Jeff Vaughan



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Headlines for Saturday, January 18

Due to rain and snow in the forecast, Fairfield Public Golf Course, NFT volunteers have cancelled the January 18th pork burger cookout. The event has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 25th in front of the […]

Headlines for Friday, January 17th

The North Wayne School Board met earlier this week and rehired Kevin Bowen as CHS principal, Donna Williams as Mt. Erie principal, and Adam Ellis as Johnsonville principal for the FY21 school year. Superintendent and […]

Headlines for Thursday, January 16th

26-year-old Aaron C. Blevins was life-flighted to Evansville after a single-car crash on Interstate 64 in Wayne County yesterday. Police reports indicate he lost control of his car, struck a guard rail, and ricocheted into […]

Headlines for Wednesday, January 15th

22-year-old Brittany L. Cassidy pleaded guilty to a count of possession of between 15 and 100 grams of methamphetamine yesterday in Wayne County Circuit Court. She was sentenced to 24 months probation, plus time served […]

Headlines for Tuesday, January 14th

The Wayne County Ambulance Service responded to a single-car accident last night near the Fairfield Airport. Deputies say 32-year-old April J. Vaughan was eastbound on Highway 15 and struck a sign. The ambulance service also […]

Headlines for Monday, January 13th

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Fairfield Police Department, Southern Illinois Drug Task Force, and Wayne County Drug Task Force conducted a drug warrant sweep over the past week and arrested 10 suspects. The sweep was […]

Headlines for Sunday, January 12th

Drier weather is expected in the southern Illinois region today following two days of heavy rainfall.  Here at the studios of WFIW/WOKZ we measured 1.47 inches of rain on Saturday and 2.23 inches on Friday.  […]

Headlines for Saturday, January 11th

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Wayne and surrounding counties through this afternoon, and a Wind Advisory is in effect through 9 p.m. tonight.  Forecasters expect more rain in the area today along […]

Headlines for Friday, January 10th

Periods of heavy rain are expected into tomorrow afternoon for much of southeastern Illinois, and Wayne, Edwards, and surrounding counties are under a flash flood watch. Skillet Fork in Wayne City will also be under […]

Headlines for Thursday, January 9th

Kevin Leonard of the City of Fairfield Water Department has announced that a boil order is now in effect for residents on Southeast 7th Street from East Delaware to East Douglas Street. Residents in this […]

Headlines for Wednesday, January 8th

Two people were sentenced to prison yesterday in Wayne County Circuit Court. 30-year-old Sarah M. Wilcox was given six years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled substance. 41-year-old Jennifer L. Weedman […]

Headlines for Tuesday, January 7th

The Illinois Eastern Community College Board of Trustees is inviting letters of interest for the board vacancy created by the resignation of Trustee Jim Lane. Letters of interest should be sent to Dr. G. Andrew […]

Headlines for Monday, January 6th

Wayne County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons who burglarized Taco Tierra recently. An unspecified amount of money was taken during the heist. Anyone […]

Headlines for Sunday, January 5th

The National Weather Service says the area could get pretty wet this coming weekend.  They posted information Saturday about the possibility of a heavy rain threat that could bring anywhere from two to four inches […]

Headlines for Saturday, January 4th

The Illinois State Police and Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White have released statements concerning the use of recreational marijuana, which became legal in Illinois as of New Year’s Day.  Illinois Secretary of State Jesse […]