Talk Isn’t Always Cheap

Talk Isnt Always Cheap

Commentary by former GM of WFIW/WOKZ Mike Dreith

Local News

Headlines for Saturday, July 31st

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting a total of 1,419,611 cases of the coronavirus around the state and 23,440 deaths as of this morning.  Wayne County’s latest numbers show a total of 1912 […]

Headlines for Friday, July 30, 2021

Renovation workers at the Wayne County Courthouse discovered a stone on Wednesday buried in the ground. The inscription reads: “Buried By J. Bippus 1891”. Workers discovered the stone when they were digging the trench on […]

Headlines for Thursday, July 29th, 2021

The City of Fairfield and the Greater Fairfield Chamber of Commerce have announced a partnership to better direct and coordinate economic development efforts in and around the city. The new full-time job will be Economic […]

Headlines for Wednesday, July 28th

Edwards County Treasurer Debbie Smith says the county’s 2021 Mobile Home Taxes are due Friday, and a late fee of $25 will be assessed August 1st. An additional $25 fee will be added every month […]

Headlines for Tuesday, July 27th

The Wayne County Quilts of Valor Chapter held a ceremony at Fairfield Memorial Hospital Monday to honor veterans on the Skilled Care Unit. Quilts of comfort were presented to Wesley Walters, Herman Brown, Bob Simpson, […]

Headlines for Monday, July 26th

Injuries were reported in two automobile accidents in Wayne County recently. 28-year-old Kristen N. Piperakis reportedly struck 95-year-old Robert K. Walker on a county highway between Cisne and Mt. Erie Friday; North Wayne EMS responded, […]

Headlines for Sunday, July 25th

The annual Edwards County Fair in Albion runs this week.  Vesper services are set for this evening at 7:30.  Grandstand events will be held each evening Monday through Saturday.  Monday and Tuesday nights will feature […]


John D. Conner Jr. – Flora

65-year-old John D. Conner Jr. of Flora, died Wednesday, July 28 at his home. He was born May 23, 1956, in Flora, the son of John D. and Marilyn (Hoskins) Conner Sr. John served in […]

Homer Mier – Fairfield

75-year-old Homer Mier of Fairfield, died at 7:25 AM, Thursday, July 29 at his home.  Born on December 14, 1945, in Bell City, MO to John and Mary (Lingle) Mier, he was a US Army […]

Amanda M. Tucker – Fairfield

41-year-old Amanda M. Tucker of Fairfield, died at 3:29pm on Tuesday, July 27 at her residence. Amanda was born on August 8, 1979, in Fairfield, to Shirley (Bobby) Carter and Roger (Linda) Tucker, both of […]

Alva Lee Hargrave – Carmi

86-year-old Alva Lee Hargrave of Carmi, passed away on Wednesday, July 28 at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado, Illinois.  She was born on September 4, 1934, the daughter of Alva and Minnie (Paschal) Cross.  Alva Lee […]