Talk Isnt Always Cheap

Commentary by Mike Dreith, General Manager

Local News

Headlines for Monday, March 18th

The Fairfield Public School District 112 Board of Education will meet tonight at 6 in the Center Street School Board Room. Board members are expected to discuss the district’s photography contract, as well as the […]

Headlines for Sunday, March 17th

Fairfield officials say demolition of the old fire department and chamber of commerce building next to City Hall is scheduled to begin on Monday.  A portion of NE 2nd Street between Main and Court streets […]

Headlines for Saturday, March 16th

Damage reports from Thursday’s high winds in the area included a section of the roof of the old Southern Illinois Lumber building in Albion.  The winds blew off the roof to the west, which ended […]

Headlines for Friday, March 15th

Reports have come in from Edwards County of damage from the recent high winds in the area. Roof sections from the old Southern Illinois Lumber building in Albion reportedly blew into the lot of Edwards […]

Headlines for Thursday, March 14th

Kent Vinson was elected for an additional three-year term on the FNB Board of Directors at the annual shareholders’ meeting of Fairfield Bancshares, Inc. Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Joey Hungerford also provided […]

Headlines for Wednesday, March 13th

Mt. Erie School will hold kindergarten registration on Monday from 3-5 p.m. In order to enroll, a child must be five years old by September 1st. The registration process will consist of processing paperwork and […]

Headlines for Tuesday, March 12th

34-year-old Bluford resident Jeremy D. Mumford was airlifted to Good Samaritan Hospital yesterday afternoon after a single-vehicle accident just north of Keenes. No specifics of the accident were available, but police say Mumford was driving […]


Bernard Dorvin “Bernie” Raether – Carmi

86-year-old Bernard Dorvin “Bernie” Raether of Carmi, died Saturday, March 16 at Wabash Christian Village in Carmi. He was born October 17, 1932, in Ludington, Wisconsin, the son of Bernard H. and Dorothy Edith (Bellinger) […]

Micheal James Hart – Dahlgren

39-year-old Micheal James Hart of Dahlgren, died at 4:13 a.m. Wednesday, March 13 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a fork lift driver and employed by Nascote in Nashville, Illinois. He […]

Sharon K. Hargis – Carmi

Sharon Kaye Hargis, 79, formerly of Carmi, Illinois, died Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Transcendent Healthcare North in Booneville, Indiana.  She was born August 1, 1939, in Mulkeytown, Illinois, the daughter of Hugh and Maude […]

Clarence N. Eaton – Grayville

Clarence N. Eaton, 89, of Grayville, Illinois, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville, Indiana.  He was born October 3, 1929, in Grayville, the son of Clarence W. and […]

Belinda Kay Bennett – Fairfield

44-year-old Belinda Kay (Wilkerson) Bennett of Fairfield, died at 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday March 13th at Aperion Care in Fairfield. She had worked as a Tax Preparer and was also a Bartender. Belinda was born […]