RYLEE WINS SPELLING BEE – Cisne Middle School student Rylee Beckel, the 8th grade daughter of Mark and Crystal Beckel has won the annual Wayne County Spelling Bee. Rylee correctly spelled the word “telegenic” to win the bee, which went 25 rounds. Tisha Hearle, a 7th grader from Cisne Middle School was the runner up. The bee was held Thursday evening at Fairfield City Hall with Dr. David Mills – Jasper School Superintendent as the emcee. Judges for the evening were Cori Copeland and Dee Monge. Bruce Dickey was the official pronouncer.
Wabash Communications Co-op has announced plans to award $12,000 in scholarships to 2018 graduates. Applications are available on the co-op’s website and must be returned no later than March 1. More information is available on the Wabash Communication’s website.
Emma Glover of Albion is the winner of this year’s Edwards County Spelling Bee. Cage Metcalf of Albion Grade School finished 2nd. The winning word was anecdote. The bee went 20 rounds before a winner was declared.
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department is seeking help from the public in finding the individual responsible for shooting a number of mailboxes and one vehicle over the past few days. Most of the shootings happened in the southwest part of the county. If you have any information about the shootings, call the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office at 643-2511.
Through a joint effort of the Mt. Carmel Police Department and Wabash County Sheriff’s Department, a suspect has been arrested in connection with a residential burglary at a home on E. 6th Street in Mt. Carmel. Andrew M. Lagow, 31 of Mt. Carmel is accused of taking more than $20,000 worth of items during the heist. His bond has been set at $10,200.
The Geff Ruritan has announced plans for a chili supper fundraiser on Saturday, February 17 at the Geff Ruritan building. Serving will start at 4:30 p.m.
State Rep. David Reis will bring his traveling office to the Enfield Village Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 7 from 10 – 11 a.m. and the Crossville Village Hall on the 7th from 1 – 2 p.m.