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Headlines for Saturday, August 24th

White County Sheriff Doug Maier reports Friday two arrests were made in connection with two oil field thefts and a burglary at Union Ridge Cemetery.  A Crimestopper tip led the investigation to New Haven in […]

Headlines for Friday, August 23

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has signed legislation raising teachers’ minimum salary to $40,000 over four years to address a statewide shortage of classroom leaders. Currently the minimum salary for teachers ranges from $9,000 to $11,000. […]

Headlines for Thursday, August 22

Fairfield Mayor Brent Maguire says he wants a new hotel in the city. Maguire says the city is making the construction of a hotel a priority, but that local investors will be needed to attract […]

Headlines for Wednesday, August 21

  Hamilton County authorities have notified WFIW News that the two 16-year-olds that went missing Monday, Dillon Voss and Emma Barker, have been located and are safely back with their families.  On 8/20/19 at approximately […]

Headlines for Tuesday, August 20

        Hamilton County authorities have released information about two missing teenagers. They are 16-year-old Dillion Voss, Male, White, 5’10”, 140lbs, brown hair and blue eyes, and 16-year-old Emma Barker, Female, White, 4’11” […]

Headlines for Monday, August 19

Fairfield Public Golf Course will host The Chicken Feed 27 Hole Golf Scramble on Saturday, September 7, with a 10 a.m. shot gun start. The event is limited to 30 teams with a prize payout […]

Headlines for Sunday, August 18th

Edwards County High School will conduct a “Gator Bowl” this Friday.  Parents will have an opportunity to see some of the work done by the volleyball team, football team, and cheerleaders in preparation of the […]


Buddy G. Draper – Fairfield

69 year old Fairfield resident, Buddy G. Draper passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 in rural Wayne County. Buddy was born June 22, 1950 in Flora, Illinois to George E. and Joyce N. (Luther) Draper. […]

Doris K. Collins – Albion

Doris K. Collins, 69, or rural Albion, IL,  passed from this life to the next one on August 21, 2019 at Wabash General Hospital in Mt. Carmel, IL. She was born May 5, 1950 in […]

Jeanette Huff

            Jeanette Huff 71 of Maunie passed away Friday morning August 23, 2019 at Deaconess Gateway in Evansville. She was born August 11, 1948 in Maunie, the daughter of Noble […]

Charles Allen Talbert – Barnhill

68-year-old Charles Allen Talbert of Barnhill, died Thursday, August 22 at his residence in Barnhill. He was active in farming for 45+ years with J.A. Simpson, his father-in-law, and Billy Doggett, his nephew.  Allen worked […]

James R. Fraley – Eldorado

73-year-old James R. Fraley, died Wednesday, August 21 at his home in Eldorado. James was born April 25, 1946 in Alton, IL, the son of Oliver and Lois (Hale) Fraley.  He was a retired truck […]