Talk Isnt Always Cheap

Commentary by Mike Dreith, General Manager

Local News

Headlines for Saturday, February 22nd

Adam Niemerg, Republican candidate for the 109th District State Representative seat, was in Fairfield Friday to encourage area residents to help stop gun control measures being pushed in Springfield.  Niemerg highlighted three bills he believes […]

Headlines for Friday, February 21st

The North Wayne Board of Education met Wednesday night and worked through several personnel matters. Several non-tenure teachers were rehired for FY21, and Jeff Anderson was placed on tenure. The board also set Cisne Middle […]

Headlines for Thursday, February 20th

The Fairfield Park Board will meet tonight at 6 with a light agenda. Board members once again will have the option to discuss updates on the Lakeside Reservoir Project, and they will hear from Amy […]

Headlines for Wednesday, February 19th

Several people were sentenced in Wayne County Circuit Court yesterday. 41-year-old Kent M. Harper and 50-year-old Timothy C. Barnett were each sentenced to two years probation, plus time served, for possession of less than five […]

Headlines for Tuesday, February 18th

Fairfield Community High School will hold a meeting tomorrow afternoon at 5:30 to discuss the district’s weighted grade and honor graduate policies. The meeting will take place on the third floor of FCHS, and the […]

Headlines for Monday, February 17th

The Illinois Eastern Community College Board of Trustees will meet tomorrow night at Frontier Community College. Barbara Shimer is scheduled to be seated as trustee, and trustees will then hold a public hearing concerning the […]

Headlines for Sunday, February 16th

The Edwards County Medical Association has expressed intention to build a new county health office. The ECMA made a brief presentation to the Edwards County Board of Commissioners during the February regular meeting, in an […]


Dolores Klein – Wood River

89-year-old Wood River resident, Dolores Klein, died on Thursday, February 20 at OSF St. Anthony’s Health Center in Alton. Dolores Klein is survived by sons Kevin of Bethalto and Gary of Glen Carbon, eight grandchildren, […]

Paul Wayne Hill – Cisne

54-year-old Paul Wayne Hill, passed away at the Cisne Rehab and Healthcare in Cisne, Illinois, on Friday, February 21 with his family by his side. Paul was born in November 17, 1965 to James H. […]

Dickie R. Young – Clay City

78-year-old Dickie Ray Young of Clay City, passed away early Friday morning, February 21 at his home in the care of his loving family. He was born April 26, 1941, in Flora, and was the […]

Ivan R. Jones – Fairfield

Ivan R. Jones, lifelong Wayne County resident, passed away Wednesday afternoon, February 19 in Columbia, Missouri at the age of 91. He was born on May 2, 1928 to John D. and Gertrude (Barnard) Jones […]