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Sharon Spencer

Sharon Lee Spencer, 76, of Paris, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at Pleasant Meadow Senior Living, Chrisman. She was a self-employed caregiver for many years and had previously …

Siren Report

Paris Police Department Nov. 19, at 4:20 a.m., a male juvenile of Marshall was arrested Oak and Sutherland and charged with illegal transportation of alcohol by driver, expired registration, no …

Travis Johnson Sr.

Travis Johnson Sr., 72, of Paris, passed away at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. A service is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Stewart and Carroll Funeral …

Peggy Poore

Peggy Jean Poore, 81, of Paris, passed away at 11:35 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at Twin Lakes Rehab and Healthcare in Paris. She was retired after working several years as a cashier at …

Ralph Goldsberry

MARSHALL – Ralph E. Goldsberry, 81, of Marshall, passed away at his home Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Services honoring his life are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pearce Funeral Home. Burial in the …

Tamie Daugherty

Tamie Renee Daugherty, 59, of Paris, passed away at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at her residence. She was employed by North American Lighting. Arrangements are pending at Stewart and Carroll …

Cataldo Rutigliano

MARSHALL – Cataldo Joseph “Joe” Rutigliano, 90, of Marshall, passed away at 8:59 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in the Gibson Family Hospice Center, Terre Haute, Ind. He was retired …

Harold Barr

Harold William Barr, 82, of Paris, passed away at 9:08 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at his residence. He was the owner and operator of One-Stop Mower Shop and a small engine mechanic. A graveside …

Donald Gose

MATTOON – Donald Austin Gose, 75, of Mattoon, passed away at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at his residence. He worked for CIPS (later Ameren Illinois) for 38 years.  A funeral …
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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.

Local news

Horizon Health Gala

The smooth sounds of the Fabulous 40’s Band filled Eveland Gym Saturday, Nov. 10, when Horizon Health hosted its annual fundraising dinner. The fundraising dinner provided not only an evening of …

Junior high girls wrap up seasons

Junior high school girls basketball is coming to a close and several teams are wrapping up on high notes. Crestwood finished the season this past week with both the seventh and eighth grade teams …

Powell gets 90 days with plea deals

A Paris man has plenty of time to contemplate the consequences of breaking the law. Michael E. Powell, 26, Paris, entered a negotiated guilty plea Nov. 8 in Edgar County Circuit Court to a Class 4 …

Shooting rumors create tension

Rumors of a planned attack by two students at Paris High School are greatly exaggerated, Paris Police Chief Mike Henness said Thursday afternoon. The investigation is continuing and the two …

Oldest community Christmas tradition ready for another year

One of the oldest continuing charities in Edgar County is determined to serve as long as there is a community need. For one century, the Paris Community Nurse and Welfare Association’s …

Crestwood’s audit comes up clean

Crestwood Unit School District 4 received a clean audit — and improved the district’s Illinois State Board of Education financial grade, the school board members learned during the November …

Brocton water tower has crack, small leak

BROCTON – The Village of Brocton had a quick meeting of less than 15 minutes Wednesday, Nov. 14. After completing routine matters, trustee Marshel Murphy reported a small crack has developed in …

Paris City Council speedily meets agenda

The Paris City Council zipped through a short agenda Monday, Nov. 13, including approving a resolution in support of a grant to upgrade a railroad crossing and a $10,000 grant for a downtown …

A Christmas destination

There is an old saying that when one door closes another opens, but often that requires someone seeing the opportunity. Joe and Stephanie Schmitt saw such an opportunity when their favored …

Massive gift for school

CHRISMAN – It wasn’t exactly like winning the lottery but Chrisman Elementary School came into an unexpected windfall Nov. 8. Dollar General Corporation gave the school $10,000 for library and …