Police news
    • Siren Report

      Paris Police Report Sept. 26, 9:31 a.m., Carissa A. Bays, 44, Marshall, was stopped at Jasper and High and charged with expired registration …

    • Siren Report

      Paris Police Department Sept. 23, 7:16 a.m., a two vehicle non injury accident occurred in Stratton Drive involving a 2008 Chevy Silverado …

    • Siren Report

      Paris Police Department Sept. 22, at 2:48 a.m., Brent A. Thomas, 49, 813 Andrew St., was stopped at Main and Madison and charged with no …

Weather

Titan softball season comes to an end

It has been a junior high softball season for the ages for the Tri-County Titans. Head Coach Leanna Christenberry and her veteran team already made history this season notching nine wins — …

Crestwood is 2-0

The Crestwood Lady Eagles basketball team got their season underway with both the seventh grade and eighth grade teams winning their first two games. Crestwood 59, Marshall 10 The eighth-grade …

Hall of Fame nominations open

Nominations for the first class of the Paris High School Athletic Hall of Fame (HOF) are now open, according to an announcement by the co-chairman of the 11-person committee, Harry Hughes. Hughes …

Netters pick up LIC win

The Paris Lady Tiger tennis team picked up another Little Illini Conference win Thursday, downing Mt. Carmel 6-3. With the win, the team improves to 8-4 (3-1 LIC). Up next, Paris hosts a tough …

Lady Eagles in Final Four

NORMAL — The Crestwood Lady Eagles advanced to the IESA Class 1A Final Four Friday with an exciting 3-2 win over IV (Peru) Catholic in state tourney play. The win moves the Lady Eagles into …

Oblong, Titans fall to Lady Tigers

The Paris Lady Tiger volleyball team took two wins this past week in non-conference play. Paris takes a 12-6 record into Monday’s matchup with Riverton Parke, then will have an undefeated …
Local news

CARE group meets, looks at future

The organization dedicated to fighting addiction in Edgar County is exploring options for gaining more success. Community Addiction Response and Education (CARE) met Sept. 11and discussed NARCAN …

Frey makes gift for purchase of vital signs monitor

In honor of her close friend and colleague, the late Cindy Belt, Marilyn Frey recently made a generous gift to the Horizon Health Foundation of East Central Illinois. Frey’s donation of …

Kansas BOE considers new communication tool for staff

KANSAS — New communication devices may soon be in the hands of staff at Kansas Community Unit School District #3. District superintendent Cindy Spencer and board member Gabe Boedecker …

Ray arrested after single-vehicle crash

A late-night single-vehicle crash had first responders searching for a missing person in the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 18. Detective Jacob Jenkins of the Edgar County Sheriff’s …

Dobelstein doing double-duty as assistant state’s attorney

Phil Doblestein is the new Assistant Edgar County State’s Attorney, but he is the first to admit it may be a short-term position. The Edgar County Board funded the position as a full-time …

Northern Edgar County residents want water access

CHRISMAN — Former Chrisman City Commissioner Rodney Wolfe attended the Monday, Sept. 19, city council meeting. Wolfe explained residents of Edgar have approached him about connecting to the …
Obituaries
Pat Tranberg CASEY – Pat Tranberg, Casey, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. There will be no public service.  Markwell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for his ashes to be …
Mary McClarey Mary Ann McClarey, 85, Paris, passed away at 10:41 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, at Paris Healthcare Center. A funeral service is 1 p.m. Thursday Sept. 29 at Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home …
Phyllis Pancake MARSHALL – Phyllis Y. Pancake, 81, Marshall, passed away 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at her home. A memorial service and Eastern Star Services is 2 p.m Saturday, Oct. 1st at Pearce …
Charles Snyder WEST TERRE HAUTE – Charles Nicholas “Nick” Snyder, 59, Terre Haute, Ind. and formerly of Paris passed away Sept. 21, at Cobblestone Crossing Health Campus in Terre Haute. A …
Rosa Lee Smith MARSHALL — Rosa Lee M. Smith, 90, of Marshall, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, in Marshall Rehab and Nursing. A service honoring her life is 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Pearce …
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

John Edgar honored

The Illinois legislature created a new county in 1823 and named it Edgar County. The choice honored in part John Edgar, an American patriot, and in part the role his wife played during the …