Members of the community Advent Choir, directed by Deb Sims, rehearse with the Paris Brass Quintet Monday in preparation for the 39th annual Advent Concert. The 43-voice choir will perform as well as combined bell choirs from the First United Methodist Church and First Christian Church and special numbers by flutist Susan Hiddle and the quintet. (Nancy Zeman/The Prairie Press)
Nearly 45 voices will join together and sing praise to celebrate the nativity of Jesus at the 39th annual community Advent service 3 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church.“This is a wonderful way to celebrate the season and focus on... more
ARCOLA — Chrisman girls basketball rebounded from a shaky start, dominating in the paint to defeat Arcola, 58-45, in a non-conference matchup Monday.It was the first game for the Lady Cardinals (6-2 overall) since going 3-2 in last week’... more
Photo flashes pop in the night as the community Christmas tree is illuminated Saturday for Christmas in Paris. The tree will remain illuminated through the rest of the Christmas season. (Gary Henry/The Prairie Press)
There was magic in Paris Saturday as community and area residents skated on Court Street during the fourth annual Christmas in Paris celebration.The iceless ice skating rink was definitely the hit of the weekend, and the Christmas in Paris committee... more
Tyler Bouslog, center, and Ashley Munroe are pictured with Santa Claus at the Bouslog Tree Farm about 2002. (Special to The Prairie Press)
Starting back in the 1950s and into 2013, Christmas tree farms were found in Edgar County.The first farm of any scale was the Maurice Farnham farm southeast of Paris. Farnham was the owner of an implement store in Paris and was also a livestock and... more
Tiger senior Cam Anderson breaks up a pass in basketball action Friday evening against the Newton Eagles. Paris won the LIC game 45-43. (Adonna Bennett/The Prairie Press)
The Paris Tigers opened up conference play in the LIC with a tightly contested 45-43 victory over the visiting Newton Eagles Friday night. Paris Head Coach Shawn Nugent knew both teams had some similarities before the game tipped off.“... more
Outgoing Edgar County Circuit Clerk Sandy Willett, right, hugs her replacement Angie Barrett, back to camera, following the swearing in ceremony Thursday morning. Willett did not run for re-election and is retiring. (Gary Henry/The Prairie Press)
Edgar County’s new circuit clerk and coroner are now officially in office.Judge Steven L. Garst conducted the brief swearing in ceremony Thursday morning in the upstairs courtroom.“In preparing for this, I noticed something,” said... more
Members of the community Advent Choir, directed by Deb Sims, rehearse with the Paris Brass Quintet Monday in preparation for the 39th annual Advent Concert. The 43-voice choir will perform as well as combined bell choirs from the First United Methodist Church and First Christian Church and special numbers by flutist Susan Hiddle and the quintet. (Nancy Zeman/The Prairie Press)
Photo flashes pop in the night as the community Christmas tree is illuminated Saturday for Christmas in Paris. The tree will remain illuminated through the rest of the Christmas season. (Gary Henry/The Prairie Press)
Tyler Bouslog, center, and Ashley Munroe are pictured with Santa Claus at the Bouslog Tree Farm about 2002. (Special to The Prairie Press)
Tiger senior Cam Anderson breaks up a pass in basketball action Friday evening against the Newton Eagles. Paris won the LIC game 45-43. (Adonna Bennett/The Prairie Press)
Outgoing Edgar County Circuit Clerk Sandy Willett, right, hugs her replacement Angie Barrett, back to camera, following the swearing in ceremony Thursday morning. Willett did not run for re-election and is retiring. (Gary Henry/The Prairie Press)

Imo Calvert

MARTINSVILLE – Imo A. Calvert, 104, of Martinsville died Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at her home and surrounded by her family.

Evelyn Wilhoit

MARTINSVILLE – Evelyn Lou Wilhoit, 86, of Martinsville, passed away at 2:16 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind. She was a homemaker. 

Paul Vrablic

CHRISMAN – Paul Martin Vrablic, 68, of Hume, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at Paris Community Hospital. He was retired from Danville Metal Stamping after 40 years of employment.

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The Paris Lady Tigers coasted to an easy victory over the Georgetown-Ridge Farm Lady Buffaloes 69-15 Monday night at Georgetown High School.

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MARTINSVILLE – Imo A. Calvert, 104, of Martinsville died Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at her home and surrounded by her family.

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