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Wayne County Coroner Investigating Deaths of Two Fairfield Residents

FAIRFIELD – The Wayne County Coroner’s Office is investigating the deaths of two Fairfield residents found dead Tuesday in a Fairfield home. According to the coroner’s office, 36-year-old Cory A. Baker and 41-year-old Amanda M. Tucker were found dead in a home Tuesday afternoon on Mt. Vernon Road in Fairfield. The Wayne County Coroner and

Bail Set for Mt. Vernon Man Charged with Possessing Child Porn

MT. VERNON – Bail has been set at $100,000 for a 41-year-old Mt. Vernon man accused in Jefferson County Court of a child pornography offense. Brandon F. Page was formally charged Wednesday with Class X felony Possession of Child Pornography depicting a victim under the age of 13. Probable cause was found in court Wednesday

Carbondale Adopts Updated Mask Guidance

CARBONDALE – Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), the City of Carbondale has adopted updated guidance on face coverings, effective immediately. This is a direct result of our region, Region 5, experiencing an increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases which has categorized

Franklin County Youth Place in 4-H Livestock and Animal Shows

BENTON, Ill. – Hard work, quality care, and dedication paid off as our 4-H members showcased their animals at this year’s Franklin County Fair. Following the 2020 summer of virtual livestock exhibits, participants were anxious for the return of in-person shows. The events provided an opportunity for youth to display sportsmanship and exude confidence as

Franklin County Youth Place in 4-H Shows

BENTON, Ill. – Creativity and skills were on full display as Franklin County members shared their annual projects at various 4-H shows including the general show, crops show, clothing show, foods show, horticulture and floriculture show. Following the 2020 summer of virtual exhibits, participants were anxious for the return of in-person shows. Members were judged

Sixth Annual Tour de Seven 5K to Be Held in Golconda

GOLCONDA – Helping residents of Southern Illinois stay healthy is a primary focus of Southern Seven Health Department (S7HD). One of the many ways this is done is through their annual Tour de Seven – Fall into Fitness 5K Run/Walk. Now in its 6th year, the Tour de Seven will be held on Saturday, September

Babaloo Music and Fun! at the Rend Lake Visitor Center

BENTON, IL – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake will host the Babaloo Music and Fun show at the Rend Lake Visitor Center on July 31st.   Join Babaloo, the one-man musical comedy act for kids, as he entertains with his singing, dancing, and all kinds of silly antics. Babaloo is an