Talk Isnt Always Cheap

Commentary by Mike Dreith, General Manager

Local News

Headlines for Thursday, April 18th

Fairfield Mayor Brent Maguire announced that a Steering Committee for a new economic development strategy for the community will meet in June. The strategy aims to identify high priority, specific goals for economic advancement with […]

Headlines for Wednesday, April 17th

FNB will once again host a Shred Day on Saturday, April 27th, from 9 a.m. to noon at their Fairfield location. A separate electronic recycling event is scheduled for the 26th and 27th at the […]

Headlines for Tuesday, April 16th

The FCHS Board of Education will meet tomorrow night at 6. After a board reorganization segment, in which a president, vice president, and secretary of the board will be elected, the board will accept resignations […]

Headlines for Monday, April 15th

Today is the final day to file federal and state income taxes without an extension. For those in Fairfield who need a postmark for today on a tax return, Postmaster Jim Farleigh says they should […]

Headlines for Sunday, April 14th

The Fairfield Fire Department responded to a house fire at the John Cone residence on SW 7th Street Saturday morning.  When firemen arrived they spotted fire on the north side of the structure.  No injuries […]

Headlines for Saturday, April 13th

Legislation barring local governments from establishing what is known as right-to-work zones has been signed by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker.  The bill prohibits laws barring employees and labor organizations from signing contracts that require workers […]

Headlines for Friday, April 12th

IllinoisCarry, State Representative Darren Bailey, and State Senator Dale Righter are sponsoring a Wayne County Town Hall meeting on April 22nd. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at New Beginnings Church, and several topics […]


Sarah L. Egbert – Carmi

Sarah L. Egbert, 92, of Carmi, passed away Monday at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh. She was born December 25, 1926 in McLeansboro, the daughter of Azarah and Salena (Gwaltney) McDaniel. She married Wallace “Tom” […]

Matthew R. Brands – rural Albion

Matthew R. Brands, 37, of rural Albion, Illinois, died Monday, April 15, 2019, at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.  He was born August 1, 1981, in Joplin, Missouri, the son of Michael and Glenda […]

Dale Loker – Wayne City

85-year-old Dale Loker of Wayne City, went to his heavenly home on April 14, 2019 after a valiant battle with cancer. His devotion to his family and his unyielding belief in God supported him in […]

Kermit M. Webb – McLeansboro

94-year-old McLeansboro resident Kermit M. Webb died at 2:17 p.m. on Friday (April 12th) in McLeansboro. He was the retired owner of Webb Oil Company in McLeansboro and attended the McLeansboro First United Methodist Church. […]