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Juanita Kasey

STRASBURG – Juanita Faye “Jimmie” Kasey, 94, of Strasburg, and formerly of Charleston and Neoga died at 4:54 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at Harmony Center, Mattoon. She was a farmwife and …

Harold Dominick Jr.

MARSHALL – Harold L. Dominick Jr., 51, of Marshall, passed away at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at Burnsides Community Health Center. A service honoring his life is 2 p.m. Saturday, …

Jacqueline Rinesmith

Jacqueline O. Rinesmith, 88, of Paris, and formerly of Ruston, La., passed away at 3:25 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Pleasant Meadows Senior Living, Chrisman. She was retired after more than 30 …

Cheryl Pruiett

MARSHALL – Cheryl J. Pruiett, 71, of Marshall, passed away at 5:55 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2019, at her home. Private burial is in Marshall Cemetery. Pearce Funeral Home is in charge of the …

Charlotte Crippes

Charlotte June Crippes, 87, of Paris, passed away at 7:49 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at her residence. She was a homemaker. Following cremation, a memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be …

Randy Cable

ASHMORE ­­– Randy Lee Cable, 53, of Ashmore, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019, at his home.  Following cremation, the family will hold a private memorial at a later …

David Long

David Wayne Long, 66, of Paris, passed away at 1:32 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at his residence.  Cremation is scheduled, no services are planned. Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home is …

William Warner

MARSHALL – William W. Warner, 89, of Marshall, passed away Friday, July 12, 2019, at his home. A service honoring his life is 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at Pearce Funeral Home. Burial is in the …

Mary Alice Irwin

MARSHALL – Mary Alice Irwin, 96, of Marshall, passed away at 8:02 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2019, at Burnsides Community Health Center. A service honoring her life is 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at …
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Accused arsonist gets bond reduction

The woman accused of setting fire to a two-story home in Paris appeared in custody for the July 1 criminal and traffic call in Edgar County Circuit Court and was granted a bond reduction. Sierra …

Heat wave claims local man

With two weeks of temperatures exceeding 90 degrees, the heat has claimed the life of a 66-year-old man. Edgar County Coroner Scott Barrett has ruled the July 3 death of David W. Long as heat …

Semi crash kills passenger

A semi-truck accident at 10:33 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, near the intersection of the East Terre Haute Road and Midwestern Gas Street took the life of a Paris man Edgar County Coroner Scott Barrett …

Another fitness hearing scheduled for Hefner

For the second time, the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) has returned Justin Hefner to Edgar County custody with the declaration the defendant is competent to stand trial. Hefner …

Edgar County Fair, 4-H Fair next week

Fair season starts locally next week with both the Edgar County 4-H Fair and the Edgar County Fair celebrating the county’s agricultural heritage. Here is a schedule of what’s going …

A work of art is brewing

Local brewery Lot 50 has hired artist Bryan Hand to paint an inside mural as a tourist attraction. “We’ve had visitors from 42 states,” says part-owner Bruce Young. “This is just another …

Schluter pleased with Chrisman students’ work

CHRISMAN – The Chrisman Board of Education zipped through the Thursday, July 10, meeting. Grade school principal Kelly Schluter was the only administrator present and she briefed board members …

Paris Circle K’s, Bee Well partner

We all need the occasional reminder to think healthy and Bee Well of Edgar County has partnered with two local convenience stores in promoting healthier choices. Bee Well coalition members Mary …

Local Altrusa receives grant

The familiar Altrusa Reading Trailer that appears at numerous community events and gives free books to children is getting a makeover. Altrusa International Foundation provided a $2,300 grant to …

PCOFA ready for new season with a new season pass option

When the new season starts Sept. 15 for the Paris Center of Fine Arts (PCOFA) it will also mark the introduction of the first season pass. “Patrons have been asking for them for a couple of …