Talk Isnt Always Cheap

Commentary by Mike Dreith, General Manager

Local News

Headlines for Friday, August 14th

The 12th annual Wayne County Antique Tractor Drive is scheduled to be held on September 7th. Registration is $20 before tomorrow and $30 after, and there will be a hard limit of 40 tractors this […]

Headlines for Thursday, August 13th

There has been work at the new Casey’s location in downtown Fairfield, but city officials have not received any official release that construction at the new site is underway. Their assumption is the work is […]

Headlines for Wednesday, August 12th

Edwards County 4-H Youth Leader Ava Anderson has been selected by the Illinois 4-H State office to serve on a newly created statewide leadership team focused on food advocacy and food justice. 20 leaders from […]

Headlines for Tuesday, August 11th

The Wayne County Farm Bureau will hold a drive-through Member Appreciation Dinner on August 20th. The meal will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Fairfield Cumberland Presbyterian Church parking lot. There will […]

Headlines for Monday, August 10th

Wayne County EMS responded to a two-vehicle crash northeast of Fairfield on Saturday. Police say 18-year-old Sydney M. Starks and 65-year-old Norman L. Schell, Jr., collided in the center of a roadway on a hill […]

Headlines for Sunday, August 9th

The Wayne County Health Department reported one new case of the coronavirus Saturday, bringing the county’s total to 60 positive cases.  Saturday’s case was a male in his 50s.  Of the 60 total positive cases, […]

Headlines for Saturday, August 8th

The Wayne County Health Department reported two new positive cases of the coronavirus Friday.  The two newest cases are a female child and a female in her 40s, bringing to 59 the total number of […]


Richie V. “Red” Matchett

Former Williston, ND resident, Richie V. “Red” Matchett passed away on June 26th, 2020 at his home in Chandler, AZ with his wife by his side. He was born August 15, 1942 to George & […]

Rose Mary Hammond – Wayne City

Rose Mary Hammond, a resident of Wayne City, IL passed away at Fairfield Memorial Hospital in Fairfield, IL on Sunday, August 9, 2020. Rose worked as a C.N.A. in Evansville, IN, Mt. Vernon, IL, and […]

Bernadine Demaret – Christopher

Bernadine Demaret, 95, of Christopher, IL, passed away August 10, 2020, at Wabash Christian Retirement Village in Carmi, IL, following a brief illness.  She was born in Treveskyn, PA, August 17, 1924, the eldest daughter of […]

Richard A. Pike – Fairfield

72-year-old Richard A. Pike of Fairfield, died at 12:35am on Monday, August 10 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital in Fairfield. He had worked at the Fairfield Post Office as a clerk for 28 years before retiring. […]

Larry R. Michels – Ellery

84-year-old Larry R Michels, passed away Saturday, August 8 at his home in Ellery with his family at his side. He was born March 3, 1936 to Bert and Matilda (Pettigrew) Michels. He married Mary […]