Jan. 21. 2020

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Paris Police Department Jan. 20, at 2:16 p.m., Gregory E. Jewell, 37, 721 Liberty, was arrested in the 700 block of Maple on an Edgar County warrant. Jewell was transported to the Edgar County …
Jan. 20, 2020

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Paris Police Department Jan. 18, at 4:03 p.m., a two-vehicle, no-injury accident occurred at Monroe and Shaw. The first vehicle involved was a 2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue driven by Quentin I. Ellis, …
Jan. 17, 2020

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Paris Police Department Jan. 16, at 9:48 a.m., Samuel H. Mays, 44, 17487 E 1200th Rd., was arrested at 704 East Court and charged with domestic battery. Mays was transported to the Edgar County …
Jan. 16, 2020

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Paris Police Department Jan. 15, at 7:20 p.m., Johnathon M. Root, 48, 917 S. Central, was issued city ordinance violation 115.11-accumulation of junk. Root was given a city court date. Jan. 15, …
Jan. 15, 2020

Siren Report

Paris Police Department Jan. 13, at 5:09 p.m., a non-injury accident occurred at 1701 Marshall. The first vehicle involved was a 2007 Mercedes driven by Gage R. Means, 22, 434 E. Wood Street and …
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Obits

Peggy Newell

Peggy Lee Newell, 72, of Paris, and formerly of Morris, passed away at 2:55 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at her residence. A memorial service celebrating her life is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, …

Martha Waller

Martha Ann Waller, 74, of Placentia, Calif., and formerly of Paris, passed away Jan. 8, 2020, at St. Jude Medical Center, Fullerton, Calif.     A Mass of Christian Burial will be …

Karen Moore

Karen Sue Moore, 63, of Paris, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at Burnsides Marshall Rehab, Marshall. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Templeton Funeral Home …

Neva Martin

Neva Ann Henderson Martin, 45, of Paris, passed away at 11:12 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in the emergency room of Horizon Health Paris Community Hospital. The family is hosting a celebration of …

Donald Brinkerhoff

Donald Edward Brinkerhoff, 94, of Paris, passed away at 1:05 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at Paris Health Care Center. He was a farmer. A funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Stewart …

Leanna Lovell

MARSHALL – Leanna M. Lovell, 35, of Marshall, passed away Friday, Nov. 17, 2020, at her home following an extended illness. A service honoring her life is 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, at …

Wilbur Elledge Sr.

Wilbur Ray Elledge Sr., 83, of Paris, passed away at 6:05 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at his residence. He retired in 2009 after 21 years in the maintenance department of Paris School District …

Robert Washburn

MARSHALL – Robert Washburn, 57, of Marshall, passed away 5:53 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind. A service honoring his life is 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at …

Vernice Tingley

MARSHALL – Vernice Tingley, 93, of Marshall, passed away 2:55 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at Marshall Rehabilitation and Nursing. A service honoring her life is 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, …
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Visitor restrictions at Horizon Health

In response to increasing influenza activity in Illinois and across the country, Horizon Health has enacted temporary visitor restrictions for inpatient areas. As recommended by the Illinois …

Cases appearing in Edgar County Circuit Court

Individuals appearing before the bench for the Jan. 6 and Jan. 9 traffic and criminal court calls in Edgar County Circuit Court included:   In Custody -Logan J. Biddle, 18, Paris, …

Students awarded at breakfast

Students from Kansas, Chrisman, Paris 95, Crestwood and Paris High School were honored at the annual Edgar County Principal’s Breakfast Friday, Jan. 10, at Tuscany Restaurant in …

Costs rack up for housing inmates outside of the county

Efforts to get the Edgar County Jail reopened are ongoing, if not always smoothly. The one certainty is it is costing the county and that was a topic of conversation during the Monday, Jan. 13, …

Major expansion announced for GSI

A major Paris industry will experience a significant expansion this year. AGCO GSI, located on state Route 133 in the city’s west industrial park, will add 150,000 square feet of new …

Diplomas in reach for adults

Adults who do not have a high school diploma have the opportunity to earn one, thanks to a new program now underway by Paris Union School District 95. The adult education program, unveiled to the …

Candidate visits Kansas school board

KANSAS - Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives for the 109th district Darren Bailey, who is running for the senate, addressed the Kansas School Board members at their regular …

Paris High School Board meets

The second semester of the 2019-2020 school year is just underway at Paris High School but the school’s board of directors have already approved bids for the 2020-2021 school year. The …

Chrisman school district to seek another special ed teacher

CHRISMAN – Chrisman Community Unit School District #6 is looking to add a special education teacher. The board of education authorized the search during the board meeting Monday, Jan. 13. …

Kansas pre-school roundup is Feb. 20

  KANSAS – A free developmental screening and kindergarten registration for students in the Kansas school district is Feb. 20. The annual event sponsored by the school district and …