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Aug. 23, 2019

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Paris Police Department Aug. 22, at 3:44 p.m., Christopher L. Whalen, 26, 311 W. Arthur, was arrested in the 300 block of South Main and charged with domestic battery. Whalen was transported to …
Aug. 21, 2019

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Paris Police Department Aug. 20, at 7:10 a.m., Joshua D. Means, 26, Metcalf, was arrested in the 600 block of North Central and charged with burglary. Means was transported to the Edgar County …
Aug. 20, 2019

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Paris Police Department Aug. 19, at 7:53 p.m., Allison M. Baldwin, 23, 526 NE Bayard, Apt. 1D, was arrested at 211 West Washington Street and charged with burglary. Baldwin was transported to the …
Aug. 19, 2019

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Paris Police Department Aug. 17, at 3:11 p.m., a two-vehicle, non-injury accident occurred at the Wal-Mart entrance on the Lower Terre Haute Road. The first vehicle involved was a 2014 Hyundai …
Aug. 15, 2019

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Paris Police Department Aug. 14, at 9:32 a.m., Herbert L. Board, 79, 3553 N 2925th St., was issued city ordinance citations for junk/abandoned/unlicensed vehicles and outdoor accumulation of junk. …
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Obits

James Melton Sr.

James Edward Melton Sr., 81, of Kansas, passed away at 10:05 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at Paris Healthcare Center. He was retired after serving 23 years in the United States Army. He later owned …

Charles Eveland

Charles Edward Eveland, 90, of Paris, passed away at 8:35 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at Paris Healthcare Center. He was retired from the J.I. Case Company, and had worked for the City of Paris at …

William Kerns

William Dean Kerns, 89, of Paris, passed away at 2:10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at Hawthorne Inn of Danville. He was retired after many years as a Certified Public Accountant, serving as …

Bill Wilkey

William Michael “Bill” Wilkey, 35, of Paris, and formerly of Brocton, passed away at 5:36 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, at Eskenazi Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind. He was employed at …

Miriam Findley

Lila Miriam Low Findley, 93, formerly of Paris, died at 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at Mark Twain Manor, Bridgeton, Mo. A wake and funeral service was Wednesday morning, Aug. 21, at Hutchens …

Terry Bayes

CHARLESTON – Terry Bayes, 63, of rural Charleston, passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.   A memorial visitation is from 10 a.m. to …

Linda Burtner

MARSHALL – Linda K. Burtner, 61, of Marshall, and formerly of Paris, passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind. A memorial visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. …

Steve Davis

CASEY – Stephen Allen Davis, 79, of Casey, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind. A funeral service is 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at Markwell …

Stephanie Kimball

Stephanie Ann Kimball, 59, of Terre Haute, Ind., and formerly of Paris, passed away at 3 a.m. EDT Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at her residence. A memorial visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. CDT …
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Prison sentence for drug offenses

Felony drug charges in two counties has earned a northern Edgar County woman time in prison. Lacy L. Eason, 34, Chrisman, pleaded guilty to a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and was …

Altrusa raises money for Dolly Parton Library

Locals are ready to get their dance groove on to promote literacy and early reading. The annual Altrusa Dancing with the Stars is Aug. 24 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Money raised by the event …

Shooter drill teaches response

Friday morning started like any other school day at Paris High School. Students arrived and went to their homerooms, then the police, firefighters and paramedics arrived. It was all part of a plan …

ISBE grants big bucks to Paris

Paris Union School District 95 has been awarded a $390,000 grant from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to expand its services to preschool students, the Paris 95 board of education …

Brocton approves big change

BROCTON – Brocton village government is moving out of the community center building located in the village park. That decision followed an executive session during the Wednesday, Aug. 14, …

Chrisman school gets another $100,000 in federal funding

CHRISMAN – A surprise $100,000 is available for improvements at the Chrisman-Scottland Junior High School. Principal Cole Huber discussed the award during the Monday, Aug. 12, board of education …

County board wrestles with pricey insuranceCounty board wrestles with pricey insurance

The morass that is the American health insurance system is again creating a headache for the Edgar County Board. During the Wednesday, Aug. 14, county board meeting, members of the insurance …

Monahan facing attempted murder charge

The state’s case against a northern Edgar County man keeps building Cody A. Monahan, 31, Chrisman, appeared in custody of the Edgar County Sheriff’s Department for the July 29 criminal and …

Multiple fires make a busy week for the Paris Fire Department

An unusual spate of structure fires this past week has resulted in significant damage and heroic action by one family pet. The dog is credited with waking a couple while their house was burning at …

Speaker: Relay for Life matters

The 2019 Relay for Life was in full swing Aug. 3 at Twin Lakes Park. Whether participants were playing in the Splash park or the RC Demolition Derby fundraiser, everybody there had plenty of chances …