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Headlines for Saturday, June 25th

According to a post from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department  Facebook page, the department has received multiple reports of scam phone calls currently blanketing the area.  The callers are advising of a valuable mail package […]

Headlines for Friday, June 24th

The Fairfield High School Board met last night. A Budget Hearing was conducted prior to the regular board meeting. There was no public comment on the FY22 Budget and it was unanimously passed during the […]

Headlines for Thursday, June 23rd

The Boil Water Order that was issued last week for Lakeview Dr., York Dr., and Shoreway has been lifted.   Fairfield Memorial Hospital honors an employee each month who has been nominated by their peers […]

Headlines for Wednesday, June 22nd

On June 19 at 5:08 a.m., Fairfield Fire Department firefighters were alerted to a structure fire at 407 NW 5th Street in Fairfield. The first arriving unit arrived three minutes after dispatch observing fire coming […]

Headlines for Tuesday, June 21st

The Wayne County Sherriff’s Office was dispatched to an accident in Wayne City on 6/19. At approximately 7:50 p.m. 21-year-old Seth A Cannon of Norris City was pulling up to a parking spot at the […]

Headlines for Monday, June 20th

The due day for Wayne County Mobile Home Tax Bills is July 1st. Payment may be made in person, by mail, or put in the drop box located on the West Side of the Courthouse. […]

Headlines for Sunday, June 19th

Another heat wave is expected to develop in the region this week.  High temperatures should reach into the upper 90s by the middle of the week and near 100 degrees.  Only a slight chance of […]


Ruby Ellen (Carter) Knight – Carmi

Ruby Ellen (Carter) Knight, 96, of Carmi, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Wabash Christian Village in Carmi.  She was born on April 17, 1926, the daughter of Samuel Coleman and Lura Agnes […]

Michael “Mike” Logan Warren – Xenia

Micheal “Mike” Logan Warren, age 80, of Xenia, and formerly of Flora, Illinois, peacefully passed away Thursday afternoon, June 23, 2022. He was born April 12, 1942, in Vandalia, the son of Xon and Anna […]

Gale Loker – Keenes

Gale  Loker, 86, of Keenes, IL passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at his home. Gale was born in Hickory Hill Township in Wayne County, IL the son of George Loker and Joy (Fleming) Loker.  On […]

Dessie A. Hallam – Fairfield

Dessie A. Hallam, 66, of Fairfield, died at 8:41pm on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Aperion Care in Fairfield, IL. She had been a homemaker. Dessie was born on November 18, 1955, in Joliet, IL, […]