Tuition at Eastern Illinois University at Charleston is going up. The 1.43% increase represents a $4 per semester hour increase and is the second lowest increase at EIU since 1979. EIU’s in-state tuition will rise to $283 per semester hour for students entering the 2013-2014 school year.
Edwards County farmer Neil Fearn has been named “Master Farmer” by Prairie Farmer Magazine. Fearn and his brother-in-law, Mike Harris operate Oak Leaf Farms, a 2,700 acre operation that produces yellow and white corn, soybeans and wheat. Neil is the son of Jack and Carol Fearn of rural Cisne. Neil’s son, Seth nominated him for the honor. Fearn and three other farmers will be honored as Master Farmers at a March 12 banquet in Bloomington, IL.
The FCHS varsity scholastic team tied for fifth place in the Class A Masonic Scholastic Bowl Tournament Saturday in Springfield. FCHS improves to 37 and 16 on the year. They will be in action again tonight in the IHSA Regional tournament in Fairfield. Pictured from left to right, Abigail Trotter, Kyle Ellis, Clay Hoskins, Charles Simpson and Kali Smith. Pictured back left to right, Tammy Austin, Brodey Murbarger, Andrea Robinson, and Breyaniah Noble.
27-year-old Daniel H. Bonnell of Robinson has been sentenced to 60 days in the county jail after admitting he videotaped students in a locker room at Robinson High School. He was also placed on two years of probation and ordered to pay nearly $1,500 in fines and court cost.
The Wayne County Corn Growers will hold their annual meeting Tuesday at Five Brothers Restaurant in Fairfield. The lunch will be at 11:30, followed by a business meeting at 12:30 at the Wayne County Extension Office.
Applications are now being accepted for the Hutchison Foundation Scholarship. Each one year scholarship will be worth up to $2,000 for tuition, books and fees. Applications are available in the Guidance Department offices Fairfield Community High School, Cisne High School and Wayne City High School. Applications must be returned no later than Wednesday, March 27.