Graduation ceremonies were held Sunday at Fairfield Community High School. Cody Simpson, son of Clay and Lisa Simpson was named Valedictorian. Leah Carter, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Harry Carter was named Salutatorian. The American Legion Awards were presented to Cody Simpson, and Katie Liston, daughter of Steve and Kim Liston.
Jaden Boyd, daughter of Misty and Heath Boyd of Wayne City has been awarded second place in the Illinois Elks Association State Essay Competition. She received a $250 prize. More than 1,300 entries were submitted throughout the state. Pictured L-R: Americanism Chairman-Bob Osmond, Jaden Boyd, Mr. Mitchell and Exalted Ruler-Wayne Shreve.
A $1,000 cash reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the individual who stole three Stihl-brand chain saws and a leaf blower from a truck owned by Dustin Wiggins’ tree service. The items were taken from the truck while it was parked at the local IGA store. To report information about the case, call the Wayne County Crimestoppers Hotline at 842-9777.
Dewey F. Desch, Jr. 21 and Dawn M. Carter, 18 of Fairfield have been arrested on charges of residential burglary and criminal damage to property. The two are accused of entering the home of Crystal S. Mock, stealing several items, including a mounted alligator head.
On, Friday, May 16, Geff Grade School recognized and celebrated the yearlong study of the Pillars of Character. Each month the students learned about one of the Pillars of Character: respect, honesty, caring, responsibility, fairness, citizenship, being bully-free, and being drug-free. Each class created and performed a cheer, chant, or song based on the pillars of character. Sixth grade was the winner of that competition. The students that had been nominated through-out the year for exhibiting the pillars of character during the school day received a bracelet and skating pass. Three of the students were drawn from the year-long winners for special prizes. Winning the iPod shuffle was Harley Galbreith, winning the mp3 player was Lucas Jasman, and winning the Kindle Fire was Shelby Shelton.
The Community Bankers Association of Illinois Foundation for Community Banking has selected two Fairfield students for scholarships. Kyle Ellis has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Madeline Richards was awarded $500.
The Wayne County Golf Course hosted the Jim’s Custom Automotive-NAPA Auto Parts 2 Man 27 Hole Tournament Saturday. Blake and Richard Davis won the championship flight over Marty Vaugahn and Terry Weedman in second place. Jed Foster and Jim Musgrave, Jr. won the B flight in a sudden death play-off lasting two holes with Jason Friend and Ryan Isaacs taking second.
A two-state trade show has been set for Wednesday, June 18 in Mt. Carmel. The Illiana Business to Business Trade Show is being staged to promote local businesses and their products. More information is available by phoning 618-240-0635.