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Little Texas Coming to Fairfield

The Fairfield City Council last night approved bringing an early 90’s county staple to the 2024 Eclipse Festival. They approved a “Recreation Fund” expenditure of $22,500 to bring the band Little Texas to Fairfield. From […]

Edwards County Paint Out Awards Given Out

The Edwards County Paint Out art show and sale hosted by the Albion Area Chamber of Commerce was held Monday. The Paint Out event featured several local and national artists painting and drawing scenes throughout […]

IECC’s West Richland Center Gets New Name

The West Richland Center in Noble will be formally renamed and dedicated in honor of former Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Chief Executive Officer, Terry Bruce, during a ceremony this Friday. Bruce served as IECC’s CEO […]

FCHS Homecoming Court Announced

Fairfield Community High School has announced the homecoming court candidates for the 2023 homecoming. King candidates include Jay Snyder, Vega Stanley, and Creson White. Queen candidates include Baylee Biggs, Alani Buchanan, and Rylee Edwards. The […]

IECC Gets Grant for Synchronized Lecture Halls

The IECC recently announced they have received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture which will fund the creation of 12 state-of-the-art “Synchronous Lecture Halls.” “Synchronous Lecture Halls” are designed to connect students […]


RD McNeil, 55, Wayne City

R.D. (Robert Dale) McNeil, 55, of Wayne City, IL passed away on September 27, 2023 at his home.  He was born December 11, 1967 to Robert & Darlene McNeil.  On September 14, 1991 he married […]

David Allen Golden, 64, McLeansboro

David Allen Golden, age 64 and a resident of McLeansboro, IL, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2023. David was born October 19, 1958 in Torence, CA to Everett Golden and Mary (Fischer) Golden. David attended […]

Earl Lee Smith, 70, Benton

Earl Lee Smith, age 70, of Benton, went to be with his Lord and Savior at 9:43 p.m. Saturday, September 23, 2023, with his loving family by his side. Funeral Services will be held at […]

Jerry Dwayne Wood, 84, Flora

Jerry Dwayne Wood, age 84, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Friday morning, September 22, 2023, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Hospital in Effingham.   He was born March 22, 1939, in Blair Township, Clay County, Illinois, […]

David Lynn Rockett, 71

David Lynn Rockett, age 71, born in Fairfield, IL to the late James & Freida Rockett, passed away peacefully on September 22, 2023. Beloved husband of 49 years to Stephanie Rockett (nee Curran.) Loving brother […]