Headlines for Sunday, March 11th, 2018

The Frontier Community College Bobcats softball team is selling tickets for the 7th Inning Stretch Fundraiser, with tickets to be drawn on Tuesday, March 27th Tickets can be purchased for the chance to win up to $500. On the day of the drawing, one name will be drawn for each inning, and cash prizes will be awarded in the following order: 1 st Inning – $50 2nd Inning – $50 3rd Inning – $50 4th Inning – $50 5th Inning – $100 6th Inning – $100 7th Inning – $500 Tickets cost $10 each and can be purchased from any softball athlete. For more information, contact Julie Bryant, Coordinator of Marketing and Public Information, at the college.


Officials with the Wayne City Matters organization have announced a meeting at the Wayne City Community Building on Tuesday, March 13 at 3:30 p.m., in regards to the upcoming Wayne City Easter Egg Hunt. During Tuesday afternoon’s meeting, there will be 5,000 eggs filled for the egg
hunt. The Wayne City Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 31 at 10 a.m. at the Wayne City Park.They will need volunteers to help rope off areas and hide the eggs. Those that are interested in helping at the community building and/or during the day of the egg hunt should call Angela Hedden at 618-599-4522. You can also contact them through their Facebook page: Wayne City Matters.


The Fairfield City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 in the council chambers of City Hall. On the agenda is authorizing an intergovernmental agreement for the Wayne County Drug Task Force, A street closing request for the upcoming Fairfield Community High School prom, an update on tax increment financing, and a federal grant regarding the airport.


Illinois authorities are reminding people that threatening to hurt students or anyone else at a school is no joke. State associations representing Illinois police chiefs, sheriffs and state’s attorneys issued a news release Wednesday. They say law enforcement takes threats of school violence seriously, no matter the age of the person making them or whether they intended it as a prank. They warn that threats made personally or through social media or other means will be investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The crime is punishable by years in prison. The statement comes less than a month after 17 people died in a shooting at a Florida high school.