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Headlines for Tuesday, June 2nd

University of Illinois Extension has announced in-person events through July 31st will be postponed or hosted online. 4-H general projects, livestock shows, and exhibitions scheduled through July 31st will be conducted online using the FairEntry […]

Headlines for Monday, June 1st

Wayne County Resident Circuit Judge Michael Molt has announced the Temporary Operational Plan for Wayne County Circuit Court. The plan will be effective June 8th; all jury trials will be continued until further order of […]

Headlines for Sunday, May 31st

The Illinois Department of Public Health Saturday reported another 1462 cases of the coronavirus in the state, along with 61 deaths.  The IDPH is reporting a total of 118,917 cases, including 5330 deaths, in 101 […]

Headlines for Saturday, May 30th

Two people died in an apparent shooting Friday in Carmi.  Police Chief Jason L. Carter says police were dispatched to 1604 Hillcrest Avenue in Carmi around 11:10 a.m. on a report of a male and […]

Headlines for Friday, May 29th

The Greater Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce will honor mothers and fathers in June. Shoppers may enter the name of an adult female at participating business from June 1st through the 6th, and male names […]

Headlines for Thursday, May 28th

Jasper Grade School has hired Shari Berger as its new principal and Jeff Mitchell as part-time Superintendent. Current Superintendent Dr. Jon Julius has accepted a similar position at Casey-Westfield, and Berger and Mitchell will step […]

Headlines for Wednesday, May 27th

The Greater Wabash Regional Planning Commission Board of Directors elected officers for 2020 at a recent board meeting. All current officers were reappointed for an additional one-year term, including Commission Chairman Joe Judge, Vice-Chairman Rob […]


Roland F. Akin – Buckner

Roland F. Akin, 66, a resident of Buckner, Illinois, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020 at SSM Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL. He was born June 10, 1953 in Houston, TX to Rowland […]

Brenda Sue Pedigo – McLeansboro

53-year-old Brenda Sue Pedigo of McLeansboro, died at 4:20 p.m. Sunday, May 31 at her residence. She was born on February 13, 1967 in Herrin to Thomas Caliper and Terri Hobbs. Brenda married John Pedigo […]

Donald Keith Gibbs – Wayne City

67-year-old Donald Keith Gibbs of Wayne City, died at 4 a.m. Saturday, May 30 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He was born October 17, 1952 in Hamilton County, the son of Merril […]

Karen Dawn Brinkman – Centralia, MO

Karen Dawn Brinkman, age 44, of Centralia, Missouri and formerly of Quincy died Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 11:14 am in Columbia, MO. Karen was born July 24, 1975 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, the daughter of […]

Linda “Sue” Dye – Fairfield

73-year-old Linda “Sue” Dye of Fairfield, died at 6:00pm on Thursday, May 28 at the Linda White Hospice Center in Evansville, IN.  She had worked for the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, serving in numerous positions, […]