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Dale Peebles

Dale Allen Peebles, 62, of Paris, passed away at 2:54 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in the emergency room of Horizon Health Paris Community Hospital. He was a former employee of Midwest Truck & …

Sidney McClintock

Sidney Sorrelle McClintock, 83, of Paris, passed away at 5:31 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in the emergency room of Horizon Health Paris Community Hospital. She was a devoted homemaker. A …

Janice Craft

Janice Faye Craft, 69, of Paris, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at Paris Health Care Center.  There is a prayer service for her 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Stewart and …

Jennifer Donham

MARSHALL – Jennifer L. Donham, 31, of Terre Haute, Ind., passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019, at her home. A service honoring her life is 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Pearce Funeral Home, with …

Gladys Martin

Gladys Olene Martin, 89, of Indianapolis, Ind., and formerly of Paris and Venice, Fla., passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019, at Forum at the Crossing in Indianapolis. A graveside service is 10:30 …

Frederick Herrington

MARSHALL – Frederick William Herrington, 83, of Marshall, passed away April 17, 2019, at the Burnsides Community Care Center. A service is 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Pearce Funeral Home, …

Anna Maria Mitchell

CHRISMAN – Anna Maria Mitchell, 93, of Chrisman, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Paris Community Hospital. A graveside funeral is 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Hoult Cemetery. …

Harriet Arrasmith

CHRISMAN – Harriet B. Arrasmith, 91, of Chrisman, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Colonial Manor, Danville. She retired from the Chrisman school district as a bus …

Charleen Woodyard

NEWMAN – Charleen Woodyard, 94, of Hume, passed away at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at her residence in Hume. A funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Joines Funeral …
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The Great Watermelon Drop of 2018

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Cases appear in circuit court

Individuals appearing before the bench for the April 8 and April 11 felony and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court included: In Custody -Kyle N. Carter-Alvis, 25, Kansas, appeared in …

New era of healthcare

Healthcare, especially mental health service, will have a new look in about a year. Representatives of Horizon Health and the Human Resources Center of Edgar and Clark Counties gathered briefly …

Chrisman park pavilion is a worry

CHRISMAN – The future for a pavilion in Chrisman’s Centennial Park appears bleak. Commissioner Rodney Wolfe reported during the Monday, April 15, city council meeting a large hole has …

Wal-Mart offers online shopping and pickup

It’s a new day for the Paris Wal-Mart Supercenter. After an extensive period of remodeling featuring a new flooring surface and other in-store features, employees and management held a brief …

ETSB increases share of county dispatch service

The Edgar County Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB) agreed to a 5 percent increase to help the county offset emergency dispatching costs. ETSB is responsible for managing the local 911 …

All Paris 95 board members re-elected

The Paris Union School District 95 school board seated its new members Monday, April 15. All four incumbents — Amy Isaf, Cindy Mathis, Kevin Knoefel and Steve Eitel were re-elected. Paris 95 …

Hales retires from Shiloh

HUME — A retiring Shiloh school board member was honored for 12 years of service during his final board meeting Monday, April 15, at the Unit 1 board of education meeting. Dana Hales, who is …

County board meets

What is generally a routine matter generated some discussion during the April 10 Edgar County Board meeting. The agenda item was appointing Susan Saxton, Roger Stanley and Ray Young to terms on …

Graduation for ALOP students

Students who attend the Alternative Learning Opportunities Program (ALOP) being offered by Paris Union School District 95 may participate in graduation if they choose to do so following action by the …

Class X felony charges filed in recent drug cases

Two Paris residents face multiple counts of the most serious felony drug charges possible in Illinois. Dawn M. Ordiway, 34, and Owen D. Hawkins, 36, appeared in custody April 4 and both were …