Talk Isnt Always Cheap

Commentary by Mike Dreith, General Manager

Local News

Headlines for Wednesday, June 26th

4-H Fairgrounds clean-up day is this Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. All county 4-H members, leaders, and volunteers are asked to bring anything they feel is needed to ready the grounds for the upcoming […]

Headlines for Tuesday, June 25th

Leech Township Road Commissioner Gerald Hutchcraft says he will have two road closures in the coming days. Tomorrow, on County Road 2450 East, also known as the Beulah Café Road, he will be working on […]

Headlines for Monday, June 24th

As the Fairfield area received yet more rain this morning, we have recorded over 43 inches of rainfall at the WFIW/WOKZ studios thus far in 2019. Since 2006, we have recorded less rainfall in four […]

Headlines for Sunday, June 23rd

More showers and thunderstorms are possible in the southern Illinois region today, especially during the afternoon hours.  This follows lines of showers and storms that moved through early Sunday morning, early Saturday morning and Friday […]

Headlines for Saturday, June 22nd

More rounds of showers and thunderstorms are possible in the southern Illinois region today and into early next week.  A line of showers and storms moved through Friday afternoon, bringing damaging winds and small hail […]

Headlines for Friday, June 21st

A line of strong-severe storms moved through southern Illinois this afternoon, bringing damaging winds and small hail. Because of the rain and storms, Wayne City customers are without phone service, but they can call 911 […]

Headlines for Thursday, June 20th

Payment for Wayne County mobile home tax bills is due by July 1st. Those who do not pay by the deadline will be subject to a $25 monthly penalty. Payments may be made in the […]


Harry L. Taylor – McLeansboro

79-year-old McLeansboro resident Harry L. Taylor died at 12:33 p.m. on Tuesday (June 25) at his residence. He was a laborer and member of the McLeansboro Kiwanis Club, and he attended Freedom Baptist Church in […]

Joyce E. Browning – Fairfield

Joyce Ellen Browning, 81, of Fairfield passed away at 6:15 AM, Sunday, June 23, 2019 at Aperion Care Fairfield.  Born on January 5, 1938 in Fairfield to Virlie and Marcie Faye (Baker) Colclasure, she was […]

Clarice L. Rawls – Wayne City

Clarice Lee Rawls, 83, a resident of Wayne City, IL passed away at her home on Friday, June 21, 2019. Clarice Lee (Downen) Rawls was born in Wayne County June 21, 1936 to Alvin Downen […]

Mary A. Edwards – Carmi

Mary A. Behnke Edwards, 65, of Carmi, passed away on June 17, 2019 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, IN.  She was born on September 27, 1953 in Carmi, the daughter of Harold and Kathrine […]