Headlines for Saturday, June 8th

Three juveniles were taken into custody early Friday morning following an incident in White County involving a vehicle that had been reported stolen out of Wayne County.  According to the White County Sheriff’s Department, Sheriff Doug Maier located the vehicle in the Crossville area   On the end of White County road 1200E just south of county road 1925N.  Sheriff Maier approached the vehicle with his weapon drawn and found three juveniles inside.  All three were later taken into custody and transported to the White County Jail.  One of the juveniles was discovered to have a warrant from the Illinois Department of Corrections.  Police discovered that earlier in the day the juveniles had attempted to break into a bank in Mt. Vernon, IL and had been involved in a pursuit with Mt. Vernon, IL police.

23-year-old Bridget L. Greene of Bloomington, IN was injured Friday afternoon in an accident on I-64 in Wayne County.  State police report Greene was westbound at the 107 1/2 mile marker when she moved into the left lane to pass a semi, and Greene’s 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid began to hydroplane and leave the roadway on the right side, hitting a fence and several trees.  Greene was taken to an area hospital following the crash.  She was cited for driving too fast for conditions.

The Fairfield Community High School varsity scholastic team recently competed in the National Academic Championship in Washington D.C.  FCHS went 3 and 3 in the tournament.  Participants on the FCHS team included Amber Clark, Cody Todd, Lex Gonzalez, Jason Wright, Cody Gawthorp, Cassidy Hayes, Hannah Odom, Phoebe August, Emily Burbank, Kodie Nobles, Bryce Garner and Karlie Taylor.  While in Washington D.C. the group was able to visit several area landmarks, including the Smithsonian Institute and several military monuments, as well as the Library of Congress.

The Hamilton and Wayne County Relay for Life will take place today at the Hamilton County High School in McLeansboro.  Theme for the event is “Cancer: Not Here, Not There, Not Anywhere.”  Activities will run from late afternoon through tonight, with the opening ceremonies starting at 4 p.m. which includes the survivor lap.  The closing ceremony begins around 9:30 tonight.

Frontier Community College has scheduled free GED Test Prep classes beginning Tuesday, July 2nd.  The class will meet for five weeks through August 6th in Room 107 of West Hall on the FCC campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Vanessa Anderson will be the instructor.  Newly enrolled students will be required to attend an orientation on Monday, June 24th at 9 a.m. or Wednesday, June 26th at 5 p.m.  More information is available by calling the college at 842-3711.

River stages this morning:  Little Wabash east of Fairfield, 21.2 feet.  Flood stage 17 feet.  At Clay City, 8.5 feet.  Flood stage 18 feet.  At Carmi, 25.4 feet.  Flood stage 27 feet.  Skillet Fork at Wayne City, 10 feet.  Flood stage 15 feet.  Wabash at Mt. Carmel, 15.5 feet.  Flood stage 19 feet.