Nov. 30, 2020

Siren Report

Paris Police Department Nov. 25, at 1:56 p.m., Tyler J. Burmood, 30, Clinton, Ind., was arrested at Furry’s Quick Stop on an Illinois warrant and locally charged with no valid registration …
Nov. 25, 2020

Siren Report

Paris Police Department Nov. 24, at 1:55 a.m., Erica D. Thompson, 23, 711 W. Carroll, was stopped at Jasper and Austin and charged with operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Thompson was released …
Nov. 24, 2020

Siren Report

Paris Police Department Nov. 23, no time provided, Samuel D. Adkins, 23, 724 W. Madison, was stopped at Madison and Grandview and charged with driving while license suspended. Adkins was released …
Nov. 23, 2020

Siren Report

Paris Police Department Nov. 20, at 2:18 p.m., a two-vehicle, non-injury accident occurred at Main and Wood. The first vehicle involved was a 2010 Dodge driven by Erica L. Buntain, 21, Kansas, and …
Nov. 20, 2020

Siren Report

Paris Police Department Nov. 19, at 10:56 a.m., Michael J. Francis, 33, 820 W. Madison, was stopped in the 100 block of North main and charged with driving while license suspended. Francis was …
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Sports

IHSA statement on high school sports

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for a special meeting on July 29, and the board announced its intended plans for the 2020-21 school year. The plan has been sent to …

New youth sports guidelines drastically limit allowable competition

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois officials released new guidelines for youth and recreational sports Wednesday drastically limiting allowable activities based on the risk of spreading the novel …

Baseball in limbo for now

For the first time in the last six seasons, the Paris Tigers’ baseball team failed to reach the 20-win plateau. They did record 19 victories in a season that saw them lose nine starters …
Final Four here they come!

Tri-County earns trip to state tourney

FARINA —The Tri-County Titans combined a tough defense and clutch free throw shooting in the final minutes of the game to down Okawville 57-50 in the Farina South Central Super-sectional …

Road to Peoria Starts in Bethany for Titans

Last Thursday and Friday, the IHSA officially announced the seeds and match-ups for this year's IHSA Class 1A Boys' Basketball Tournament as March Madness begins next week.  The Tri-County …

TCT splits games

HUME — The Tri-County boys’ basketball team used a strong finish late, including a go-ahead three-point shot from CJ Eackle, to beat visiting Cerro Gordo/Bement 66-63 on Tuesday night. …

Junior League winding down

The 2019-2020 Junior League basketball season is winding down with the annual City League Tournament not far off.   Panthers 35, Hawks 13 The Hawks struggled early scoring as the …

Tigers take 4th in a row

FLORA — The Paris Tigers seem to be putting it all together right now as Coach Chase Brinkley’s team took its fourth win in a row with a 51-37 win over Little Illinis Conference foe Flora …

TCT takes championship

NEOGA — The Tri-County Titans made easy work of the Neoga Lady Indians in the IHSA Class 1A regional Thursday, Feb. 13, downing the hosts 65-42. With Thursday’s win, the Titans (26-5) …
Local news

Third week of record high COVID-19 cases in Edgar County

It has not been a good week in Edgar County for COVID-19 as new cases continue increasing at a rapid rate. Between Nov. 12 and Nov. 20, the Edgar County Public Health Department’s website …

Local Salvation Army bell ringers needed

The 2020 Bell-Ringing Campaign of the Salvation Army kickoffs Thanksgiving weekend in Paris. Area resident should be ready to see the familiar red kettles and hear the ringing of the bells. This …

Flu shots are still available

The Edgar County Health Department has some vaccine left for the 2020-2021 flu season. Assistant administrator Monica Dunn said most of the dwindling supply consists of regular doses, and as of …

Cases called in the Edgar County Circuit Court

The following people were among those on the Nov. 2, 6, 9 and 12 traffic and felony court calls in Edgar County Circuit Court.   In custody -Matts Alexander, no age provided, Terre …

Hampton Inn is open

The new 72-room Hampton Inn Hotel on Paris’ southside had a soft opening Friday, Nov. 20. General manager Heather Valinevicius said Horve Hospitality, the company building and managing the …

City of Chrisman trying to balance health insurance

CHRISMAN — The issue of providing spouse/family health insurance for Chrisman city employees is proving a difficult challenge. Commissioner Cory Chaney has been looking at plans, talking to …

Kansas school sets earlier dismissal time for pandemic

KANSAS — Responding to a parent request that teachers have more online availability for students doing at home learning during the pandemic, Kansas school board members and the administration …

Aramark, Shiloh renegotiate

The Shiloh school board covered several topics during a brief meeting Tuesday, Nov. 16. Aramark employee Molly Smith led the proceedings with a presentation about  business disruption from …

IHSA temporarily pauses sports, activities under mitigations

All IHSA sports and activities — including basketball practices and weight room workouts —  were temporarily paused Thursday, Nov. 19, based on the newest state mitigations, …

Early November charges and pleas announced in court

The following cases were among those on the dockets for the Nov. 2 and Nov. 5 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court:   In custody -Matts Alexander, 23, Terre Haute, …
Milestones
Steps celebrate 50th wedding anniversary George R. “Bo” and Barbara J. “Barb” Step are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 29. They exchanged wedding vows Nov. 29, 1970, at the First United Methodist …