Local News

FMH Names March Employee of the Month

Fairfield Memorial Hospital honors an employee each month who has been nominated by their peers for providing extraordinary patient care and customer services within and outside of the Hospital. Merri Mercer, EMT-P who works in […]

Update on the Ray Tate Case

The case involving the individual who originally plead guilty to the murder of deputy Sean Riley continues. 41-year-old Ray Tate appears via zoom in Wayne County Court. Court documents say discovery is continuing in the […]

ISP Releases OREP Patrol Numbers for March

The Illinois State Police have released details on Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols throughout the region in March. ISP says that overall, 50 seatbelt citations and 3 child restraint citations were issued during the patrols. Overall, […]


Janice Hutchens, 76, Fairfield

Janice Hutchens, 76 of Fairfield died at 8 AM, Monday, March 20, 2023, at Linda White Hospice House in Evansville, IN.  Born on September 17, 1946, in Olney, IL to Joe and Helen (Jennings) Williams, […]

Vivian B. Young, 95, Flora

Vivian B. Youngblood, age 95, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Sunday morning, March 19, 2023, at Flora Rehabilitation & Health Care Center. She was born October 17, 1927, in Energy, the daughter of Roy and […]

Kenneth Etheridge, 91, Fairfield

Kenneth Etheridge, 91, of Fairfield passed away at 5:40 AM, Tuesday, March 14, 2023, on the skilled care unit at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.  Kenneth was born on December 20, 1931, in Big Mound Township, to […]