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Headlines for Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Chuck GriswoldChuck Griswold (pictured) has unseated longtime Fairfield Mayor Mickey Borah.  Griswold defeated Borah 1,125 – 429.

Ralph Barbre has unseated Incumbent First Ward Alderman Tom Tucker in Tuesday night’s election. David Fletcher unseated Incumbent Phil Williams in Ward 4. Second ward Incumbent Jim Griffith and Third Ward alderman Steven Robinson were re-elected.

Carmi is getting a new mayor.  Alderman Jeff Pollard defeated Incumbent Mayor David Port and challenger Bill Mears.

The residents of Albion have voted to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages. The vote was 333 – 323.

The residents of McLeansboro voted their town wet during Tuesday night’s election.  61% of the voters said yes to the sale of booze.

BoazwarrenWuebelsThree area women have been arrested on Wayne County warrants for various drug offenses.   The suspects have been identified as Cynthia Boaz, 36 of Fairfield, Susan J. Warren, 52 of Fairfield and Deborah J. Wuebels, 41 of Dahlgren. Boaz and Warren face charges of unlawful purchase of methamphetamine precursors.  Wuebels faces a charge of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.  Bond on Warren and Boaz was set at $2,000 cash.  Wuebel’s bond was set at $1,500 cash. Pictured left to right are Cynthia Boaz, Susan Warren and Deborah Wuebels.

Officials have released the identity of a man whose body was found floating in the Wabash River near Patton, Ill. more than a week ago. The victim has been identified as Shane R. Porter, 36 of Dugger, Ind. Forensic Pathologist Dr. James M. Jacoby utilized dental records to confirm the identification. Wabash County Corner Larry Hodgson listed the preliminary cause of death as drowning pending toxicology results.  Porter’s body was found floating in the Wabash near Patton on April 1.

Voters in Harrisburg said NO to issuing $29 million in bonds to build a new high school.

Brent Opell has been elected Road Commissioner in Jasper Township.  John Jones Jr. was elected Road Commissioner in Big Mound Township with Richard Hoskins winning the Road Commissioner race in Lamard Township.

The Fairfield Fire Department is the recipient of a $24,990 small equipment grant.  The money will be used to buy breathing apparatus and extra air tanks.

The Fairfield City Council Tuesday night voted to spend $130,172 to resurface Doris Drive.  Another $43,444 was approved to repave Hawkins Drive.

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