Headlines for Thursday, August 9th

The National FFA Organization has released its list of 2018 American FFA Degree recipients. Over 4,200 will receive the honor at the National FFA Convention in October, with eight students from the area earning the degree.

The boil order issued earlier in the week for residents in and around the town of Orchardville has been lifted, per the Western Wayne Water District.

The 2018 Cisne Reunion kicked off last night with performances from the Peyton Sisters and Dixie Melody Boys. Looking ahead to tonight at 7, the Miss and Little Miss Cisne Reunion Pageant, and Tiny Tot pageant will be held.

Danny Lewis of Shiloh Community Church says ten bands are scheduled for the upcoming Faith Fest 18 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. Gates will open at 10 a.m. on Saturday and admission is free. Food vendors will be on site and a car show is also scheduled.

The Illinois Department of Agriculture has announced the Wiseman family, which owns the Wiseman Farm in Wabash County, will be the Grand Marshals for the 2018 Illinois State Fair Twilight Parade later today. The Wisemans are one of only two recognized Bicentennial Farm families in the state.

Aperion is offering a CPR class tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. at their location next to Fairfield Memorial Hospital. The fee for the class is $18.

A recent study by the website Smart Asset says Wayne County residents hold a smaller amount of credit card debt compared to most Illinois counties. Wayne County checks in with the fifth lowest average credit card debt per person. Wabash County tops the list, and White County is tenth.

32-year-old Mt. Vernon resident Charles Broadway was charged with two Class X crimes of predatory criminal sexual assault to a child under the age of 13 and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Broadway’s bond was set at $150,000.

Illinois will receive more than $15 million in federal money from the Electric Infrastructure Loan Program to construct an electric transmission line in southern Illinois. The project will allow the Southern Illinois Power Cooperative to install 21 miles of transmission line from the Marion Power Plant to a new substation in Carrier Mills.