Headlines for Saturday, May 12th, 2018


Former Fairfield Alderman Steve Robinson was killed Friday night when the motorcycle he was riding collided with an SUV on Ill. Rt. 15 at Dry Fork Creek near Boyleston.  Mr. Robinson, 61, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash happened shortly after 10 p.m.

31-year-old Brian Cotton of Fairfield died Friday afternoon in a crash on Enterprise Road at the Mt. Erie Road. Cotton’s vehicle was struck by a northbound semi that allegedly ran the stop sign.  A passenger in Cotton’s vehicle was critically injured and airlifted to an Evansville hospital.

Area graduations have begun and more are scheduled over the next several days. Jasper Grade School, Cisne Middle School and Frontier Community College have already had commencement services. Here is a list of schools in the area that have graduation ceremonies upcoming:

Cisne High School – Saturday, May 12 at 2 p.m. Center Street – Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m.

New Hope School – Friday, May 18 at 7 p.m.

Wayne City Junior High – Saturday, May 19 at 2 p.m.

Wayne City High School – Saturday, May 19 at 5 p.m.

Fairfield Community High School – Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m.

Geff Grade School – Monday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m.


Are you interested in obtaining your Illinois Concealed Carry License? Enroll now in a Concealed Carry course in Albion through Illinois Eastern Community Colleges. The course provides the required 16 hours of firearms training, including classroom and range instruction. The Concealed Carry courses at Albion will be held at the Edwards County Sportsman Club. Individuals can choose from the following dates:

May 17-19: EPP 1203 (10423) Thursday & Friday 6 p.m. – 10p.m Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

June 14-16: EPP 1203 (10424) Thursday & Friday 6 p.m. – 10 p.m Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

July 19-21: EPP 1203 (10425) Thursday & Friday 6 p.m. – 10 p.m Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pre-registration is required. The cost for the course is now $175 for in-district students, which includes tuition and fees, and must be paid in advance to reserve a seat in the course. Discounts apply to those age 60 or older. To register, call IECC’s Frontier Community College campus at (618) 842-3711. For information, e-mail Bryan Hart, Concealed Carry Coordinator, at hartb@iecc.edu.


The parking lot of Frontier Community College’s Bobcat Den will be undergoing a two-week concrete project beginning Monday, May 14. Limited parking will be available during this time, so visitors are
encouraged to use the south end of Elastec’s parking lot. The Bobcat Den is located at 130 Market Avenue, just north of the Briarwood Inn. It houses the college bookstore, a fitness center, and Frontier Perks coffee shop.


Illy is recalling 8.8-ounce cans of whole coffee beans. The lid on the can may suddenly detach upon opening, causing injury because of a missing air valve on the bottom of the can. This recall involves only Whole Bean 250 gram/8.8 ounce cans of Illy coffee in medium, dark roast and decaf with no air valve on the bottom of the canister with a best by date of 10/2019, 11/2019, or 12/2019 printed on the bottom of the can. The cans of coffee beans were sold at Kroger Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, and online at amazon.com and jet.com.