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Headlines for Monday, June 24th

As the Fairfield area received yet more rain this morning, we have recorded over 43 inches of rainfall at the WFIW/WOKZ studios thus far in 2019. Since 2006, we have recorded less rainfall in four […]

Headlines for Sunday, June 23rd

More showers and thunderstorms are possible in the southern Illinois region today, especially during the afternoon hours.  This follows lines of showers and storms that moved through early Sunday morning, early Saturday morning and Friday […]

Headlines for Saturday, June 22nd

More rounds of showers and thunderstorms are possible in the southern Illinois region today and into early next week.  A line of showers and storms moved through Friday afternoon, bringing damaging winds and small hail […]

Headlines for Friday, June 21st

A line of strong-severe storms moved through southern Illinois this afternoon, bringing damaging winds and small hail. Because of the rain and storms, Wayne City customers are without phone service, but they can call 911 […]

Headlines for Thursday, June 20th

Payment for Wayne County mobile home tax bills is due by July 1st. Those who do not pay by the deadline will be subject to a $25 monthly penalty. Payments may be made in the […]

Headlines for Wednesday, June 19th

The Fairfield Public Golf Course needs at least 15 volunteers each evening from 5 to 8 p.m. next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to help spread Bermuda grass stolons to expand the fairways on holes 3, 4, and 5. […]

Headlines for Tuesday, June 18th

The City of Fairfield says the roll-off at the Street and Bridge Department is no longer available for the public disposal of waste, effective immediately. The city said the service has been discontinued due to […]


Clarice L. Rawls – Wayne City

Clarice Lee Rawls, 83, a resident of Wayne City, IL passed away at her home on Friday, June 21, 2019. Clarice Lee (Downen) Rawls was born in Wayne County June 21, 1936 to Alvin Downen […]

Mary A. Edwards – Carmi

Mary A. Behnke Edwards, 65, of Carmi, passed away on June 17, 2019 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, IN.  She was born on September 27, 1953 in Carmi, the daughter of Harold and Kathrine […]

Imogene Pepple – Cisne

Imogene Pepple, 94, of Cisne, Illinois passed away at 6:42 P.M. June 16, 2019 at Cisne Rehabilitation and Health Care in Cisne, Illinois. She was born July 21, 1924 in Jefferson County, Illinois to the […]