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Charlotte Gough

KANSAS – Charlotte Arlene Gough, 69, of Charleston, and formerly of Kansas, passed away suddenly Friday, March 15, 2019, at her residence. A memorial service is 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, …

Barbara Truitt

CASEY – Barbara Ann “Pat” Truitt, 88, of Casey, and formerly of Champaign and Paxton, passed away at 5:50 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at Heartland Nursing Center. At her …

Cassie Hall

CASEY ­– Sarrah Cassie Hall, 84, of Martinsville, passed away at 3:52 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2019, at Casey Health Care Center.   A funeral service is 2 p.m. Thursday, March …

Rita Cooper

Rita Cooper Rita Ruth Cooper, 88, of Paris, passed away at 11:30 a.m. EDT Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care, Terre Haute, Ind. Services celebrating her …

Carolyn Johnston

Carolyn Bea Johnston, 69, of Paris, passed away at 2:16 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2019, at her residence. She was retired after 17 years with Pretium Packaging. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. …

Wayne Keys

Wayne Keys, 94, of Paris, passed away at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Paris Healthcare Center. At his request, no public services are planned. Templeton Funeral Home of Paris is in charge …

Donald Daugherty

Donald Dean Daugherty, 77, of Paris, passed away at 5:27 p.m. EDT Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind. He was retired after more than 20 years as a truck driver with Gilman …

Donald Goodwin

TUSCOLA – Donald Wayne “Goody” Goodwin, 88, of Paris, and formerly of Tuscola, passed away at 11 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2019, at his residence in Paris. He retired from Panhandle …

Benton Creed

MARSHALL – Benton G. “Benny” Creed, 66, of Marshall, passed away Monday, March 11, 2019, at his home. Military graveside rites conducted by Clark County Post #90 of the American Legion and …
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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.

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Edgar County criminal, traffic court news

The following in custody cases appeared for the March 4 and March 7 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court. In Custody -Dustin C. Craig, 38, Paris, appeared in custody for …

Bystanders save Paris man

Quick thinking by a group of parents waiting to pick up their children from Crestwood School is being credited for saving a 38-year-old Paris man’s life Wednesday, March 13. First responder …

“Dreamcoat” in Chrisman

CHRISMAN – The next musical by Chrisman High School students is perhaps the most ambitious project so far at the school. “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” by the groundbreaking …

New psychologist joins Crestwood school

The Crestwood school board hired a new school psychologist and set eighth grade graduation during a short monthly board meeting Wednesday, March 13, at the school. On the recommendation of …

Paris council approves water pipeline project

Resolutions approved at Monday night’s city council session will move two major construction projects ahead – hopefully yet this year. The council authorized the Paris side of a water supply …

Paris 95, Association of Paris Teachers sign contract

The Association of Paris Teachers (APT) and Paris Union School District 95 board of education signed a three-year contract following the Monday, March 11, meeting of the school board. The …

Jumping through the hoops for $500,000

BROCTON – The village of Brocton is the recipient of a $500,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) but the money hasn’t been released, yet. Lee …

Staley Bridge contract awarded

The on-again, off-again effort to get a bridge constructed over Sugar Creek at Staley Road has another green light. A solitary bid was received in February and rejected as too high over the …

Chrisman is one-to-one

CHRISMAN – Starting with the 2019-2020 school year, Chrisman students between grades six and 12 will do classwork as it is done at the college level – online. The board of education met …

Senate to vote on “Tobacco 21” today

SPRINGFIELD — Legislation raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products is scheduled for a vote in the Illinois Senate today, just two days after it successfully passed out of the …