Headlines for Friday, August 10th

Katie Daniel was hired as the Fairfield Public School District #112’s Speech Language Pathologist last night at a special Board of Education meeting. Daniel will be replacing Kim Briggs, whose letter of resignation was accepted earlier in the meeting.

Heather and Andrew Spray/Joy Lane Produce have been named finalists for the 2018 Illinois Farm Bureau Excellence Award. The award winner will be announced at the Illinois State Fair on August 14.

The Wayne County Board voted yesterday evening to spend over $14,000 for safety improvements to the 161 and Enterprise Road intersection. The improvements will include flashing yellow warning lights, along with flashing red stop lights for northbound traffic on Enterprise Road. The intersection has been the scene of several serious accidents.

Fairfield Community High School Superintendent Jill Fulkerson has announced the new outdoor sports complex at FCHS will be dedicated at the first home Varsity football game on August 24. The Mules will have four home games this year and are coming off a perfect regular season and 9-1 overall record in 2017.

The Fairfield Park District Board has decided it will not repair the Kon Tiki. The District’s insurance company said rebuilding the Kon Tiki would cost nearly $379,000. The District will now examine the cost of demolition, but it has not totally closed the door on providing a center in the future.

Rylee Dillon was named Little Miss Cisne, and Kaley Konopasek was named Miss Cisne last night at the Cisne Reunion. For tonight, the Reunion will turn to the Jason Lee McKinney Band as its headline event. The band is scheduled to be on stage at 7, and other music and fun is slated to begin at six.

Lori Lofton spoke at yesterday’s Fairfield Rotary Club meeting about the anguish of suicide. She said suicide is the second-leading cause of death among young Americans aged 10-24. She belongs to a number of suicide prevention efforts.