Talk Isnt Always Cheap

Commentary by Mike Dreith, General Manager

Local News

Headlines for Thursday, December 12th

Fairfield police arrested 40-year-old Andy L. Grove yesterday on a charge of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. He was also wanted on a Wayne County warrant for disorderly conduct and criminal damage to […]

Headlines for Wednesday, December 11th

The second installment of Edwards County Real Estate taxes is due today. Payments may be made in person, online, by mail, or in the dropbox on the northeast side of the Edwards County Courthouse. Certified […]

Headlines for Tuesday, December 10th

Former Fairfield Alderman Ron Rush was sentenced to a five year prison term this afternoon Wayne County Circuit Court for indecent solicitation of a child. The 74-year-old Rush was sentenced by Judge Barry Vaughan after […]

Headlines for Monday, December 9th

Wayne County deputies responded to a three-car accident Saturday evening near the Fairfield airport. A Cisne juvenile reportedly rear-ended one vehicle, which was then pushed into another on Highway 45. A passenger in the Cisne […]

Headlines for Sunday, December 8th

U-Haul Company of Illinois, Inc. has announced that TTT Designs has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Fairfield area.  TTT Designs will offer U-Haul trucks, towing equipment, moving supplies and in-store […]

Headlines for Saturday, December 7th

The Fairfield Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade and Lighting of the Christmas Tree on the Wayne County Courthouse Lawn is set for today, starting at 4:30 p.m.  Phyllis Hilliard Wilks is the parade grand marshal.  The […]

Headlines for Friday, December 6th

Wayne City’s Third Annual Christmas Parade is scheduled for next Saturday at 7, and the parade marshals will be Tom and Roxie Blasdel, who recently retired from Shoe Creek Pharmacy. Santa and Mrs. Claus will […]


Clarence E. Eckleberry – Fairfield

84-year-old Fairfield resident Clarence Eldon Eckleberry passed away Sunday, December 8th, 2019 at his residence. Clarence was born March 6, 1935 in Fairfield, Illinois to George Eldon and Bertha (Headley) Eckleberry. On June 25, 1959 […]

Janice A. Pumphrey – Carmi

Janice A. Pumphrey, 73, of Carmi, passed away at 7:14 p.m., Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. She was born in Wayne County on January 25, 1946 the daughter of Harry and […]

Robert “Doc” Silbereisen – Grayville

Robert H. “Doc” Silbereisen, 69, of Grayville, Illinois, passed away on Monday, December 9, 2019 at the Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville, Indiana.  He was born on August 23, 1950 in Daviess County, […]

Evelyn Margaret Barker – McLeansboro

91-year-old Evelyn Margaret Barker of McLeansboro, died at 1:56 a.m. on Monday, December 10 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. She was a registered nurse and served many years as the Hamilton County Nurse. She […]

Bonnie Taylor – Carmi

Bonnie Sue Goddard Taylor, 81, of Carmi, Illinois, passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. Bonnie was born January 11, 1938, at her family home in Buncombe, Johnson […]