Headlines for Sunday, November 3rd

The Fairfield Mules took on Alton-Marquette yesterday and won 36-8, setting up a second round matchup with Breese Matre Dei. We’ll have the time and date of next week’s matchup in the coming days.

A reminder: the Burnt Prairie Water system will be flushed during the month of November. Flushing could result in discoloration of water and possible low water pressure.

36-year old Crossville resident Jedadiah Locher was arrested on Halloween afternoon during the execution of a search warrant. During the search Crossville Police and the White County Sheriff’s Department found numerous items that tested positive for methamphetamine. Also present was 28-year old Mount Carmel resident, Charlene Read who was wanted on a warrant out of Edwards County. Both were transported to the White County Jail and held, pending the setting and posting of bond.

The Wayne County Crimestoppers is offering a reward for the person or persons who broke into a locked storage unit belonging to Dusty and Lauren Vaughan. A lock was cut off of the unit, and the items taken were a 32 inch tv and two safes. If you have any information contact Crimestoppers at 618-842-9777

Legalization of recreation marijuana begins January 1st, and there are still aspects of the law that employers may not be aware of, according to Troy Overholt, VP of Occupational Health at OSF Healthcare. OSF Healthcare will be holding informational forums for employers at OSF locations in Illinois throughout the month of November.

River stages as of this morning:  the Little Wabash east of Fairfield stands at 21.23 feet, above the 17 ft. flood stage. Meanwhile, the Skillet Fork at Wayne City has a reading of 6.39 feet (flood stage is 15 ft.). The Little Wabash below Clay City is at 14.41 feet (flood stage is 18 ft.). Bonpas Creek at Browns reads 2.22 feet, and the Little Wabash at Main Street in Carmi reads 17.27 feet.