A young Fairfield, Ill. man was killed Saturday morning in a single-vehicle accident in Marion County, Ill. The victim has been identified as Tyler Bozarth, 25 of Fairfield. According to Marion County Sheriff’s officials, Bozarth died when his vehicle missed a curve in the small Marion County community of Walnut Hill and crashed around 7:45 a.m. Illinois State Police have assigned an accident reconstruction officer to investigate the crash. Tyler worked at Nascote Industries in Nashville, Ill. Funeral services for Tyler Bozarth are pending at the Johnson & Vaughan Funeral Home in Fairfield. He was the son of Mike and Barbara Bozarth of Fairfield.
Three Fairfield doctors have opened up a new medical service in Salem. Dr. Steven Scott handles operations for ICExpress which provides urgent care for temporary non-life threatening medical problems. Dr. Jed Jones, Dr. Andrew Britt and Dr. Scott are offering services in their office in the Westgate shopping center in Salem. ICExpress is open on Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays from 8am to 8pm, with plans to expand services to seven days a week at some time in the future.
District 19 state police held an Alcohol Countermeasure enforcement or ACE patrol on October 10 in White County. Troopers wrote a total of 5 citations and 22 written warnings. Two people were cited for speeding, one for seat belt use, one person was wanted on warrant, and one person was cited for driving with a suspended drivers license.
Three Wayne County men were arrested late Thursday night on methamphetamine-related charges. Wayne County Sheriff’s Police along with officials with the Wayne County Probation department went to the home of Brattan T. Burge in rural Bluford shortly before midnight to conduct a probation check. Inside, police say they recovered suspected methamphetamine, bath salts, digital scales and brass knuckles. Brattan T. Burge, 24 of rural Bluford faces charges of possession of a counterfeit drug, possession of meth, drug paraphernalia and unlawful use of weapons for being in possession of a set of brass knuckles. Others arrested on charges of being in possession of meth and drug paraphernalia were James T. Burge, 47 and James Ryker Burge, 21 of Wayne City. All three suspects have been lodged in the Wayne County jail pending the filing of formal charges and setting of bond.
The noose used to execute notorious Southern Illinois gangster Charlie Birger will go on display in a one-time exhibit this Sunday. The noose will be displayed during a free event from 2 – 4 at the Hanna House Museum at 101 E. Center Street in Fairfield. The noose was fashioned by G. Phil Hanna, a noted “humanitarian executioner” from Epworth. It was used to hang Charlie Birger on April 18, 1928 for the murder of Joe Adams, the mayor of West City, IL.
The Fairfield Park District will be sponsoring a night of music tonight at Leo French Park. The free concert featuring Heather and Marty from Effingham, will run from 5:30pm to 7:30 at the amphitheater behind the swimming pool. The park district invites the community to come out and enjoy a night of live music and view the improvements around the park.