Talk Isn’t Always Cheap

Talk Isnt Always Cheap

Commentary by former GM of WFIW/WOKZ Mike Dreith

Local News

Headlines for Tuesday, February 23rd

The Edwards County School District will conduct a pre-school round-up next month for children up to five years old who will not be eligible for kindergarten next year. For students in the Albion attendance area, […]

Headlines for Monday, February 22nd

Grayville resident Brooks T. Bube was arrested on a charge of aggravated battery Friday night in Grayville after a stabbing incident. Grayville police say Joseph R. Wampler was stabbed in the back of the head, […]

Headlines for Sunday, February 21st

The Wayne County Health Department reported five new lab-confirmed positive cases of the coronavirus Friday and Saturday, bringing the total number for the county to 1501.  The newest cases are a female child, a male […]

Headlines for Saturday, February 20th

52-year-old Tracy Williams of Flora was cited by Illinois State Police following an accident on the eastbound entrance ramp of I-64 in southern Wayne County Friday afternoon.  Police said Williams was southbound on Route 45 […]

Headlines for Friday, February 19th

The Wayne County Health Department will hold a drive-through COVID vaccination clinic tomorrow. It is for all Phase 1B individuals, and the fairgrounds will again be used as a staging area. Officials will then direct […]

Headlines for Thursday, February 18th

The Illinois Eastern Community College Board of Trustees met Tuesday and approved the employment of Amanda Kotch as Coordinator of International Students, Athletics, and Student Activity at Frontier Community College, effective today. Trustees also gave […]


Lanny Alan and Betty Ruth Stocke – Carmi

Lanny Alan Stocke, 76, and his wife, Betty Ruth (Gibbs) Stocke, 74, both of Carmi, Illinois, died and met face-to-face with their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 23, 2021, near Ullin, Illinois, as […]

Carla Foster – Fairfield

87-year-old Carla Foster of Fairfield, died at 11:55 AM, Wednesday, February 24 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.  Born on September 6, 1933 in Wayne County to Maurice and Grace (Malone) Smith, she had owned and operated […]

Larry Dean Smith – Keenes

71-year-old Larry Dean Smith of Keenes, passed away Monday, February 23. Larry was born May 16, 1949 at Johnsonville to Earl and Dorothy (Henson) Smith. Larry was a general laborer he had worked at George […]

Randy William Staton – Hartford, IL

66-year-old Randy William Staton, of Hartford, Illinois, passed from this life to the next on Sunday, February 21 at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis, MO. Randy was the son of Edward and Lela Grace […]

Mary Louise Widick – McLeansboro

Mary Louise Widick, 83, of McLeansboro, IL passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Wabash Christian Village in Carmi, IL. She was born July 9, 1937 in Elkton, TN to Georgie Cathron (Whitfield) and Thomas Lawton […]