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Headlines for Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Posey County, Indiana Prosecutor’s Office is working with the Indiana Department of Transportation to prosecute habitual offenders who fail to pay tolls on the Wabash Memorial Bridge that links Illinois Rt. 142 in White County to Rt. 62 in Indiana.  It’s the first time since toll booths staffed by workers were replaced with an automatic collection system that the county has prosecuted those who fail to pay tolls to cross the bridge.

A cool, rainy spring is easing dry conditions in much of the nation’s farm belt that saw the worst of last year’s drought.  But optimism is being tempered as the wet weather pattern has kept anxious farmers in most of Illinois from planting.  More rain is in the forecast for next week.

The Fairfield FFA will hold its annual Greenhouse Sale next Friday, April 19 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  A good selection of plants will be available in both pots and hanging baskets.  Proceeds are used to support local FFA projects.

To celebrate winning the mayor’s race in Browns last Tuesday, Mayor-elect Todd “Supercat” Bailey is throwing a victory party next weekend.  “Supercat’s” election party will be next Friday and Saturday, April 19, 20 at Chappy’s in downtown Grayville. “Supercat” is a vocalist and bass guitarist for the band Orry Kraw.

Tickets are still available for the annual Frontier Community College Foundation Jackpot Jamboree.  The event is set for next Saturday, April 20 at the Fairfield Elks Club.  Tickets are $50 each and are available from any Foundation member or at the college. Money raised will benefit worthwhile projects for the college.

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