Engineers are expected to spend three days inspecting the New Harmony bridge to determine if the long-closed structure can be safely reopened.  Inspectors with the engineering firm of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE) of Northbrook, Illinois and Indianapolis, Indiana are in the pr…

Several new agenda items were on this week’s regularly scheduled Grayville City Council meeting, to include what to do about racing/demolition derby vehicles within Grayville. 

In an odd turn of events at Monday night’s Grayville City Council meeting, Finance Commissioner Jordan questioned the approval of the Consent Agenda within the first 30 seconds of the meeting’s start.

When White County voters go to the polls this November, they will be asked if they're in favor of forming a new state separate from Cook County.  The referendum will appear on the November 3 ballot after the White County Board Monday approved the question. The move comes after residents of m…

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A high speed crash in a residential section of Carm claimed the lives of two young White County men Monday night.  The victims have been identified as James Irvin Grant, 29 of Carmi and Brandon Lee Rhodes, 21, a Grayville native.

Six new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Wabash County.  Officials with the Wabash County Health Department announced Friday, June 5 that the patients were tested as outpatients and are now self quarantined.

Police in Carmi are investigating the shooting death of an elderly couple. Shortly after 11:30 Friday morning, Carmi City Police were called to 1604 Hillcrest Avenue in Carmi where the bodies of a husband and wife were found. The identity of the victims has not been released pending notifica…

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How and when the 38 seniors at Norris City Omaha Enfield (NCOE) High School will graduate remains up in the air. During the May 20 meeting of the NCOE Board, Superintendent Matt Vollman and board members all agreed that an in-person graduation ceremony is preferred. However, with social dist…

Water issues dominated much of the May 19th meeting of the Enfield Board of Trustees. Bob Meyers raised a concern with Mayor Tom Harbour about the runoff of rain water from the recently demolished Gupta property next door to him.

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has forced the closure of the Carmi municipal swimming pool for the 2020 summer season. The announcement was made Tuesday night by Mayor Jeff Pollard during the regular City Council meeting.

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Fairfield Memorial Hospital is temporarily closing its Carmi Respiratory Illness Screening Clinic. The Fairfield Respiratory Illness Screening Clinic will continue to remain open daily from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. The FMH Respiratory Illness Screening Clinic Tent is located at 213 NW 10th Street…

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Whether it was in a coaching or playing role, I always found that when I competed it was easier to do so on my home- court.For essential workers Felicia Owen and Jessica Northcott, the term “playing on the road” will always hold a different meaning moving forward for these two hometown nurse…

Administration officials with the Carmi-White County High School (CWCHS) are still try- ing to decide the date and type of commencement ceremonies that will be held for the Class of 2020. “There are many factors to consider in making this decision, with the most important being the health, s…

The Carmi City Council has agreed to move forward with a major water line replace- ment project in the Hillsdale Subdivision. Funding for the project, pegged to cost approximately $1.4 million will come from governmental grants. The city plans to even- tually replace both water and sewer lin…

Governor J.B. Pritzker has extended his executive Stay at Home Order for another 30 days.  In turn, many residents have started asking local law enforcement officials about the governor's authority to extend his executive order.  In response, White County State's Attorney Denton Aud addresse…

White County Sheriff  Doug Maier is echoing the advice of the county's state's attorney as it applies to the governor's stay at home Executive Order. “State's Attorney Denton Aud spoke for law enforcement in the county,” Sheriff Maier said. “I feel he made it clear that we will not enforce t…

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No new laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in White, Edwards or Wabash Counties. The latest statistics show zero cases in Edwards County with 69 residents tested and three tests pending.  In White County, 165 individuals have been tested with two positive cases.  Health…

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An elderly Carmi woman died late Wednesday morning, April 22 after being struck by a pickup truck as she was walking back to her vehicle at Rock Bottom in Carmi.   Police report L. Pearl Douthitt, 78 exited Rock Bottom and was walking back to her vehicle that was parked at the gas pumps.  Po…

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Four new radar signs were purchased to help control traffic at the Jr/Sr High School and Washington School zones.

The Thursday meeting of the Carmi Rotary Club was held at a different site than usual, as the Rotarians met at Carmi Wholesale Distributors on Lexington Avenue.

Daniel Moutray, Christie Faling, Josh Bullock, Nicole Behnke-Bullock and Abbey Johnson were the big winners at the Carmi Women’s Charity Trivia Night. The theme was “As Seen On TV” at Gottzzs on March 13. 

Tumble Time competitive cheer team is headed to Pensacola, Florida, at the end of April to compete at the US Finals!

Six elected officials were granted raises, despite White County board members Ken Usery voting no and Ron McAnulty abstaining.

On Monday, the Carmi Masonic Lodge #272 presented a 50-year member pin and a certificate to Henry R. Haley (center). Terry Pollard (left) and Larry Henshaw (right) presented the awards.

Angela Messmer, Amy McCarty and Melissa Wilson (right) accepted a generous donation from the Director of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board for District 13, Don Duvall last week.

Three White County men have been sentenced to prison after failing to comply with all of the mandated conditions of drug court. Joseph Levi Jordan, 31 of Crossville was sentenced to five years in prison on a conviction of unlawful use of property, a class-2 felony and possession of methamphe…

The River-to-River Trail Society announces its third and fourth scheduled guided hikes for the Spring, 2020 hiking season on Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22. These hikes are free and open to the public. For both hikes, hiking sticks and boots or sturdy shoes are recommended. Hikers s…

The Crossville Walk"n Rollers would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who donated their shoes to us for our Shoe For Relay Campaign.

Illinois State Police District 19 Commander, Captain Nathan Douglas, announced today activity and enforcement figures of the month of February. Troopers in District 19, which includes Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline and Gallatin Counties, recorded 1,348 incidents during the month.

Kimberly S. Rose, 47 of Carmi has been jailed after she allegedly threatened to cut a man's throat during a domestic dispute.  Carmi City Police responded to Rose's North Seventh Street home shortly after 8 pm Sunday, March 15 on a report of a domestic situation in progress.  When the police…

FFA students and agricultural advocates from throughout Illinois descended on the Capitol for Illinois Agriculture Legislate Day on March 3. State Sen. Righter welcomed and introduced Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Kelsi Kessler from Carmi to the Senate. IALD brings together farm, agricultu…

Village Attorney Jon Turpin presented the proposal for a Golf Cart Ordinance. Side-by-sides and 4-wheelers could be included. The permitted utility vehicles would be required to stay under 20 mph and follow all Illinois laws. Driving down Route 45 will remain illegal, but crossing will be legal.

With only one item on the agenda, the Carmi City Council’s March 3 meeting was quick and easy.

Wabash Christian Village Employee of the Month of March 2020 is Jennifer Stricklin. She does her work and has a smile on her face each day. She kindly takes care of the residents and the area she is assigned. She wants her area looking good for the residents and family members. She is always…