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Keith Goodwin

Keith Allen Goodwin, 29, of Paris, passed away at 10:12 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at his residence. All services and burial are private. Templeton Funeral Home of Paris is in charge of the …

Imogene Adams

CASEY – Lois Imogene Adams, 80, of Casey, passed away at 1:35 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at Casey Health Care Center. Per her request, a private graveside funeral service is in the …

Kenn Shutts

CASEY – Kenn Eugene Shutts, 66, of Shelbyville, and formerly of Casey and Mattoon passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at his home. A funeral service is 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the …

Rosemarie Newhart

SHELBYVILLE – Rosemarie “Vicki” Newhart, of Shelbyville, passed away at 3:55 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at Hawthorne Inn Assisted Living. A funeral service is 11 a.m. Tuesday, …

Sarah Thompson

Sarah Jordan Thompson, 25, of Paris, passed away at 3:12 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in the emergency room of Horizon Health Paris Community Hospital. A memorial visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. …

Johnna Cottle

KANSAS – Johnna Marie Cottle, 55, of Kansas, passed away at 11:22 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was a devoted homemaker and farm wife, and had also been …

Charles Malone

WEST TERRE HAUTE, IND. – Charles Dennie “Pete” Malone passed away Jan. 15, 2019, after complications following a fractured hip. He also suffered the effects of …

Marie Dawson

MARSHALL – Marie E. Dawson, 72, of Terre Haute, Ind., passed away at 10:03 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at her home. Visitation is from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Pearce Funeral Home. …

Virginia Eskew

Virginia L. Eskew, 88, of Flora, and formerly of Paris, passed away at 5:35 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at her residence. She was a homemaker. A service celebrating her life is 11 a.m. Friday, …
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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.

Local news

Brocton trustees cautious about renewing water service

BROCTON – A intermittent resident of Brocton has asked for resumption of water service at her residence, despite an unpaid bill from a previous stay. Village president Dennis Cary presented a …

Fire damages Paris Family Restaurant

An early evening fire Jan. 5 has temporarily put the Paris Family Restaurant out of service. “The area of origin was around the broiler,” said Paris Fire Chief Brian Gates, adding the state …

Court getting back into action after the holidays

The following individuals appeared before the bench for the Jan. 3 criminal and traffic call in Edgar County Circuit Court: In custody -Jacob D. Augustus, 25, Paris, appeared in custody and …

Hefner fit for trial

According to the professionals, Justin Hefner is now capable of standing trial. Hefner, 41, Terre Haute, Ind., and formerly of Paris, appeared in custody during the Jan. 10 criminal and traffic …

Conflagration destroys Buck Township barn

A barn near the intersection of 1200th Road and 800th Street in Bucks Township was destroyed by fire Tuesday, Jan. 8. Paris Fire Chief Brian Gates said winds of 35 mph pushed the flames and …

Compassion gets its day

Crestwood Junior High students participated in a daylong social and emotional workshop Monday, Jan. 7, designed to create more empathy among students and staff. Crestwood Cares, similar to the …

County reluctantly accepts arbitrator’s union decision

Edgar County Board members did not like all of the findings from the arbitrator who heard the contract dispute between the county and the union representing the Edgar County deputy sheriffs, but …

Fair queen Kierstyn Allen competing

The Miss Illinois County Fair competition is Jan. 17-20 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, and Kierstyn Allen, Miss Edgar County Fair, will be in the thick of it. Allen is making the trip to …

Mixed bag of topics at county board meeting

A variety of issues were before the Edgar County Board during the Wednesday, Jan. 9, meeting. Motor Fuel Tax The board passed two resolutions approving the use of Motor Fuel Tax by the Edgar …

Chrisman getting serious about animal control

CHRISMAN – Recent complaints to the Chrisman City Council about dogs roaming at large and wandering chickens have prompted the commissioners to action. City attorney Robert Morris discussed the …