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Headlines for Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Jerry Lisenbee has been appointed third ward alderman for the Fairfield City Council.  Lisenbee will serve the unexpired term of Harry Morlan who died last March.

Keith Colclasure is officially the new Fairfield Police Chief.  His Assistant Chief is Silas Eckelberry.  The Fairfield City Council also approved the appointment of Darin Hopper as Fire Chief and his assistant Chief, Andrew Miller.

Howell Paving of Mattoon and Charles H. Carter of Mill Shoals are the successful bidders for resurfacing of Doris Drive and Hawkins Drive in Fairfield.  Carter’s bid was for $39,425. The Howell Paving bid was for $120,653.

The Fairfield City Council has approved the purchase of 8 acres of wetlands from Richard Weingard of Eureka, IL. The land is located just south of Interstate 64. The land was purchased as part of a U.S. Corps of Engineers wetlands remediation order. The cost was $56,000.

The City of Fairfield is considering the installation of an automated river gauge at the Little Wabash River east of Fairfield.  Previously, the river was gauged manually.  The cost would be approximately $13,000 plus $5,500 per year to maintain the device.  The council tabled the issue for further study by a committee.

The Center Street School Vesper Service is this Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Fairfield.  Cory Musgrave Associate Pastor of the New Beginnings Church will give the class address.  Mark Odle, Pastor of the New Hope General Baptist Church will give the Benediction. Tim Ukena, Youth Pastor of the Lebanon CP Church will give the Invocation.

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