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Sept. 20, 2019

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Sept. 13, at 4:50 a.m., the department was dispatched to provide medical assistance. Sept. 13, at 3:53 p.m., the department was dispatched to the corner of Ten Broeck and Van Buren for a grass …
Sept. 19, 2019

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Paris Police Department Sept. 18, at 6:34 p.m., Angela D. Eslinger, 37, 620 Vance St., was arrested at 139 East Court Street and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting a peace officer. …
Sept. 18, 2019

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Paris Police Department Sept. 16, at 12:19 p.m., a hit and run occurred at 240 West Wood Street. Involved was a 2001 Buick Park Avenue driven by Jonathan T. Murray, 23, of 412 Sutherland and a …

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Paris Police Department Sept. 16, at 10:27 a.m., Amanda L. Fulford, 33, 424 E. Edgar, was issued city ordinance citation-truancy. Fulford was given a city court date.
Sept. 16, 2019

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Paris Police Department Sept. 13, at 11:37 a.m., a two-vehicle, non-injury accident occurred at the intersection of Stratton Drive and a private drive. The first vehicle involved was a 2003 Toyota …
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Obits

Daniel DeFord

Daniel Joseph DeFord, 64, of Paris, passed away at 12:41 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in the emergency room of Horizon Health Paris Community Hospital. A memorial service celebrating his life is 2 …

Diane Atkinson

Diane G. Atkinson, 73, of Chrisman, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Sept. 19, 2019, at home. Per her wishes, cremation is planned. A memorial service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Chrisman …

Misty Hayward

Misty R. Hayward, 55, of Clinton, Ind., and formerly of Paris, passed away at 10:24 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at the Gibson Family Center For Hospice Care, Terre Haute, Ind. Following …

John Scott

WESTFIELD – John Ray Scott, 51, of Westfield, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at his home. Inurnment is in Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. …

Michael Cooper

MARSHALL – Michael Wayne Cooper, 57, of Marshall, passed away at 10:45 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2019, in the Gibson Center for Hospice Care, Terre Haute, Ind. Private family graveside …

Hulin Alford

Hulin William Alford, 83, of Paris, passed away at 6:50 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at his residence. At his request, no public services are planned. Private interment is at a later date in …

Joan Hills

CASEY – Joan Vale Hills, 87, of Casey, and formerly of Martinsville, passed away at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at her home. A graveside funeral service and burial is 10:30 a.m. Monday, …

Chester Higginbotham

Chester Dale “Bud” Higginbotham, 87, of rural Paris, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, at Life’s Journey. He was a farmer. A funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at …

Joleen Spires

MARSHALL – Joleen Spires, 81, of Marshall, passed away at noon Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. A service honoring her life is 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the First Christian Church, with Pastors Gary …
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Artfest is art-rageously fun

Something special happened last weekend at Twin Lakes Park – art appreciation in the community got a big kick in the pants. An Artfest for children was a free opportunity for youth to explore …

NAL creates scholarship at Lake Land

North American Lighting, Inc. (NAL) recently signed a gift agreement with the Lake Land College Foundation to provide funding for an annual NAL Scholarship for Excellence. “North American …

Crestwood Oks budget

The Crestwood Community Unit School District 4 school board approved the 2019-2020 budget during its monthly meeting Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the school. The district’s finances continue to …

Cown prison-bound for probation violation

A local man will be spending a couple of years in prison for not obeying his probation sentence for a felony drug conviction. Donald W. Cown, 46, Paris, was resentenced on a petition to revoke his …

Death investigation results in arrest

The investigation into the suicide death of Keanna Taylor has resulted in an arrest. Jesse Lewsader of the Paris Police Department confirmed Friday afternoon he took Spencer Haley, 28, into …

Area businesses promote 2019 Route 1 Road Trip

CHRISMAN – Chrisman businesses Hidden Garden, Callie’s Corner and American Country Collection are partnering with other businesses for the Route 1 Road Trip Sept. 20 and 21. The event …

Hefner trial date moved back

The defense asked for a postponement in the criminal trial of Justin Hefner that was scheduled to start Sept. 17. Hefner appeared in custody for what was supposed to be a final pretrial conference …

Wenz Dine and Dance

There’s a much-quoted proverb found in Paris Union School District 95 schools and offices emphasizing the importance of community involvement to raise a child. Anyone looking for proof of the …

ReStored Hope opens

he Paris square gained a new shop and the Hope House gained a revenue source last weekend with the grand opening of ReStored Hope Sept. 7 at 128 N. Main St. The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended …

Paris has a new police officer

Cody Jewell, a native of Paris, took the opportunity to come back home, and was sworn in as a new officer for the Paris Police Department by Mayor Craig Smith at this week’s city council session, …