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Len Wells, WFIW News Director

  • Headlines for Sunday, January 25, 2015

    During last Tuesday’s North Wayne Unit school board meeting, the 2015-2016 school calendar was approved.  The first day of attendance for students will be on Friday, August 14th.  Also during the meeting, all administrators were rehired for the coming school year.  They include Kevin Bowen as Cisne High School Principal, Julie Bullard as Johnsonville Principal, […]

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  • Headlines for Saturday, January 24, 2015

    20-year-old Ivan D. Hinds, Jr. of Albion has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty Friday to a felony charge of domestic battery.  Hinds was arrested after he beat and attempted to strangle 49-year-old Ivan Hinds Sr. during an incident in October of last year.   Hinds Jr. will have to serve another […]

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  • Headlines for Friday, January 23, 2015

    The Illinois State Board of Education is asking lawmakers to provide an additional $730 million in fiscal year 2016 for Pre-kindergarten through 12th grade funding. If approved, general state aid for schools would be fully funded for the first time in more than four years. Governor Bruce Rauner is laying out his priorities for his […]

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  • Headlines for Thursday, January 22, 2015

    18-year-old Eddie D. Brooks of Fairfield was arrested Wednesday night on a felony charge of trespass to a residence. Lisa M. Gifford of George Street in Fairfield awoke Wednesday night to find Brooks sitting on her living room sofa wearing no shirt or shoes. Giffford’s husband escorted him out of the house. Police later arrested […]

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  • Headlines for Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    Widely known Flora businessman Jim Uebinger has died. With his family, he operated Uebinger Furniture for many years. He died at his home Tuesday following a brief illness. He was 78. Funeral services for Jim Uebinger are pending at the Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. The Centers for Disease Control is reporting a […]

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  • Headines for Tuesday, January 20, 2015

    Fairfield Elks Lodge # 1631 Exalted Ruler, Wayne Shreve presented $500 from the Elks recent Golf Tournament to the Bob Medler Memorial.  Accepting the donation were Mike Pottoroff and Chris Medler. Illinois residents shouldn’t expect speedy state income tax returns this year. The Illinois Department of Revenue says they will be delayed by new security […]

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  • Headlines for Monday, January 19, 2015

    A Lawrenceville, Ill. man has been jailed on multiple methamphetamine-related charges following a traffic stop Saturday. Joshua F. DeCausey, 37 has been jailed on preliminary charge of possession with the intent to deliver meth, possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. A Wayne County Sheriff’s deputy pulled DeCausey’s Toyota passenger car over on Ill. […]

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  • Headlines for Sunday, January 18, 2015

    Two Carmi residents were cited following an accident in rural White County Saturday evening.  State police say 57-year-old Stephen C. Nichaus  was southbound on White County Road 1375E approaching the intersection with White County Road 800N and failed to reduce speed at the intersection, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway, enter a ditch and […]

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  • Headlines for Saturday, January 17, 2015

    29-year-old Joseph M. Murphy of Grayville was charged Friday with three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Edwards County Circuit Court.   Murphy (pictured left) is accused of having sexual contact with a victim under the age of 13 on or about January 7th.  […]

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  • Headlines for Friday, January 16, 2015

    A Dahlgren man has been sentenced on charges he texted lewd photos of himself to a 13-year-old girl. Jerry E. Schnicker, 40 has been placed on 18 months of probation. He has also been ordered to pay a $6,500 fine and register as a sex offender for ten years. The case dates back to December […]

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