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Headlines for Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wayne City Tower

The old Wayne City Water Tower was dismantled Wednesday. The structure was built in 1955. As workers tore down the old landmark, they found an old Chicago Tribune newspaper dating from 1954 inside. Photo is courtesy of Shelly Bailey.

A Wayne County jury deliberated for 2 ½ hours Wednesday afternoon before finding 60-year-old LaDonna Beck of Fairfield not guilty of charges she stole money from her former employer, the Max and Sharkey Tipps family. Beck had originally been charged with multiple felony charges of theft and identity theft in a case dating back to 2009. She has been acquitted on all charges.

A 17-year-old Fairfield boy was taken to Fairfield Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning after he was found passed out in a bathroom at the Fairfield Golf Course. The teen faces a charge of illegal use of an intoxicating compound for allegedly “huffing” a can of Dust Off. He was treated at the hospital and released into the custody of his parents.

Buddy and Patsy Young of Mill Shoals have been named Volunteers of the Year by officials with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.  Buddy and Patsy have been Campground Hosts at Dolan Lake in rural Hamilton County the past 9 years.

The Illinois Eastern Community College Board of Trustees have approved a $3.1 million project for the construction of a Student Education and Support Center at Frontier Community College. The project has been included in the district’s 2015 Resource Allocation and Management Plan.

Kristin Brentlinger, the daughter of Ted and Angie Brentlinger of Geff has been named to the 2013 All State Journalism Team. The honor was announced this week by the Illinois Journalism Education Association and Illinois Press Foundation.  Kristin has been a member of the Cisne High School Yearbook staff the past four years.

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