Police news
    • Siren Report

      Paris Police Department Jan. 27, at 8:18 a.m., Savanna J. Newlin, 24, 644 E. Court, Apt. 1, was stopped at Madison and Jefferson and charged …

    • Siren Report

      Paris Police Department Jan. 26, at 1:57 a.m., Elizabeth A. Snyder, 55, 711 S. Central, was stopped at 15150 U.S. Highway 150 and charged …

    • Siren Report

      Paris Police Department Jan. 25, at 8:46 p.m., Noah K. Runuyan, 20, 432 W. Washington, Apt. B., was stopped at Kimble and Main and charged …

Weather

Titans take title

The Tri-County Lady Titans have kept themselves busy over the last two weeks, securing a Lincoln Prairie Conference Tournament title and an extra pair of wins to boot. The Titans (20-6, 5-0 LPC) …

Tigers fall in tourney

The Paris Tiger Boys’ basketball team took to the court in the LIC Tournament dropping both games – the first to Casey–Westfield 48 – 35 and the second to Mt. Carmel 59 …

Lady Cardinals fall to Uni High

The Chrisman Lady Cardinals have played four times taking home one win. Uni High 41, Chrisman 29 URBANA — The Cardinals traveled to Urbana Thursday, Jan. 19, to face Urbana University. …

Junior League action

It was just another exciting Sunday afternoon at Eveland Gymansium watching youth basketball teams compete.  Winners this week were the Panthers, Lions, and Tigers. Play will resume on Sunday …

Tigers fall 37-36 to N. Central

By Dan Dundas & Dan Briseno dandundas82@gmail.com FARMERSBURG, Ind. — The Paris Tigers ventured into Indiana last Friday night and lost a low scoring nail biter to the Farmersburg …

Redbirds fall to Teutopolis in tough game

By Robby Tucker rtucker@prairiepress.net As the month of January begins to wind down, so does IESA junior high basketball. Seventh and eighth grade Mayo Redbird squads closed out the regular …
Local news

Horizon Health honored for quality performance

The Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) recently recognized Horizon Health for its ongoing commitment to exceptional quality of care. The announcement was made during ICAHN’s …

Horizon Health and Sycamore Pain and Wellness celebrate growth

Since becoming a service of Horizon Health a year ago, Sycamore Pain & Wellness has grown by leaps and bounds. The practice continues to add more services and specialist providers, building …

Shick makes dean’s list

MONMOUTH — Elisabeth Shick, of Kansas, earned dean’s list honors at Monmouth College for the fall 2022 semester. She is an exercise science major. Dean’s List eligibility requires …

Horizon Health Foundation purchases heart monitor

The Edgar County community has a big heart for supporting local healthcare. The Horizon Health Foundation recently purchased a portable heart monitor for the hospital’s cardiopulmonary rehab …

Justin Moore headlines Edgar County Fair

Following a sold-out show in 2022, the main stage lineup for the 2023 Edgar County Fair Concert was announced Tuesday, Jan. 24, by the Edgar County Fair Board. Ticket sales started 8 a.m. Friday, …

Panthers, Cards, Colts grab Jr. League wins

The weeks are flying by and so is the season for the players in the Paris Junior League. Sunday afternoon, Jan. 22, featured several close games but in the end, the Panthers, Cards and Colts …
Obituaries
Amy Sappington MARSHALL – Amy L. Sappington, 68, Marshall, passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023. A service is 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Pearce Funeral Home, and visitation is from 4 until the time of the …
Dwight Robinson Dwight Russell Robinson, 81, of Paris, passed away at 4:41 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, at Carle Hospital, Urbana. He was a life-long farmer. A service celebrating his life is 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. …
Raymond Quinn Raymond A. Quinn, 81, of Chrisman, formerly of Marshall, trotted off to his last trail ride at 1:55 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, in Paris Healthcare Center, Paris. Mr. Quinn was retired from …
Evelyn Anderson MARSHALL – Evelyn Lee Anderson, 96, Marshall, passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2023. A memorial service is 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at Pearce Funeral Home, and visitation is from noon until the …
Jackie Horton Jr. MARSHALL – Jackie Lee Horton Jr., 66, of Marshall, passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023. A visitation is from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Pearce Funeral Home. More information at …
Editorials

Just shovel the walks

A week ago, Paris and Edgar County were digging out from the largest snowfall in the last couple of years. The City of Paris, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Edgar County Highway …

A different world now

Where were you when the world stopped? It’s a grim question, one with answers unique to every individual who has endured a year of living in the pandemic. For some, it was the early …
History

Punishing crime was a spectacle

Hanging has been the primary form of capital punishment in numerous countries and regions since Medieval times. The first known account of someone being hanged was in Homer’s, …

Church origins

Plans to create a Presbyterian Church in the village of Kansas started in November 1858, the same year the village was incorporated. C.A. Hite, a local historian of the Kansas area in the 1920s, …