May 26, 2020

Siren Report

Paris Police Department May 21, at 1:25 p.m., a two-vehicle, non-injury accident occurred at 139 East Wood Street. The first vehicle involved was a 1999 Dodge driven by Joseph A. Davidson, 91, 302 …
May 22, 2020

Siren Report

Paris Police Department May 18, at 4 p.m., David L. Kiger, 72, 224 N. Austin, was issued city ordinance citations for excessive vegetation height and outdoor accumulation of junk. Kiger was given …
May 18, 2020

Siren Report

Paris Police Department May 14, at 1:32 p.m., a two-vehicle accident occurred at High Street and Highland Drive. The first vehicle involved was a 2005 Honda Civic driven by Eric D. Speicher, 18, 2 …

Edgar County Board announces special meeting

The Edgar County Board is having a special meeting 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, in Courtroom 2 at the Edgar County Courthouse. Agenda topics include: Adopting an Ordinance Establishing Special Service …
May 15, 2020

Siren Report

Paris Fire Department May 8, at 9:22 a.m., the department was dispatched to provide medical assistance. May 8, at 8:05 p.m., the department was dispatched to provide medical assistance. May …
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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 …
Final Four here they come!

Tri-County earns trip to state tourney

FARINA —The Tri-County Titans combined a tough defense and clutch free throw shooting in the final minutes of the game to down Okawville 57-50 in the Farina South Central Super-sectional …

Road to Peoria Starts in Bethany for Titans

Last Thursday and Friday, the IHSA officially announced the seeds and match-ups for this year's IHSA Class 1A Boys' Basketball Tournament as March Madness begins next week.  The Tri-County …

TCT splits games

HUME — The Tri-County boys’ basketball team used a strong finish late, including a go-ahead three-point shot from CJ Eackle, to beat visiting Cerro Gordo/Bement 66-63 on Tuesday night. …

Junior League winding down

The 2019-2020 Junior League basketball season is winding down with the annual City League Tournament not far off.   Panthers 35, Hawks 13 The Hawks struggled early scoring as the …

Tigers take 4th in a row

FLORA — The Paris Tigers seem to be putting it all together right now as Coach Chase Brinkley’s team took its fourth win in a row with a 51-37 win over Little Illinis Conference foe Flora …

TCT takes championship

NEOGA — The Tri-County Titans made easy work of the Neoga Lady Indians in the IHSA Class 1A regional Thursday, Feb. 13, downing the hosts 65-42. With Thursday’s win, the Titans (26-5) …

Tigers fall in LIC tourney

The Newton Eagles got out to a hot start in their second round game in the consolation game against the Paris Tigers Wednesday, Jn. 29, riding it all the way for a 45-30 victory. Paris was able …

League action continues

Basketball in the Paris City League action continues to stay hot.   Bears 29 Hawks 20 The game opened up in back-and-forth fashion as the Hawks jumped out to an 8-4 lead. The Hawks …
Local news

Workshops for preserving food

Home-preserving of food is an efficient means for storing away weeks of food for the family. The University of Illinois is offering a series of free, online workshops about safe and easy ways to …

Gladding makes Olivet Nazarene deans’ list

BOURBONNAIS — Kennedy Gladding of Paris was named to the dean's list at Olivet Nazarene University during the recently completed spring 2020 semester. To qualify for inclusion on the dean's …

Fox receives Duke Energy scholarship

PLAINFIELD, Ind. – Paris High School senior Sydney Fox has received a $5,000 scholarship from Duke Energy. She was one of five students from Indiana and Illinois awarded scholarships by the …

Shiloh board discusses student meals, modified graduation

HUME — The Shiloh Unit 1 school district is investigating whether continuing to provide meals for school families is possible, the school board members learned at their Monday, May 18, …

ECPHD wants to help open businesses

We are living in strange times with COVID-19, and people are not always going to the proper sources to get reliable information. For some people, it appears easier to believe unverified rumors and …

Earrings go beyond bling

Earrings are a ubiquitous way to dress up and express one’s personality. When Paris resident Brooke Bartley began making her own, she discovered another benefit: They can be downright …

Worker case confirmed

Horizon Health made a bombshell Facebook announcement early Thursday evening when it confirmed an employee tested positive for COVID-19 and is recuperating at home. Friday morning CEO Ollie Smith …

Summer youth meal program in Paris unlikely

A summer program designed to feed school children over the long summer break appears to be a COVID-19 casualty. “Unfortunately, we are not going to be able to do that,” said Amanda …

Chrisman opposes keeping livestock within city limits

CHRISMAN — Cows, goats and other livestock are likely to find an unwelcome reception within the Chrisman city limits. The issue of keeping livestock on city lots was one of several topics …

Special service area OK’d by county board

Another cog fell into place Wednesday, May 20, for creating a special service ambulance area for Northern Edgar County. The Edgar County Board passed a resolution for establishing Special Service …