Talk Isnt Always Cheap

Commentary by Mike Dreith, General Manager

Local News

Headlines for Monday, November 19th

The Fairfield Retail Merchant’s Holiday Open House yesterday was reportedly a big success, as most downtown businesses reported a big turnout throughout the afternoon. In addition, over 130 children visited with Mrs. Claus yesterday afternoon […]

Headlines for Saturday, November 17th

Diana Zurliene has been named this year’s Kiwanis Grand Marshal for the Kiwanis Christmas Parade.  The parade is set for Saturday, Decmeber 1st starting at 4:30 p.m. through downtown Fairfield.   Zurliene is a retired […]

Headlines for Friday, November 16th

The Fairfield Retail Merchants are sponsoring their annual Holiday Open House Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The event offers customers a chance to save on holiday merchandise from area retail merchant stores, including Carnaby […]

Headlines for Thursday, November 15th

Fairfield Police arrested two individuals earlier this week. 37-year-old James T. Smith was arrested yesterday on charges of aggravated driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license. Police say Smith failed a field […]

Headlines for Wednesday, November 14th

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Wayne, Edwards, Hamilton, White, and Saline counties, along with many others in southeastern Illinois. Total snow accumulations are now projected at two to three […]

Headlines for Tuesday, November 13th

Fairfield police arrested two county residents yesterday. 30-year-old Cornell Williams was arrested last night on charges of domestic battery and aggravated assault, and 18-year-old Kiann L. Tracy was arrested yesterday afternoon on a charge of […]


Marilyn Umfleet – formerly of Olney

Former Olney resident Marilyn Umfleet, 67, died at 1:05 am, Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Flora Gardens Care Center.  Marilyn was born to Clarence Hawkins Jr. and Eleanor “Hohlbaugh” Hawkins on November 24, 1950.  She […]

Elizabeth A. Trefftzs – Carmi

Elizabeth Ann Trefftzs 80 of Carmi, passed away Saturday November 17, 2018 at Wabash Christian Village in Carmi. She was born February 24, 1938 in Coulterville, IL the daughter of William Glenn and Anna Margaret […]

Lois A. Stover – Enfield

Lois Ann Stover, 80, of Enfield, passed away Saturday morning November 17, 2018 at her home. She was born May 15, 1938 in Crossville, the daughter of Charles Albert and Helen Varece (Higginson) Kuykendall. She […]

Thomas A. Perkins – Garland, Texas

Long-time Garland, TX, resident Thomas A. Perkins, 83, passed away Thursday, November 1st, at 7:30 a.m.  He was born in Grayville, IL on October 20th, the son of Claud and Lulu (Hodgson) Perkins. Thomas is […]

Rachel Parsley-Fairfield

Rachel Christine Parsley, 30 of Fairfield died Friday, November 16, 2018 near Geff, IL. Born on June 7, 1988 in Mt. Vernon, IL, she had graduated from McKendree University with a business degree and worked […]