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Nov. 18, 2019

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Paris Police Department Nov. 15, at 7:35 a.m., a one-vehicle, non-injury accident occurred at Cherry Point Road and Payne Drive. The vehicle involved was a 2009 Ford Taurus driven by Katherine I. …
Nov. 15, 2019

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Paris Police Department Nov. 14, at 11:32 a.m., Karlie R. Timmerman, 26, 326 E. Madison, was arrested at her residence and charged with domestic battery and resisting a peace officer. Timmerman …
Nov. 13, 2019

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Paris Police Department Nov. 12, at 2:22 a.m., Kenneth L. Truelove, 45, Ridge Farm, was stopped at Jasper and High and charged with operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Truelove was released on a …
Nov. 12, 2019

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Paris Police Department Nov. 11, at 1:35 a.m., Dustin L. Woltman, 28, 607 Stevens St., was arrested at Jasper and Alexander and charged with driving under the influence of drugs, operating …
Nov. 11, 2019

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Paris Police Department Nov. 9, at 1:19 a.m., a single-vehicle, non-injury accident occurred at 15714 U.S. Hwy. 150. The vehicle involved was a 2002 Ford F-250 driven by Joseph W. Harris, 30, …
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Obits

Paul Hawker

HAZEL DELL – Paul Richard Hawker, 61, of Hazel Dell, passed away at 4:38 a.m. Saturday, Nov.16, 2019, at SSM Health DePaul Hospital, Bridgeton, Mo.  A funeral service is 10:30 a.m. …

Phil Church

Philip Hill Church, 76, of Tuscola, and formerly of Paris, passed away at 11:20 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at the Arthur Home in Arthur.  Mr. Church was the former owner of Church …

Betty Milbourn

Betty Louise Milbourn, 78, of Paris, passed away at 5:35 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at Paris Health Care Center. She was a homemaker. A funeral service is 1p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Stewart and …

Darla Gibson

Darla Gibson, 50 of Paris, passed away at 11:05 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at her residence.     A funeral service is 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Stewart and Carroll Funeral …

Betty Milbourn

Betty L. Milbourn, 78, of Paris, passed away at 5:35 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at Paris Health Care Center.  A funeral service is 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Stewart and Carroll Funeral …

Mary Striker

Mary Louise Henson Striker, 96, of Paris, and formerly of Arcola, passed away at 7 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at Twin Lakes Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. She was a clerk at the U.S. …

Charlotte Lawrence

Charlotte Mary Lawrence, 84, of West Terre Haute, Ind., and formerly of Paris, passed away at 2:09 p.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at her residence.No public services are planned. Templeton …

Rich Gilkerson Jr.

CHRISMAN – Earnest Richard “Rich” Gilkerson Jr., 71, of Metcalf, passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind. Per his request, no funeral services will be held. A private family burial is at a later date. Krabel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. More information and online condolences at www.krabelfuneralhome.com.

Bud Ridley

Charles B. "Bud" Ridley, 80, passed away Nov. 7, 2019. A graveside service is 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, in Edgar Cemetery will be accompanied by military rites conducted by American Legion Post …
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NPs key to better rural care

National Nurse Practitioners (NP) Week concludes today and never have NPs been more important to providing rural health care. Rural family nurse practitioners provide vital services to underserved …

Accused robber can live with out-of-state mother

A young Paris man facing prosecution for one of the most serious felony charges is now allowed to live outside of the state after his bond conditions were modified. Ronald Parker, 18, Paris, …

Shop with a Cop is ready to help

Shop with a Cop helped approximately 325 Edgar County children get coats and other winter clothing in 2018. “We anticipated about 400 but not everybody showed up,” said Melissa Garner, …

Salvation Army needs bell ringers

The iconic red kettle of the Salvation Army is a well-recognized symbol of the holidays. It is a reminder that not all of us can expect a joyous and happy holiday or prosperous new year. The Red …

Veterans Day celebrated across Edgar County

Brocton honors Veterans Members of the Brocton Legion Auxiliary honored area veterans Saturday, Nov. 9. Instead of the traditional annual dinner, it was decided to do a breakfast at 8:30 a.m. This …

Oscar Night at the Eveland

The annual Paris Community Hospital Foundation dinner was a star-studded affair this year. Eveland Gym was swathed in red-carpet decorations for Oscar Night at the Eveland. The Foundation had two …

Past week sets weird weather records in area

Fall 2019 will be remembered as a season of extremes after setting record high temperatures at the start of October and now record low temperatures in the middle of November. Daytime high …

PHS graduation rates up

Paris Union School District 95 and Crestwood Unit 4 students once again excelled in the Illinois School Board Association’s school report cards but perhaps the most impressive statistics unveiled …

Paris 95 approves small pay hike

The Paris 95 school board approved a salary increase for the district’s non-certified staff during its November meeting Tuesday, Nov. 12. Paris 95 Superintendent of Schools Jeremy Larson said he …

Brocton board concerned by bar patron behavior

BROCTON – Reports of fighting at and intoxicated people driving away from Wild Willy’s has Brocton Village Board members concerned. “This is a major issue,” said village president Dennis …