Headlines for Saturday, August 11th

The 2018 Cisne Reunion wraps up today with a full day of activities.  They include a one-mile fun run, the 6th annual Cisne Reunion 5K Run/Walk, the Clay County Cruisers Car Show, a Pedal Tractor Pull, and the Cisne Reunion Parade.  Rylee Dillon was named this year’s Little Miss Cisne Reunion, while Kaley Konopasek was named the Miss Cisne on Thursday night.

The Fairfield Park Board has decided not to refurbish the 90-year-old Kon-Tiki building in Fairfield.  Park Board President Jay Fyie said the numbers just didn’t add up to justify the expense.  The Kon-Tiki was hit by a fire earlier this year in the kitchen area.  WADI’s senior citizen program has since been operating out of the nearby Elk’s building.

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to make it easier for Illinois high school seniors to go to college in-state.   Enrollment numbers show that Southern Illinois University-Carbondale’s freshmen enrollment has dropped about 40 percent between the fall of 2015 and the fall of 2017.

The Grayville Pig Out gets underway tonight at the Pavillion in downtown Grayville.  The event will feature bands starting at 6 p.m.  It’s an all-you-can-eat by donation with a hog roast and all the fixin’s.  The event is sponsored by the Grayville Days Committee and Moose Lodge 1960.  There will also be food, blow-ups for the kids and lots of live music.  Mike Dreith will be broadcasting from the Grayville event this evening from 5-7 p.m. on WFIW-FM 104.9.

30-year-old Juan E. Andrade and 29-year-old Jason St. Aubin, both of Creal Springs, IL, face kidnapping and conspiracy charges in Mississippi after authorities say they lured a teenager from his home using a video game-centered chat program.  The pair are accused of picking up a 14-year-old teenager in the middle of the night last week, after persuading him using the Discord application that the teen was saving the men from killing themselves.  The teen later resurfaced at a fire station near the men’s home, after four days during which his disappearance was publicized on social media.