Headlines for Sunday, June 9th

The Wayne County Crimestoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons involved in a couple of recent incidents.  A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons who stole tires and rims off a truck belonging to David Elliott off Enterprise Road, and for the person or persons who has been entering numerous buildings and vehicles in the area.  Anyone with information can call 842-9777.  Callers do not have to give their name when calling in information.

Some drier weather is in the forecast for the region this week, as area rivers continue a slow fall.  The Little Wabash east of Fairfield remains above flood stage today, at 20.2 feet, more than three feet above flood stage.  All other rivers are within their banks locally.  The Little Wabash at Clay City is at 7 feet.  Flood stage is 18 feet.  At Carmi the stage is 24.9 feet.  Flood stage is 27 feet.  The Skillet Fork at Wayne City is 10.3 feet.  Flood stage is 15 feet.  The Wabash at Mt. Carmel stands at 15.1 feet today, below the 19 foot flood stage.  Major flooding continues along the Mississippi River from Alton to Chester, IL.  River stages are running between 15 and 19 feet above flood stages, and are just under levels in the flood of 1993.

Measles outbreaks are still a concern in Illinois and across the country.  The Illinois Department of Public Health says it plans to spread the message to get kids vaccinated, and IDPH Director Dr. Nogzi Ezike says they will be taking to the big screen to get their word out.  Currently there have been eight cases reported in Illinois.  The last time the state saw more was in 2015 with 17 cases.

Frontier Community College is hosting a three-day baseball camp Monday through Wednesday.  The camp will be held from 9 a.m. til noon on FNB Field, located next to the Bobcat Den at 130 Market Avenue.  Each day will include drills and games, and the final day will end with special activities.  Children age five to twelve are invited to attend, and participants should bring their own bat, glove, and sneakers or cleats.  Free T-shirts will be given at the end of the camp, which costs $85 per child.  More information is available by contacting Assistant Coach Jimmy Brenneman at (513) 287-9151.

Frontier Community College has scheduled free GED Test Prep classes beginning Tuesday, July 2nd.  The class will meet for five weeks from July 2nd through August 6th with day and evening classes available.  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.  Additional information is available by calling the FCC Adult Education Office at 842-3711.