Oct. 23, 2020

Siren Report

Paris Police Department Oct. 21, at 8:42 a.m., Frankie L. Doughty, 27, Clinton, Ind., was arrested at Wal-Mart and First Farmers Bank and Trust and charged with driving under the influence. …
Oct. 22, 2020

Siren Report

Paris Police Department Oct. 20, at 11:07 a.m., Lindsey E. Board, 34, 703 Douglas, was stopped at Alexander and Jasper and charged with driving while license suspended and operating an uninsured …
Oct. 20, 2020

Siren Report

Paris Police Department Oct. 19, at 12:57 p.m., April L. Dulaney, 42, 219 Jefferson, #NE3, was arrested at 418 West Newton and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal trespass …
Oct. 19, 2020

Siren Report

Paris Police Department Oct. 16, at 6:50 a.m., a two-vehicle, non-injury accident occurred at 671 W. Madison Street. The first vehicle involved was a 2016 Ford sedan driven by Connor R. Polk, 23, …
Oct. 16, 2020

Siren Report

Paris Police Department Oct. 15, at 4:35 a.m., Kayleb C. Ooley, 25, Colorado, was stopped at Jefferson and Liberty and charged with no valid drivers license. Ooley was released on a notice to …
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Sports

LIC girls tennis here today

The Paris Lady Tigers girls tennis team is hosting the Little Illini Conference tournament beginning today at both the PHS courts at Paris High School as well as the newly-refurbished Allen Field …

Titans end pandemic seasons

MOWEAQUA — It was advance or go-home time for boys high school golfers in the state of Illinois as the 2020 condensed post-season began on Monday as the Tri-County Titans made the trek west to …

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 …
Local news

Student council speaks at PHS meeting

Superintendent Jeremy Larson invited the student council and fine arts staff to speak at the Paris High School (PHS) Board of Directors meeting Wednesday, Oct. 14, to address morale and music …

Crossing closing Oct. 19

Illinois 49 between U.S. 36 and Douglas County Road 1000 North will close Oct. 19, according to information released by the the Illinois Department of Transportation, District Five office in …

USDA extends student meal waiver

The USDA has extended the waiver for all students to receive free meals, the Crestwood Unit Four school board learned during its monthly meeting Wednesday, Oct. 14. Crestwood Superintendent of …

Chrisman school district gets clean audit

CHRISMAN — Auditors from Daughhetee and Parks gave high marks to the Chrisman Community Unit School District #6 financial records during the board of education meeting Tuesday, Oct. …

Griffin discusses election matters

Elections are never far from the mind of Edgar County Clerk and Recorder August Griffin. The Nov. 3 election is still a couple weeks away and the clerk’s office is already working on the …

County has record number of new COVID-19 cases

It has been a bad week for COVID-19 news in Edgar County. One new death was reported, bringing the total to nine Edgar County residents who have succumbed during the pandemic. The period …

Edgar County Circuit Court hears cases

The following people were in Edgar County Circuit Court for the Oct. 5 and Oct. 8 criminal and traffic call.   In custody -Joseph W. Christopher, 29, Paris, appeared in custody and was …

The time is right for David Wright

A long-time familiar face in the Edgar County Supervisor of Assessments Office will no longer be greeting the public and helping citizens work through the meaning of assessments. David Wright is …

Fires sweep through area

It looked like the world was on fire in parts of Edgar County Wednesday, Oct. 14, when multiple and simultaneous field fires were burning over large tracts of the county. Smoke from the combined …

New law enforcement task force created

The long arm of the law is getting ready to flex. An intergovernmental agreement between the Edgar County Board and the Paris City Council was approved earlier in the week creating the Drug Task …
Milestones
Pines celebrate their 50th anniversary Dennis  and Mary Lou Pine, 20906 North Bluegrass Road, Martinsville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 1. The couple are longtime members of the Bell Ridge Christian Church and …