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Headlines for Thursday, March 7, 2013

A former Eldorado man faces more than 100 years in prison after being convicted of sexually assaulting and impregnating a 13-year-old girl in Sycamore, IL. 43-year-old Mark A. Tate will be sentenced in Dekalb County Circuit Court on May 10. Tate was previously charged with predatory criminal sexual assault in Saline County in 2002, but the charges were dropped before the case went to trial.

Frontier Community College is hosting a Meet the Candidates Evening on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Workforce Development Center. Local candidates for city offices as well as high school board and IECC Board of Trustees candidates have been invited to participate.  The public is invited to attend and WFIW FM 104.9 will be broadcasting the event live.

This Saturday, the Wayne County Clerk’s office will be open from 8 a.m. until noon for voter registration or transfer of registration. Next Tuesday, March 12 is the last day for voter registration ahead of the April 9 consolidated municipal election. For more information, contact County Clerk Glenda Young.

This weekend marks the return of Daylight Saving Time. Residents are reminded to move their clocks ahead one hour before retiring Saturday night. Residents are also reminded to replace the batteries in their smoke detectors, carbon monoxide monitors and weather radios.

Starting Monday – weather permitting – County Highway 12 – the Wayne City Road – will be closed to through traffic approximately a half mile north of County Road 900 N.  The closure is needed for the removal and replacement of a damaged bridge over a tributary of the Skillet Fork.

Ulrich2Tom Ulrich, world-renowned wildlife photographer will be at the First Christian Church in Fairfield this Friday and Saturday evenings at 7.  Ulrich, a former Fairfield Community High School teacher, will present photos of his latest trip to Africa as well as Alaska, Glacier National Park and the Texas bird migration. There is no charge for either program.

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