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Leon Acklen

Leon Nye Acklen, 85, of Brazil, Ind., and formerly of Paris, passed away at 3:06 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Exceptional Living Center of Brazil, Brazil, Ind. He worked at MECO and Unarco and was a …

David Newcomer

David Allen Newcomer, 83, of Paris, passed away at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at his home. He was a retired carpenter. Per his request, arrangements are private. Stewart and Carroll …

Russ Phinney

Max Russell “Russ” Phinney, 58, passed away Dec. 5, 2018, at St. Louis, Mo. A private memorial service honoring his life is 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in Paris, with his family …

Robert Hutchcraft

Robert D. Hutchcraft, 81, of Paris, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. A memorial visitation is 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at Templeton Funeral Home. …

William Dixon Jr.

MARSHALL –  William B. Dixon Jr., 86, of Marshall, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at Paris Healthcare Center, Paris. A service honoring his life is 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at …

Patricia Peck

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Patricia Ann O’Hair Peck, 79, of O’Fallon, Mo., passed Monday Dec. 10, 2018. She was retired from the Jennings School District after a great career.A gathering of …

Paula Kirk

CASEY – Paula Kay Richardson Kirk, 59, of Casey, and formerly of Lawrenceville, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at Casey HealthCare Center. A funeral service is 1 p.m. …

Kay Kutchins

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Kay Kutchins passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018.  A celebration of life service is 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the First Presbyterian Church, 404 N. Alamo, San …

Kimberly Kuhn

CASEY – Kimberly Michelle Clark Kuhn, 56, of Casey, passed away at 12:34 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon. A funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. …
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The Great Watermelon Drop of 2018

The Paris Fire Department helps the First Christian Church youth group with a food smash by dropping watermelons from the tower truck.

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McCrocklin joins PERK

Some changes are coming to the PERK mentoring program with the addition of Kelly McCrocklin as a trainee. McCrocklin, who recently retired after 41 years with EnerStar, will work with current …

Happy 200th anniverary

HUME – Great things happen when Amy Kincaid, a teacher at Shiloh Elementary School, turns her fourth grade students lose on a project. The students organized an Illinois bicentennial celebration …

Remote water meter reading coming to Kansas

KANSAS – Reading the water meters and calculating the water bills will be much easier in the near future for the village of Kansas. The Kansas Village Board unanimously approved the purchase of …

Big plans for downtown

After several years in the making, a beautification project that will change the look of the Paris downtown is set to start in 2019. Eric Volkmann, president and CEO of Prospect Bank, said the …

Abbreviated court call

The Thanksgiving holiday resulted in an abbreviated court call in Edgar County Circuit Court. Individuals appearing for the Nov. 19 criminal and traffic call included: Charges -Terry L. …

Tunnel of lights added to Holiday in the Park

A tunnel of lights added this year to the Holiday in the Park at Twin Lakes is proving a popular attraction. Holiday in the Park dominated conversation at the Tuesday, Nov. 27, Paris Park Board …

Student arrested for making threats against school

For the second time in November, the Paris Police Department has investigated threats against Paris High School staff and students. Police arrested a 17-year-old male student Nov. 28 after a …

School funds cover student organizations

HUME — School clubs and organizations will no longer need to sell fundraising items to pay for activities, uniforms and other needs, the Shiloh board of education learned during its meeting Monday, …

Christmas is coming to Chrisman

CHRISMAN – The Christmas season officially arrives Wednesday, Dec. 5, when the community celebrates Christmas in Chrisman. Sponsored by the Chrisman Area Community Club with a motto of All …

“Wonderful Life” retold

CHRISMAN – “It’s a Wonderful Life” is such an iconic Christmas fixture it seems an especially difficult challenge to tell the story any other way than how Frank Capra shot the film. Sarah …