Headlines Monday November 9, 2015

Fairfield Memorial Hospital will be celebrating National Rural Health day on Thursday November 19th. FMH will have a “Take Back Your Health” Senior health fair from 4 – 6pm in the Medical Arts Complex Community Education Room. The event will have free health screenings, door prizes, education and a dinner.

An Effingham doctor has been sentenced to two years in federal prison as a result of drug convictions. 61-year-old Naeem Mahmood Kohli operated the Kohli Neurology and Sleep Center. He was found guilty January 27th on seven counts of illegally dispensing Schedule II Controlled Substances to patients who suffered from drug addiction. Kohli was also ordered to pay $10,500 in fines, forfeit his office building as well as $34, 419.72 in cash, and complete three years of supervised release.

The Fairfield Water department will be flushing water lines this week to test hydrants and keep the water supply clean. Today all first ward hydrants will be flushed, that is all hydrants east of First Street. Tomorrow 2nd and 3rd ward hydrants will be flushed or all hydrants between 1st and 7th streets. While the lines are being flushed in your area you may experience a dip in water pressure or temporarily discolored water. The water department encourages you to check for discolored water before doing any laundry.

The Marion County Coroner’s office is investigating the death of a badly decomposed body found in a wooded area near the intersection of I 57 and IL route 161. The remains have been tentatively identified as those of 38-year-old Cameron Garden of Salem. Garden went missing after a traffic accident in March, after which he fled on foot. An autopsy is planned for later today.

The Fairfield City council will meet Tuesday night at 6 in the council chambers of city hall. Alderman will award a bid for a new backhoe for the cemetery department and also make a decision on the DuraPatch system demonstrated at the last city council meeting.