Aug. 7, 2020

Siren Report

Paris Fire Department July 31, at 1:04 p.m., the department was dispatched to provide medical assistance. July 31, at 1:45 p.m., the department was dispatched to provide medical …
Aug. 6, 2020

Siren Report

Paris Police Department Aug. 5, at 3:07 a.m., Andrew W. Sturgeon, 34, no address provided, was stopped at Main and Jasper and charged with driving the wrong way on a one-way road and driving while …
Aug. 4, 2020

Siren Report

Paris Police Department Aug. 3, at 2L07 p.m., Jada J. Abernathy, 31, 1600 Michigan, was arrested in the 500 block of Marshall on a Douglas County warrant. Abernathy was transported to the Edgar …
Aug.3, 2020

Siren Report

Paris Police Department   July 31. At 9:56 p.m., Jacob R. Archer, 42, 705 Alexander St., was arrested on an Edgar County Failure to Appear warrant. Archer was transported to the Edgar …
July 31, 2020

Siren Report

Paris Police Department July 30, at 12:11 p.m., a three-vehicle, non-injury accident occurred at state Route 133 and state Route 16. The first vehicle involved was a 2000 Dodge utility driven by …
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Sports

IESA reinstates jr. high sports

The Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) reversed itself Friday and reinstated boys and girls sports for elementary and junior high school students — albeit on a different schedule, …

IHSA modifies sports seasons, coaches adapt

Athletes, coaches, administrators and parents held their collective breaths for the last two months, waiting on the Illinois High School Association to decide the fate of the upcoming 2020-2021 …

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

Horizon Health podiatry expands

Beginning Monday, Aug. 3, Brittany Wojnicki, surgical podiatrist, will begin seeing patients at Horizon Health’s Paris Clinic. She is joining the practice of Philip Holloway. “The …

Criminal cases in Edgar County Circuit Court

The following cases appeared for the July 20 and July 23 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court:   In custody -William R. Blair, 33, Kansas, appeared in custody of the …

Kittens rescued at courthouse

The Edgar County Humane Association is no stranger to rescuing abandoned kittens. “In the last month we’ve gotten 15 different kittens, it’s just that time of year,” said …

Paris parks are quiet lately

The COVID-19 response has changed some use of parks in Paris. Chris Redman, city superintendent of streets, alleys and parks, told park board members Tuesday, July 28, he is still getting calls …

Local COVID-19 cases increase slightly

Not much has changed in Edgar County during the previous week regarding COVID-19 cases. According to the Edgar County Public Health Department website, lab-confirmed positive cases remained at 26 …

Uncontained gardening

Gardeners Steven and Kimberly Trine moved into their Paris home a year ago and have had a good time getting their garden together with the smaller space. “Basically, it’s our COVID-19 …

Telephone game levels up

Big changes are coming to the Edgar County Emergency Telephone System Call Center as the county’s 911 system moves to Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG911), according to Nanette Crippes, the …

Rebuild Illinois money promised to local governments

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation this week announced the second of six $250 million grants to counties, municipalities and townships to address local …

Hanover honors Dimond Bros.

Dimond Bros. Insurance of Paris was recently selected for The Hanover Insurance Group’s President’s Club, an elite group of independent insurance agencies from across the …

Paris City Council appoints new clerk

A major administrative change took place this week for the City of Paris. The city council approved the appointment of Brooke Newhart as new Paris City Clerk and assistant to City Administrator …