Headlines for Wednesday, August 8th

The Cisne Reunion kicks off this evening, with Opening Ceremonies slated for 6:30. Following that, the Peyton Sisters and Dixie Melody Boys will perform.

The Fairfield Public School District #112 will hold a special Board of Education meeting tomorrow evening. The resignation of a speech language pathologist and possible employment of a replacement for the same position are the only items on the listed agenda.

The Western Wayne Water District has issued a boil order for the residents living in the town of Orchardville on County Road 13 from 1700N to 1750N and 1740N, 1730N, and 250E until further notice.

The Illinois State Police have announced they will conduct Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols in White, Hamilton, Saline, and Gallatin Counties during August. The patrols will allow the ISP to focus on safety belt and child safety seat laws.

Governor Bruce Rauner is being sued by eight former Illinois Department of Transportation workers, who allege they lost their jobs for political reasons. The governor’s administration said the layoffs were partly a case of cleaning up past hiring mistakes. The former employees are seeking their jobs back, as well as lost wages and benefits.

The Gospel Messengers will be in concert at the Keenes Baptist Church this Saturday (Aug. 11) at 6 p.m. A freewill offering will be taken.

Frontier Community College has received a grant from the Illinois State Library. The funds have been designated for adult literacy within the community, and the Adult Education Program is now reaching out to the community for help with the Adult Volunteer Literacy Project.

Dana Wilson sat in on Morning Coffee and explained the origins of Fairfield Spiffycation, saying residents wanted to help out in the community however they could. She also raised the possibility of Fairfield getting a mural painted in its downtown area, possibly during the upcoming Paint Out.

Illinois corn progress is reportedly surging ahead, with 81 percent of the crop in good to excellent condition. Soybean conditions also improved slightly over the past week, as 74 percent is in good to excellent condition.