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Headlines for Tuesday, January 21, 2014

REID, JERROD GARRISON, ANTHONY MTwo Fairfield men were arrested Monday after police raided a house in Cisne and seized a suspected meth lab.  Anthony M. Garrison, 24 (right) and Jerrod L. Reid, (left) 28 are in the county jail on multiple meth-related charges. Garrison also faces a charge of being in possession of a sawed off shotgun.  Reid was also cited for being in possession of ammunition with a revoked Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) Card.  Resident Judge Kevin Kakac set bond on each suspect at $25,000 CASH.

LeRoy Moore of rural Fairfield lost two hog houses to fire this morning at his farm in rural Edwards County.   Moore was able to get all but two of the pigs out of the houses before they were destroyed.  The fire was reported around 9 a.m.,

38-year-old Kevin M. Pearce of Norris City died this morning from injuries sustained in a car-bicycle crash January 12.  Pearce was riding his bike on Ill. Rt. 1 north of Norris City when he was hit by a Chevy Malibu driven by 35-year-old James Lee Sturms of Norris City.  He died this morning at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.

The Fairfield Grade School Board met Monday night, setting Center Street Graduation for May 20 at 7 p.m.  The last day of classes this year will be May 28.  The first day of classes for students this fall will be August 15. The board also voted to re-hire Supt. Diana Zurliene, Center Street Principal Bill Wrenn and Northside Principal Amy Duckworth.

Authorities have released the name of a man killed in a house fire last Friday near Olney.  The body of 93-year-old Robert E. “Zeke” Redman, a WW II veteran, was found in the burned out structure. No official cause of the fire has been released at this time.

The Fairfield Coin Club will be awarding two $500 scholarships this year to students planning to attend Frontier Community College.  The deadline to apply is March 1. Applications are available on the Frontier Community College website.

Wayne County Golf Course volunteers will have the first of four porkburger sales of the season this Saturday on Main Street in front of the courthouse. Proceeds will help the golf course with ongoing improvement and maintenance projects, including recovery from the damage sustained by last November’s tornado.

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