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Headlines for Wednesday, August 27, 2014

More than 20 Wayne-White Electric power poles have been cut down by thieves recently. The thieves are primarily targeting meter loops that serve grain bins on area farms.  Wayne-White is now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved.  White County Sheriff Doug Maier says the local Crimestoppers organization is offering a $500 cash reward for information leading to an arrest in the case. The Illinois Farm Bureau has added another $1,000 reward for information in the case. Thieves are using a chain saw to cut down the poles.  Area farmers are being urged to watch their property closely.

The Fairfield City Council has approved selling two lots in the Fairfield Industrial Park to Elastec American/Marine.  Elastec paid $31,950 for the property.  The Council also approved the sale of 10.3 acres of Industrial Park land to Jeremy and Nikki Carter of Carter Trucking of Fairfield. The cost was $51,500.

The Fairfield City Council has approved the purchase of furniture and other amenities for the Fairfield Municipal Airport. The upgrades will be paid for out of funds budgeted for the airport and will be for improvements in the office and pilot’s lounge.

The Bedford Township Fire Department in Cisne is among eight departments in Illinois being honored for their fire prevention efforts. The Office of the State Fire Marshal made the announcement on Tuesday.

Fairfield Fall Fun Fest Buttons are now on sale at many participating merchants.  The buttons sell for $2 each, with the money going to support the activities of the Fun Fest.  Button holders will be eligible for two drawings worth $25 each day of the Fun Fest. A number drawn Saturday night of the Fun Fest will be worth $100.

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