trip was to happen months ago as the students took a vote between several options on what to do for Christmas. Bad weather changed the plans many times. Students had several choices and one was to buy gifts for each other but buying dog and cat food and taking it to the humane society was their choice. Pictured is a portion of the food brought to the shelter by the children during their visit.
The FCHS Varsity Scholastic Bowl team competed in the IHSA Sectional Scholastic Bowl Saturday, finishing the day with one win and two losses. FCHS defeated Newton, but fell to Cumberland Marshall. FCHS ends the season with a record of 37-18.
Voter turnout is expected to be higher than normal in Wayne County Tuesday because of the race for Circuit Judge in the Republican Primary. Resident Judge Kevin Kakac is seeking his party’s nomination and is being challenged by David Williams, Mike Molt, John Robison and David Harrison. No Democrats are running in Tuesday’s Primary.
FCHS will host its winter sports awards night tonight at the New Beginnings Church. A meal will be served for athletes and coaches starting at 6:30 p.m. Athletes from boys and girls basketball, wrestling and cheerleading will be recognized.