July 10, 2020

Siren Report

Paris Police Department July 9, at 3:36 p.m., Scott P. Tingley, 48, 332 N. Main, Apt. B, was arrested at his residence and charged with domestic battery. Tingley was transported to the Edgar …
July 9, 2020

Siren Report

Paris Police Department July 8, at 10:23 a.m., Aaron A. Walker, 38, 617 Vance, was stopped at Laker Stadium on Steidl Road and charged with operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Walker was …
July 8, 2020

Siren Report

Paris Police Department July7, at 6:23 a.m., Dara N. Rhoads, 40, 721 Liberty, was arrested at 716 Cherry Point Road and charged with disorderly conduct, criminal trespass and resisting a peace …
July 6, 2020

Siren Report

Paris Police Department July 2, no time provided, Joseph C. Canfield, 36, 220 Sheriff St., Apt. 1, was arrested at his residence on a warrant from the U.S. Marshal Service. Canfield was …
July 2, 2020

Siren Report

Paris Police Department July 1, at 9:34 a.m., Derek W. Kelly, 32, Terre Haute, Ind., was arrested at 724 West Madison on an Indiana Department of Corrections warrant for parole violations and …
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Baseball, softball return

It is hard to believe that up until this week the fields at the Paris American Legion were silent —no cracks of the bats, pop of the mitts or cheers from the stands. All activities ground to …

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 …
Local news

Metcalf receives Phipps Scholarship

Lied Metcalf, of Paris, is the recipient of the 2020 Dr. Leland Phipps Memorial Scholarship. She is a registered nurse in the medical/surgical department at Horizon Health. The $1,000 scholarship, …

Sweeping Paris together

The Merkle Broom Company was established in 1879 by John Merkle Sr. and his son Oscar Merkle. The brick-constructed factory was erected at the corner of West End Avenue and Broom street in 1890. …

Chrisman churches offer virtual vacation Bible school

CHRISMAN — The churches in Chrisman are combining for a community Bible school. All area children are invited to participate in the Rocky Mountain Railway Virtual VBS, where Jesus pulls us …

First hospitalization as COVID cases increase

As of Thursday, July 2, Edgar County had 10 positive COVID-19 cases. That is an increase of two people from the prior week. Monica Dunn, public information officer of the Edgar County Public …

Step is new Rotary governor

Michael Step of Paris was installed as the new Rotary District 6490 District Governor Sunday, June 28, in a virtual ceremony seen by members of the 47 clubs that comprise the district. It was not …

Rocky’s Italian Bistro opens

Police opt for immobilizers

KANSAS — The Kansas Police Department is leading local law enforcement in adopting a new technology for safely immobilizing a subject from a distance and reducing the risk of injury to both the …

Fire Marshal grants bring $53,000 to county

Emergency responders at Chrisman and Brocton received good news earlier this week from the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM). The Chrisman Fire Protection District, the Northern …

NECAS gets COVID funding

CHRISMAN — The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provided some money to the Northern Edgar County Ambulance Service (NECAS). Ambulance Coordinator Jeremy Neal …

Step named the Rotary District Governor

Michael D. Step of Paris will be installed as the district governor of Rotary International at 5 p.m., June 28. Rotary is adapting to the coronavirus pandemic by making the installation a virtual …