Talk Isn’t Always Cheap

Talk Isnt Always Cheap

Commentary by former GM of WFIW/WOKZ Mike Dreith

Local News

Headlines for Monday, January 17th

Jefferson County Coroner Roger Hayse says 18-year-old Ashley Cheatham and her 14-month-old son were killed as a result of a fire at a home in Mt. Vernon yesterday morning. The boy’s father, Cody Pauling, was […]

Headlines for Sunday, January 16th

Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded nearly $6 million to libraries focused on responding directly to the COVID-19 pandemic by modifying services, transforming spaces and developing resources for their local […]

Headlines for Saturday, January 15th

Some light snowfall is possible in Wayne and surrounding counties today, but any amounts should remain under an inch, mostly on grassy and elevated surfaces.  A winter storm system is expected to move mostly to […]

Headlines for Friday, January 14th

The Greater Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce says it is accepting nominations for the annual Business of the Year and Community Service awards through February 4th. Nominations can be made by calling the Chamber at […]

Headlines for Thursday, January 13th

The Fairfield Park Board will meet tonight at 6. After financial reports and a report from Park Superintendent Chris Jenkins, the board will move to old business. It is again scheduled to discuss its proposed […]

Headlines for Wednesday, January 12th

The Wayne County Farm Bureau is accepting applications for its Community Impact Program. Proposals will be accepted through March 1. The submitting organization or individual must be based in Wayne County or have operations in […]

Headlines for Tuesday, January 11th

26-year-old Brodey I. Murbarger was scheduled to appear in Wayne County Circuit Court this morning for a pre-trial hearing, but the hearing was continued to a later date. Defense Attorney Christian J. Baril filed the […]


John Ellis – West Salem

John Ellis – West Salem John was born in West Salem, IL in January 1951. He went to his Lord’s loving arms on December 30, 2021. He was a wonderful husband to Crystal. He was […]

Daphne Drake – McLeansboro

Daphne  Drake Age:                     91 years of age Residence:          Resident of McLeansboro Passed Away:    8:22 P.M., Sunday,  January 16, 2022 at Hamilton Memorial Rehab and Health Care Center,  McLeansboro, IL A Visitation will be held Saturday,  […]

Royce James – McLeansboro

Royce James, age 84 of McLeansboro, IL, passed away January 8, 2022 at his residence. Royce was born December 5, 1937 in Silver Point Tennessee to the late Hooper and Winnie (Steele) James. He Married […]

Patricia Ann Legg – Sims

78-year-old Patricia Ann Legg of Sims, died Sunday, January 16 at 6:27PM at Lavender Ridge Memory Care in Mount Vernon with her family beside her. She was an abstract worker and a retired bus driver. […]

Donald E. Lowery – Fairfield

79-year-old Donald E. Lowery of Fairfield, died at 1:05PM on Sunday January 16, at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. He was retired from Caterpillar in Joliet IL. Donald was born in Fairfield on October 31, 1942, to […]