Gold Star mission is coming to Paris Wednesday, Sept. 25

A 500-mile bicycle ride by military veterans commemorating the fallen and injured will pass through Paris Wednesday, Sept. 25. Wednesday is the second day of the five-day trip, which requires …
Sept. 20, 2021

Siren Report

Paris Police Department Sept. 17, at 5:42 p.m., a two-vehicle, non-injury accident occurred at 509 Ten Broeck. The first vehicle involved was a 1992 Chevrolet truck driven by Michael E. Powell, …
Sept. 18, 2021

Siren Report

Paris Police Department Sept. 17, at 12:48 a.m., Tanner M. May, 24, Marshall, was stopped at Jefferson and Liberty and charged with operating an uninsured motor vehicle. May was released on a …
Sept. 17, 2021

Siren Report

Paris Police Department Sept. 16, at 10:08 a.m., Jacob S. Lynch, 27, 607 Dill, was arrested in the 400 block of North High on an Edgar County Failure to Appear warrant. Lynch was transported to …
Sept. 16, 2021

Siren Report

Paris Police Department Sept. 15, at 5:20 p.m., Aaron L. Bain, 27, 307 Milton, was arrested at 218 East Washington and charged with resisting and obstructing a peace officer, criminal damage and …
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Sports

Homecoming Victory

In their first homecoming game since 2019, the Paris Tigers defeated the Dugger Union Bulldogs 62-0. Scoring on nearly every one of their possessions, the Tigers moved back up to an even record at …

Annual Crosstown Classic

The annual Crosstown Classic between the Crestwood Eagles and the Mayo Redbirds took place Sept. 11, and the game did not disappoint. Crestwood defeated their counterparts by the score of 14-12, …

Titans suffered hard loss

OAKLAND – It was a battle of a veteran Titans offensive line against a young and athletic team from Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond Friday, Sept. 17.  As the game progressed, it was the …

Eagles regional champs

HUTSONVILLE- The Crestwood Lady Eagle softball team made history once again as they captured the IESA Class 1A Regional title Tuesday, Sept. 14. The Eagles 13-0 win over Hutsonville came on the …

Titans sweep Blue Devils

The Tri-County Titans volleyball team has already faced a lot of adversity early in this 2021 season with the unavailability of several key players due to COVID-19 quarantines. Despite that, the …

Tigers fall in season opener

In their opening game of the 2021 football season, the Paris Tigers suffered a tough loss to the Little Illini Conference foe Newton Eagles 7-6. After exhibiting steadfast defense for the …

IHSA statement on high school sports

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for a special meeting on July 29, and the board announced its intended plans for the 2020-21 school year. The plan has been sent to …

New youth sports guidelines drastically limit allowable competition

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois officials released new guidelines for youth and recreational sports Wednesday drastically limiting allowable activities based on the risk of spreading the novel …

Baseball in limbo for now

For the first time in the last six seasons, the Paris Tigers’ baseball team failed to reach the 20-win plateau. They did record 19 victories in a season that saw them lose nine starters …
Local news

Athletic trainers join Horizon Health

Graduate students from Eastern Illinois University are helping ensure local athletes stay in the game this season. Horizon Health has provided funding for athletic trainers at area schools for the …

Cardiology team adds Nurse Practitioner

  Melissa Thomas, certified family nurse practitioner, has joined physician Ron Oren and the cardiology team at Horizon Health. “With the addition of Melissa and Dr. Oren, our …

Life Center addresses mental health services

Something new is happening in Edgar County. The old model of compartmentalizing mental health treatment as separate from medical treatment is falling by the wayside in favor of a more progressive …

Paris Hotel is expanding

Construction began earlier this month to create additional rooms for the existing Hampton Inn at Paris.  The four-story expansion will add 13,500 square feet and 24 more guest rooms to the 72 …

PHS golf prevails match

With just one match scheduled for the week, the Paris Tiger golf team hosted a quad-match with Marshall, Westville, and Salt Fork all participating. The Tigers dominated their guests and racked up …

CoBank grant awarded to EnerStar Electric Cooperative

For the 10th consecutive year, EnerStar Electric Cooperative has been awarded the CoBank Sharing Success matching grant. The grant’s purpose is to help cooperatives support causes and …

Honeybee Festival returns

Members of the Paris Kiwanis Club are excited to bring the Honeybee Festival back to the Paris Square. Drew Griffin of the Kiwanis Club said after being off for a year because of the pandemic the …

Raising money for good causes

Members of the Paris Lions Club and the Knights of Columbus will soon be selling sweet treats to help in the fight against blindness and intellectual disabilities. Representatives of both …

Chrisman school board approves $4.4 million budget

CHRISMAN — The Chrisman Community Unit School District #6 will operate on a budget anticipating $4.4 million in expenditures for Fiscal Year 2022. Interim superintendent Jim Acklin reviewed …

Kansas school district upholds mask requirement

KANSAS — About a half-dozen residents and parents attended the Kansas Board of Education meeting Wednesday, Aug. 18, to protest Gov. JB Pritzker’s mandate that students wear masks in …
Milestones
Mohler’s 90th birthday Jessie Mohler, of Brookstone Estates, celebrated her 90th birthday Thursday, April 1. The celebration was private according to COVID-19 guidelines. A lifelong Paris resident, she married the love …