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Headlines for Saturday, July 6, 2013

Wayne-White CEO Daryl Donjon and the Co-op’s Board of Directors have issued a statement regarging the arrest earlier this week of the co-op’s Finance Manager Bruce Johnson on felony forgery charges.  Wayne-White officials say that through insurance coverage and/or restitution, co-op members will suffer no significant financial impact.  While the investigation into Johnson’s alleged embezzling is ongoing, formal charges allege he forged two checks amounting to more than $16,000 to buy vehicles at a used car dealer in Louisville.

The Little Wabash at Carmi is expected to crest over the next 24 hours at 33.1 feet – more than six feet above flood stage. Thousands of acres of corn and soybeans have been inundated by the recent flooding.

The Fairfield City Council meets in regular session Tuesday night with a full agenda.  Among the items being considered is another payment to the contractor building the city’s new water treatment plant. The latest payment amounts to nearly a quarter of a million dollars.

A fundraiser has been set for Saturday, July 13 to help raise money to build a new Catholic church in Ridgway. St. Joseph’s Church was destroyed by a tornado in February of last year. The “Raise the Bell” fundraiser will feature an auction, raffle and dance.

KirschLongtime Hamilton Memorial Hospital board member Randy Kirsch is stepping down.  Kirsch served on the board for 15 years. The last two years, he served as board president.  It was during Kirsch’s tenure that Hamilton Memorial went through an extensive renovation and expansion project.

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