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Headlines for Saturday, January 18

Due to rain and snow in the forecast, Fairfield Public Golf Course, NFT volunteers have cancelled the January 18th pork burger cookout. The event has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 25th in front of the […]

Headlines for Friday, January 17th

The North Wayne School Board met earlier this week and rehired Kevin Bowen as CHS principal, Donna Williams as Mt. Erie principal, and Adam Ellis as Johnsonville principal for the FY21 school year. Superintendent and […]

Headlines for Thursday, January 16th

26-year-old Aaron C. Blevins was life-flighted to Evansville after a single-car crash on Interstate 64 in Wayne County yesterday. Police reports indicate he lost control of his car, struck a guard rail, and ricocheted into […]

Headlines for Wednesday, January 15th

22-year-old Brittany L. Cassidy pleaded guilty to a count of possession of between 15 and 100 grams of methamphetamine yesterday in Wayne County Circuit Court. She was sentenced to 24 months probation, plus time served […]

Headlines for Tuesday, January 14th

The Wayne County Ambulance Service responded to a single-car accident last night near the Fairfield Airport. Deputies say 32-year-old April J. Vaughan was eastbound on Highway 15 and struck a sign. The ambulance service also […]

Headlines for Monday, January 13th

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Fairfield Police Department, Southern Illinois Drug Task Force, and Wayne County Drug Task Force conducted a drug warrant sweep over the past week and arrested 10 suspects. The sweep was […]

Headlines for Sunday, January 12th

Drier weather is expected in the southern Illinois region today following two days of heavy rainfall.  Here at the studios of WFIW/WOKZ we measured 1.47 inches of rain on Saturday and 2.23 inches on Friday.  […]


Angela O’Dell – Cisne

43-year-old Angela O’Dell of Cisne, passed away Friday morning, January 17 at her home. Arrangements are pending and in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.

Jerad Allen Doggett – Parkersburg

49-year-old Jerad Allen Doggett of Parkersburg, passed away Friday, January 17, at his home. He was born December 27, 1970, in Fairfield, the son of Billy Joe and Janice Lee (Simpson) Doggett. He was united […]

Glenn Richard Lankford – Albion

Glenn Richard Lankford of Albion, IL, age 33, passed from this life into the arms of Jesus at 8:55 p.m., Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family and friends. Glenn was […]

Mariea J. Sharp – Grayville

Mariea Jane Sharp, 69, of Grayville, Illinois, died Thursday, January 16, 2020, at Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville, Indiana.  She was born August 7, 1950, in Thornton, Arkansas, the daughter of Arnold and […]