A redneck swimming pool, made of straw bales and a plastic liner, is a popular feature with kids at the Hume Festival. The 2016 festival promises a new and improved version of the swimming hole. (File photo/The Prairie Press)
HUME  – The Hume Festival is so much fun it can no longer be confined to a single day.Activities start this year at 4:30 p.m. Friday in Grafton Park with the serving of a ribeye/pork chop sandwich dinner. Glen Hawkins has grill duty... more
There’s a story near and dear to my heart on our history page (3B) today. Danny Briseno sat down and talked to the three surviving railroaders who worked Midland Yards and shared their memories with our readers.I’ve written about... more
New Paris High School Football Coach Jeremy Clodfelder talks to his team after its scrimmage Friday night at Tiger Stadium. After it was over, he had some praise for his players, but also said, “We’ve got to get better.” Below, some of the emotions Clodfelder displayed during the scrimmage. Standing next to Clodfelder is assistant coach Scott Block. (Tay Smith/The Prairie Press)
“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”— John WoodenFormer basketball coach at UCLAThis time of year, all across this great land, hope springs eternal for high school football teams … at least for the... more
Portland, Oregon, is a mecca for foodies, thanks to the more than 700 food trucks that fill the city. Food trucks and carts set up together are known as pods and attract visitors and locals alike to taste a variety of cuisine. (Photo courtesy of roaming hunger.com)
Some people are arm chair travelers. I have taken many trips, vicariously myself, as I imagine where friends or relatives are while traveling.  June, my mother-in-law, went on many interesting trips around the globe and I always was with her in... more
New York Central steam engine 7383 switching at Midland Yards in Paris with the yard office pictured at left. (Photo courtesy Edgar County Genealogical Society)
Many residents have seen the rise and fall of the railroad in Paris. Many even dedicated their lives to it. Three local residents Jim Poynter, Bob Tague and Charlie Schaich are prime examples of such men and the  last three surviving... more
The Chrisman Church of the Nazarene had slow growth. The congregation organized in 1916 and did not have a home until 1934 when they started meeting in the basement of their church that was under construction. This photo from the late 1960s shows the congregation meeting in the upstairs sanctuary that was completed in 1945. (Special to The Prairie Press)
CHRISMAN – One hundred years and counting is the story for the Chrisman Church of the Nazarene, which is celebrating its centennial as a congregation Aug. 28.“We have a lot of people to salute over the years,” said Maurice Straw,... more
A redneck swimming pool, made of straw bales and a plastic liner, is a popular feature with kids at the Hume Festival. The 2016 festival promises a new and improved version of the swimming hole. (File photo/The Prairie Press)
New Paris High School Football Coach Jeremy Clodfelder talks to his team after its scrimmage Friday night at Tiger Stadium. After it was over, he had some praise for his players, but also said, “We’ve got to get better.” Below, some of the emotions Clodfelder displayed during the scrimmage. Standing next to Clodfelder is assistant coach Scott Block. (Tay Smith/The Prairie Press)
Portland, Oregon, is a mecca for foodies, thanks to the more than 700 food trucks that fill the city. Food trucks and carts set up together are known as pods and attract visitors and locals alike to taste a variety of cuisine. (Photo courtesy of roaming hunger.com)
New York Central steam engine 7383 switching at Midland Yards in Paris with the yard office pictured at left. (Photo courtesy Edgar County Genealogical Society)
The Chrisman Church of the Nazarene had slow growth. The congregation organized in 1916 and did not have a home until 1934 when they started meeting in the basement of their church that was under construction. This photo from the late 1960s shows the congregation meeting in the upstairs sanctuary that was completed in 1945. (Special to The Prairie Press)

Waneta Allen

MARSHALL – Waneta J. Allen, 97, of Marshall, passed away 8:22 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at Springhill Village, Terre Haute, Ind. She was formerly employed at Clark County Metal.


Gertrude Smith

Gertrude Ruby Smith, 85, of Paris, passed away at 10:35 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at Paris Health Care Center. She was an inspector at the former Zenith Corporation plant.

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The Paris boys JV golf were able to play in a scheduled match against Marshall High School’s JV Tuesday afternoon in Marshall Ill, losing 234 strokes to 217.

Obituaries

ELKHART, Ind. – William G. Gunnett, 86, of Elkhart, Ind., passed away during the early morning hours Aug. 20, 2016, at his residence.

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