Talk Isnt Always Cheap

Commentary by Mike Dreith, General Manager

Local News

Headlines for Tuesday, January 15th

The annual Fairfield Chamber of Commerce Dinner is set for Monday, March 11th, at 6:30 at the Community of Christ Church. The Community Service Award and Business of the Year honor will be recognized at […]

Headlines for Monday, January 14th

Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to two accidents Friday night as a result of the winter weather. 57-year-old Jane A. Crandall was taken to Fairfield Memorial Hospital after striking a ditch on Enterprise Road. 19-year-old […]

Headlines for Sunday, January 13th

Road conditions in the area have improved following Friday night and Saturday morning’s snowfall.  The latest weather forecast is calling for some drizzle in the area today, with drier weather by Monday, and the chance […]

Headlines for Saturday, January 12th

As predicted, a blanket of snow has covered the southern Illinois region, including Wayne county.  Areas of western Illinois towards the St. Louis area reported several inches of snow, with predictions of a foot or […]

Headlines for Friday, January 11th

The National Weather Service has moved up its winter storm warning timeline, and the area is now under the warning until noon tomorrow. Three to six inches of snow accumulation is possible, along with a […]

Headlines for Thursday, January 10th

The National Weather Service in Paducah, Kentucky, issued a Winter Storm Watch for much of southern Illinois, including Wayne and Edwards counties, for tomorrow night into Saturday morning. The watch means there is a potential […]

Headlines for Wednesday, January 9th

The Wayne County Board will convene tomorrow evening at 7 for its first meeting of 2019. The listed agenda is very light, with only one item of new business on the docket in a resolution […]


Louise Hish – Dale

84-year-old Louise Hish of Dale, died at 3:46 a.m. Monday, January 14 at her residence. She was born on January 3, 1935 in Dale to Claude Harrawood and Dollie Paralee (Hutcheson) Harrawood. She married John […]

George A. Knackmuhs – West Salem

George A. Knackmuhs, 76, of West Salem, IL, passed from this life to the next on January 11, 2019 at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital in Lawrenceville, IL. He was born May 27, 1942 in Olney, […]

Phyllis Ward – Carmi

Phyllis Ward, 86, of Carmi passed away Friday, January 11, 2019 at Wabash Christian Village.  She was born in Carmi on June 6, 1932 the daughter of Bruce O. and Elva M. (Nibling) Wylie.  Phyllis […]

Dale R. “Sunny” Drew, Jr.–McLeansboro

67-year-old Dale R. “Sunny” Drew Jr. of McLeansboro died at 8:12 p.m. on January 10th at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. He was self employed with a lawn care business and attended Crossroads Church in […]

Charles Balding – Fairfield

Charles E. Balding, 81 of Fairfield died at 3:15 PM, January 9, 2019 at Nature Trail Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon, IL.  Born on June 8, 1937 in Edwards County, IL to Raymond and […]