The 2016 harvest is going smoother for the Cheatham family than it did last year. Sept. 22, 2015, Matt Cheatham, right, left this field with a grain truck full of soybeans and a few minutes later the truck rolled onto its side on the narrow road. He was airlifted from the scene with life threatening injuries but pulled through. Left to right, Frank Cheatham, Jill Cheatham (Matt Cheatham’s wife) and Matt Cheatham. (Gary Henry/The Prairie Press)
Last year at this time Matt Cheatham was suffering from multiple injuries, including numerous skull fractures, after the grain truck he was driving rolled on 1300th Street near the Paris and Edgar township line.Sept. 22, 2015, started as just... more
Paris High School students are planning the annual Fields of Faith meeting Wednesday, Oct. 12, at PHS. Pictured, from left, Bailey Bradley, Sammy Biddle, Nick Mitchell, Jill Switzer, Faith Fox, Johnna Sanchez and Jacob Graham. (Special to The Prairie Press)
The Paris High School’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) creates opportunities for high school students to learn more about God, regardless of their beliefs, and is a safe place to ask questions and be encouraged. FCA is sponsoring... more
Greg and Patti McHenry work inside a display case at the Edgar County Historical Society doing a final adjustment to the artifacts in a Looking for Lincoln exhibit that explores Edgar County’s contribution to Lincoln’s political career. (Gary Henry/The Prairie Press)
After two years of low-key work, the Looking for Lincoln committee is ready for community members to begin their own Looking for Lincoln journey.The effort to make Edgar County a Looking for Lincoln community within the Abraham Lincoln National... more
Funeral sandwiches — also known as ham and cheese sliders — are just one way to make a bite sized snack that is perfect for tailgates, after school or practice munchies or parties. (Special to The Prairie Press)
Looking for ideas on feeding a crowd?  Maybe you have a group of hungry kids descend on the house after school or a practice?  Maybe you’re planning a tailgate party or even a family reunion.These sliders are pretty easy to make and... more
Paris quarterback Salem Isaf throws a pass over Marshall defender Kyle Kendall in Friday’s Little Illini Conference matchup. The Lions downed Paris 55-28. (Danny Briseno/The Prairie Press)
MARSHALL — The Paris Tigers traveled down Route 1 to face their old rival the Marshall Lions on Friday, and were defeated by a score of 55-28.Much the same way that the Tigers took control of their Homecoming last week against Freeburg, the... more
Gene Killion removes a frame from one of the three hives he still maintains on the Slanker Farm north of Paris. Killion’s Honey is marking 100 years of beekeeping this year. (Nancy Zeman/The Prairie Press)
For 100 years, Killion’s Honey has been enjoyed by Edgar County and residents of East Central Illinois — but those days are almost past.Officially retired from the apiary business, 93-year-old Gene Killion is still involved in beekeeping... more
The 2016 harvest is going smoother for the Cheatham family than it did last year. Sept. 22, 2015, Matt Cheatham, right, left this field with a grain truck full of soybeans and a few minutes later the truck rolled onto its side on the narrow road. He was airlifted from the scene with life threatening injuries but pulled through. Left to right, Frank Cheatham, Jill Cheatham (Matt Cheatham’s wife) and Matt Cheatham. (Gary Henry/The Prairie Press)
Paris High School students are planning the annual Fields of Faith meeting Wednesday, Oct. 12, at PHS. Pictured, from left, Bailey Bradley, Sammy Biddle, Nick Mitchell, Jill Switzer, Faith Fox, Johnna Sanchez and Jacob Graham. (Special to The Prairie Press)
Greg and Patti McHenry work inside a display case at the Edgar County Historical Society doing a final adjustment to the artifacts in a Looking for Lincoln exhibit that explores Edgar County’s contribution to Lincoln’s political career. (Gary Henry/The Prairie Press)
Funeral sandwiches — also known as ham and cheese sliders — are just one way to make a bite sized snack that is perfect for tailgates, after school or practice munchies or parties. (Special to The Prairie Press)
Paris quarterback Salem Isaf throws a pass over Marshall defender Kyle Kendall in Friday’s Little Illini Conference matchup. The Lions downed Paris 55-28. (Danny Briseno/The Prairie Press)
Gene Killion removes a frame from one of the three hives he still maintains on the Slanker Farm north of Paris. Killion’s Honey is marking 100 years of beekeeping this year. (Nancy Zeman/The Prairie Press)

Maxine Board

Maxine Anne Board, 88, of Paris, passed away at 4:25 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at Twin Lakes Rehabilitation Center. She retired June 1, 1983, from CBS at Terre Haute, Ind.

Freida Clapp

NEWMAN- Freida Colleen Clapp, 87, of Newman, passed away at 1:40 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital, Mattoon.

Peg Sweeley

LaVERGNE, Tenn. – Peg A. Martin Sweeley, 85, of LaVergne, Tenn., and formerly of Paris and Danville, passed away Sept. 17, 2016.

Joy Scott

Joy Lynn Scott, 57, of Paris, passed away at 5:45 a.m. Saturday, September 24, 2016, at her residence.

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For the second year in a row Paris High School finished 2nd in LIC championship at Oak Glen Golf Course Monday afternoon.  The Tigers had a score of 346, narrowly missing out o

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Maxine Anne Board, 88, of Paris, passed away at 4:25 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at Twin Lakes Rehabilitation Center. She retired June 1, 1983, from CBS at Terre Haute, Ind.

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