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Headlines for Monday, July 13th

The Wayne County Health Department has been notified of three additional positive cases of COVID-19 in the last 48 hours in Wayne County: a female child, a male in his 30’s, and a male in […]

Headlines for Saturday, July 11th

Power was knocked out to parts of Fairfield early this morning.  The outage was caused by power poles being snapped at Peoples National Bank in Fairfield.  Power was knocked out in an area from Mach […]

Headlines for Friday, July 10th

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has announced 1,018 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 20 additional confirmed deaths. The new cases come from Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendal, McLean, and […]

Headlines for Thursday, July 9th

The Wayne County Health Department has been notified of one additional positive case of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours in Wayne County residents. The individual is a male in his teens. That brings the […]

Headlines for Wednesday, July 8th

Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler says 37-year-old Bryan W. Petty of Fairview Heights was found dead around 12:40 on Tuesday afternoon at Rend Lake. He was pronounced dead at 1:20 p.m. Emergency crews were dispatched […]

Headlines for Tuesday, July 7th

Both Wayne County and Hamilton County Health Departments have announced they have received notification of one additional positive case of COVID-19 in their respective county over the past 24 hours. In Wayne County, the individual […]

Headlines for Monday, July 6th

A boil order has been issued for all City of Grayville Water customers until further notice.  A scheduled fire hydrant replacement and water tower maintenance has forced the shut-down of the water system.  Once water […]


Teresa Lynn Thomas – Cisne

TERESA LYNN THOMAS, 63, of Cisne, Illinois passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Teresa was born December 17, 1956, at Flora, Illinois, to Theodore and Della (Cochran) […]

Donald Ray Brinkley

55 year old Albion resident,  passed away Thursday morning, July 9, 2020 at his residence. Donald was born September 13, 1964 in Eldorado.  He was the son of James Donald and Phyllis (Rich) Brinkley.  He […]

Jameson Russel West

Jameson Russel West was born sleeping on Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Although he never got the opportunity to experience this Earthly world, Jameson still made a lasting impression […]

Philip Eugene Sefton – Xenia

71-year-old Philip Eugene Sefton of Xenia, passed away at home on the afternoon of July 9, from complications of lung fibrosis, a disease often referred to as “farmer’s lung.” Just the day before, Phil had […]

Darrell Sawyer – Albion

93-year-old Darrell Sawyer of Albion, passed from this life to the next on July 10 at Rest Haven Manor in Albion. He was born on February 1, 1927 to Rolla and Ruth (Bailey) Sawyer in […]