Dec. 9, 2019

Siren Report

Paris Police Department Dec. 7, at 2:02 a.m., Clayton S. Rhoads, 19, 813 Cherry Point, was arrested at Main and Washington and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug …
Dec. 7, 2019

Siren Report

Paris Police Department Dec. 5, at 3:45 p.m., a 14-year-old female juvenile was arrested in the 900 block of Marshall Street and charged with battery. The juvenile was released to a parent on a …
Dec. 6, 2019

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Paris Police Department Dec. 5, at 12:35 p.m., Kymberly L. Hall, 45, 328 E. Madison, was arrested at her residence and charged with burglary. Hall was transported to the Edgar County Jail pending …
Dec. 5, 2019

Siren Report

Paris Police Department Dec. 3, at 3:49 p.m., a two-vehicle accident occurred at East Jasper and High Street. The first vehicle involved was a 2010 Dodge Avenger owned by John Worrell of Dennison. …
Dec. 4. 2019

Siren Report

Paris Police Department Dec. 4, at 12:22 a.m., Bailey L. Timmer, 23, 420 Chestnut, Apt. C1, was arrested at Main and Madison and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of …
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Obits

Darla Lewis

RIDGEFARM – Darla S. Lewis, 55, of Ridgefarm, passed away peacefully Tuesday Nov. 12, 2019. A celebration of life service is 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Blakeney Building in Ward Park, …

Noman Wattleworth

CASEY – Norman Dwight Wattleworth, 91, of Greenup, passed away at 1:10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at Simple Blessings, Casey. A funeral service is 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Markwell …

Leon Macke

MARSHALL – Leon Macke, 92, of Marshall, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, at Twin Lakes Rehab and Health Care, Paris. A service honoring his life is 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Pearce Funeral …

Norman Edwards

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Norman Ray Edwards, 73, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at his home in Corpus Christi, Texas. He retired in 2013 after a 35-year career with the natural …

John Shotts

MARSHALL – John M. Shotts, 79, of Marshall, passed away at 9:43 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind. A service in honor of his life is 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at …

Katherine Shobe

CASEY – Katherine Irene Shobe, 91, of Casey, passed away at 7:44 a.m. Dec. 1, 2019, at Heartland Senior Living, Neoga. A funeral service is 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Markwell Funeral …

Carole Ingram

LEAWOOD, Kan. – Carole Ann Ingram crossed the threshold to enter his glorious kingdom on Nov. 30, 2019. We are certain there was a jubilee in heaven to welcome this triumphant soul who lived a …

Kate Meehling

Anna Katherine “Kate” Scholfield Meehling, 93, of Marshall, passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at St. Mary’s …

James Anderson

KANSAS – James Clinton Anderson, 74, of Kansas, passed away at 5:20 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in the emergency room at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon. He was retired after working for …
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Thanks where it is due

As we get into the Christmas season it is a fitting time to honor those who make contributions but rarely get recognition. Topping the list this year are the Paris city workers who scrambled Nov. …

Cases in the Edgar County Circuit Court

Individuals appearing before the bench for the Nov. 25 criminal and traffic call in Edgar County Circuit Court included: In Custody -Dustin C. Craig, 39, Paris, appeared in custody. His …

Hefner sentencing is delayed

The Thursday, Dec. 5, sentencing hearing for Justin Hefner spun for a period of time on a legal question and at the end the defendant asked for a continuance for more time to talk with public …

Christmas basket needs volunteers

It is getting down to crunch time for the Community Nurse Christmas Basket program and chairman Scott Barrett has concerns. “This year seems to be different than every other year,” said …

Chrisman creates new job

CHRISMAN – The City of Chrisman now has a public works supervisor position. Council members discussed creating the new position during an executive session at the regular city meeting Monday, …

State Scholars revealed

Several Edgar and Clark County seniors have been selected as Illinois State Scholars, according to an announcement made this week by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Illinois State …

Guns and Hoses game is Dec. 14

The annual Guns and Hoses Basketball extravaganza is 5:30 p.m. Dec. 14 in Eveland Gym. Lovers of spirited, if not smooth, basketball skills are in for a fun evening with a grudge match between …

Titans fall to Paris JV

The second week of action in the Paris Junior League basketball offered some tight games. Games are played on Sundays beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Eveland …

Hawkins gets 20 years for Class X felony conviction

A Paris resident will be spending many years in prison for violating one of the most serious felony drug laws in Illinois. Owen D. Hawkins, 36, Paris, was sentenced Nov. 14 on a Class X felony …

Christmas joy at Larkfield

Historically, glassblowing has been a secretive art, built on tradition and carefully guarded techniques. In some ways, it has changed little since its inception in ancient Syria. The basic tools …