Headlines for Wednesday, July 11th


BOIL ORDER IN EFFECT: A boil order has been issued for 11 customers around the corner of North 5th and West Main in Albion due to emergency repairs on the water line. Please boil all water for human consumption. The boil order will be in effect until further notice.

A brief 20-minute meeting for the Fairfield City Council last night. The focus was on a proposed re-distribution of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) funds. Mayor Brent McGuire explained to council members how TIF funds could be used for reimbursement for expenses related to Airtex’s departure…for use in demolishing the former chamber/firehouse building… and to aid in resurfacing West Delaware and West Main. Action could come at the next city council meeting on the proposals.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan has joined ten of her fellow AGs in investigating “No Poach” agreements that are springing up in the fast food industry. Many fast food companies are forcing workers to sign agreements which prohibit them from working at another store in the same chain. Madigan says it’s a policy that’s bad for workers.

Two Crossville burglaries involving firearms, ammo and drug paraphernalia, might be solved. White County Sheriff Doug Maier said a male juvenile is in custody and will make a court appearance today.

The Olive Branch Church will transport back to the 1960s this Sunday. Mayberry Daze will begin with a church service at 10:30 a.m., lunch at noon and then the appearance of a Barney Fife impersonator at 3:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to this unique event.

There has been no rainfall at the WFIW studios east of Fairfield in the past 24 hours.  The county river stages are well below flood stage with the Little Wabash east of Fairfield at 5.35 feet and the Skillet Fork at Wayne City measures 5.15 feet as of early this morning.

And tonight is “Rodeo Night” at the Wayne County Fair. The C-Bar rodeo kicks off at 7. Tomorrow the Redhead Express takes the stage, sponsored by FNB.