Talk Isnt Always Cheap

Commentary by Mike Dreith, General Manager

Local News

Headlines for Friday, October 19th

The Fairfield Police Department is advising area residents to monitor their banking accounts regularly and be on the lookout for fraudulent charges. The reminder comes on the heels of several reports of fraudulent transactions completed […]

Headlines for Thursday, October 18th

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office has reported that citizens are receiving calls from number with a 618 area code and 603 prefix in which scammers identify themselves as employees of the “Clay County Sheriff’s Department.” […]

Headlines for Wednesday, October 17th

54-year-old Lisa G. Isle was taken to the Fairfield Memorial Hospital ER by ambulance after a single car crash yesterday afternoon. Witnesses told police her 2006 Ford Freestyle rolled five times before coming to rest […]

Headlines for Tuesday, October 16th

Carlo Montemagno, the late chancellor of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, will be honored with full military honors in services tomorrow at Mound City. He died last week after battling cancer. SIUC leaders are currently […]

Headlines for Monday, October 15th

Fairfield native Leah Vaughn, daughter of Brad and Martha Vaughn, has been hired to the position of social media coordinator for the brand of former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr. She had worked for Don […]

Headlines for Sunday, October 14th

Fairfield Community High School’s Homecoming activities wrapped up Saturday night with the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen.  This year’s Homecoming Queen is Rachel Jennings, and the Homecoming King is Reese Lee.  Following the […]

Headlines for Saturday, October 13th

The Fairfield Community High School Homecoming Coronation was held tonight, wrapping up a full week of activities.  Rachel Jennings was named 2018 Homecoming Queen, and Reese Lee was named Homecoming King. Kylar Slover and Kyle […]


Wendell W. Lowery – Grayville

77-year-old Wendell W. Lowery of Grayville, died Thursday, October 18, at his home. He was born October 30, 1940, in Orchardville, Illinois, the son of Edgar and Lureana (King) Lowery. He was married to Mary […]

Robert (Bob) O’Daniel – Fairfield

88 year old Fairfield resident, Robert (Bob) O’Daniel passed away at 2:42 p.m. Thursday, October 18 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. He was the son of Edward H. and Ola A. O’Daniel . Bob was born […]

Marilyn R. Lehmann – West Salem

82 year old West Salem, IL resident, Marilyn R. Lehmann passed away at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at her residence   She was the daughter of Henry and Lida (Masterson) Ile. Marilyn was […]

Ronald E. Gardner – Barnhill

Ronald E. “Oopie” Gardner, 58, of Barnhill, died at 5:05AM on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.  Ron had spent over 40 years working in the oil industry, and […]

Edith Irene Spurgeon – Fairfield

Edith Irene Spurgeon, 90, of Fairfield, passed from this life to the next on October 15, at Meadowwood Nursing Home in Grayville. Edith was born on April 14, 1928 to Clyde and Stella (Hewsley) Duncan […]