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Oct. 18, 2019

Siren Report

Paris Police Department Oct. 17, at 12:42 p.m., Merya M. Livingston, 36, 1018 Harrison, was stopped in the 100 block of West Washington and charged with operating an uninsured motor vehicle and …
Oct. 17, 2019

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Paris Police Department Oct. 17, at 3:13 p.m., Michael J. Francis, 32, 1206 Ten Broeck St., was stopped at 211 West Washington and charged with operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Francis was …
Oct. 16, 2019

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Paris Police Department Oct. 15, at 7:14 p.m., a two-vehicle, non-injury accident occurred at Jasper and Central. The first vehicle involved was a 2010 Honda utility driven by Thomas G. Baker, 81, …
Oct. 14, 2019

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Paris Police Department Oct. 11, at 6:10 a.m., Natalie L. Foltz, 53, 715 N. Central, was arrested at her residence and charged with aggravated battery. Foltz was transported to the Edgar County …
Oct. 11, 2019

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Paris Police Department Oct. 9, at 3:36 p.m., an injury accident occurred at Main and Crawford. Involved was a 2015 Nissan driven by Lee A. Barrett, 67, Chrisman, and a pedestrian Jody E. Wright, …
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Obits

Lilly Remlinger

CASEY – Lilly Ann Remlinger, 74, of Casey, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Casey Health Care Center. A funeral service is 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at Markwell Funeral Home, …

Carol Heischmidt

Carol Lynn Hurst Heischmidt, 67, of Paris, and formerly of Illiopolis, passed away at 4:37 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at Horizon Health Hospital. She was a merchandiser for Foster and Grant, a …

Patricia Bellinger

Patricia J. Bellinger, 86, of Paris, and formerly of Casey, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at Life’s Journey, in Paris. She was a nurse and enjoyed a long career in the healthcare field. …

Carol Svendsen

Carol Ann Svendsen, 83, a long-time resident of Paris, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Friday. Oct. 4, 2019, at Marquette Manor, Indianapolis, Ind., following a lengthy illness. She was a registered nurse …

Phillip McConchie

Phillip Ray McConchie, 78, of Paris, passed away at 2:10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at Horizon Health Paris Community Hospital. A service celebrating his life is 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at …

Elinor Strasma

Mary “Elinor” Strasma, 98, of Paris, and formerly of Rossville and Decatur, passed away at 8:25 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at her residence, with her family by her side. She worked as a …

Dean Finney

WESTFIELD – Dean Leroy Finney, 84, of Westfield, passed away at 6:20 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at Arbor Rose, Charleston. A Celebration of Life service is 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the …

Alice Kennedy

Alice Marie Leeman Kennedy, 76, of Evansville, Ind., and formerly of Paris, passed away at 7:07 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville.   A service …

Joan Washburn

MARSHALL – Joan M. Washburn, 86, of Kansas, and formerly of Vermilion, passed away at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2019, at Marshall Rehabilitation and Nursing. A service honoring her life is 2 …
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Trivia night for CARE, Nov. 1

The Community Addiction Response Education (CARE) coalition is hosting a trivia night 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Tingley Reception Center, Paris. Teams of four to eight players are still needed, but …

National 4-H Week arrives

Edgar County 4-H members joined the 6 million youth across the country in celebrating National 4-H Week Oct. 6-12. The 4-H program is operated through University of Illinois Extension and …

Conservation Day at the 4-H Fairgrounds gets wild

The Edgar County 4-H Fairgrounds was recently host to nearly 200 fifth grade students from Paris, Kansas and Shiloh schools for Conservation Day. Sponsored by University of Illinois Extension, …

Horizon Health hosts free Medicare info sessions

Horizon Health is hosting free Medicare educational programs at Chrisman and Paris, and the public is invited to attend any of the four scheduled sessions. Keith Leitzen, president of Managed Care …

Labaume working on plea deal for felonies

A negotiated guilty plea agreement is in the works for a Paris man who is already serving a prison sentence. Chad T. Labaume, 42, Paris, appeared in custody of the Illinois Department of …

State targets Paris for development of cannabis business

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) has declared much of Paris and some of the unincorporated rural areas adjacent to the city as an impacted area for the development …

Looking for Lincoln brings President to life

The local Looking for Lincoln group presented a program Friday evening at Prospect Bank called “Lincoln: The Great Communicator.” The program highlighted Lincoln’s talents at communicating his …

Chrisman says to move the junk cars

CHRISMAN – The presence of abandoned, wrecked, inoperative or partially dismantled vehicles within Chrisman city limits is a public nuisance. City council members unanimously approved changes to …

County signs two agreements that were a long time in making

A couple of matters that have been hanging for a long time with the Edgar County Board reached resolution at the Wednesday, Oct. 9, county board meeting. First up was the road use agreement with …

No support for ambulance

CHRISMAN – The Ross Township board met Thursday, Oct. 10, and shot down the idea of supporting the creation of special service area to provide ambulance service in northern Edgar County. Such a …