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Local News

Headlines for Saturday, August 17th

This Friday will be the annual Meet the Mules/Open House at the FCHS football field.  The public is invited to come out and see the facility and meet the fall athletes.  Admission will be any […]

Headlines for Friday, August 16th

Sign-ups are now open for the Little Miss Pageant at the Geff Frontier Days. The deadline to apply is next Friday, and girls ages 6 through 8 may enter. A Frontier Dress is required. Anyone […]

Headlines for Thursday, August 15th

Jerry Vaughan and Marty Vaughan won the Fyie & Rice Law Office LLC 2019 Monday Night Golf League earlier this week. Mike Molt and Jim Musgrave Jr. took home second place. Team sign-ups are posted […]

Headlines for Wednesday, August 14th

A new Fairfield business, Mama Bear’s 4 Seasons Crafts and More, will be moving into the building recently vacated by “The Hub” on Main Street. More details about hours and an opening date are expected […]

Headlines for Tuesday, August 13th

The roof of an outbuilding collapsed this afternoon on North 4th Street in Albion. The building was being torn down, when the roof collapsed. A rescue operation by local emergency personnel commenced. An individual with […]

Headlines for Monday, August 12th

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office says 34-year-old Fairfield resident Jeremy M.T. Ralston was arrested on July 25th on a charge of delivery of methamphetamine. Ralston was arrested following an investigation by the Wayne County Drug […]

Headlines for Sunday, August 11th

Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Paducah, KY say the southeastern Illinois region could get pretty hot the next few days.  The afternoon heat index is forecast to reach near 100 degrees today, and […]


Katheryn Mae McDowell – West Salem

92 year old former West Salem resident, Katheryn Mae McDowell passed away Friday, August 16, 2019 at the Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville, Indiana. Katheryn was born September 3, 1926 in Lick Prairie, […]

Barbara J. Wilkey – Belle Rive

Barbara J. Wilkey, 90, formerly of Belle Rive, Illinois passed away Wednesday, August 14, at Friendship Manor in Nashville, IL. She was born May 15, 1929 in Macedonia, IL, the daughter of Clarence and Madge […]

Clarence Lavern Erwin – McLeansboro

75-year-old Clarence Lavern Erwin of McLeansboro, died at 3:38 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital ER in McLeansboro. He was a farmer. Clarence was a member of Ageless Iron Tractor Club, McLeansboro […]

Teresa Rae French – McLeansboro

65-year-old Teresa Rae French of McLeansboro, died on Wednesday, August 14 at her residence. She was a homemaker, and was a member of the New Salem Baptist Church. Teresa was born on May 14, 1954 […]

Clinton L. Hutchcraft – Belle Rive

76-year-old Belle Rive resident Clinton Lowell Hutchcraft passed away Tuesday evening, August 13, 2019 at Aperion Care in Fairfield. Clinton was born April 16, 1943 in Belle Rive, Illinois. He was the son of William “Bill” […]