March 30, 2020

Siren Report

Paris Police Department March 27, at 6:33 p.m., Tyler J. Burmood, 30, Clinton, Ind., was stopped in the 200 block of East Madison Street and charged with driving while suspended. Burmood was …

ESDA activated in Edgar County

The Edgar County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated at 9:52 a.m. Friday, March 27. Jill Taylor, coordinator for the Edgar County Emergency Services and Disaster Agency (ESDA), said …
March 27, 2020

Siren Report

Paris Fire Department March 20, at 10:27 a.m., the department was dispatched to provide medical assistance. March 20, at 4:32 p.m., the department was dispatched to provide medical …
March 25, 2020

Siren Report

Paris Police Department March 24, at 12:50 p.m., Isaac K. Burgess, 30, Newman, was arrested in the 1000 block of North Central and charged with burglary and criminal trespass to real property. …
March 23, 2020

Siren Report

Paris Police Department March 19, at 10:51 p.m., Doug E. Lewis, 43, Peoria, was arrested at 715 Boydston and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine and …
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Sports

Softball season slips away

The Paris softball team, along with every other high school, collegiate and professional level sport has had its season, at the minimum, delayed until further notice. In accordance with the IHSA …

Tiger A.D. still hopeful

The uncertainty within the Illinois high school sports scene is at levels it has never been. As the COVID-19 pandemic ravages the world and has 585 known cases in Illinois as of FrIday, prep …

Titan athletes honored

HUME — Tri-County honored its winter sports teams Sunday, March 15, to officially conclude the winter sports season. This year’s festivities were different as there was a banquet held …

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 …

Tigers take 4th in a row

FLORA — The Paris Tigers seem to be putting it all together right now as Coach Chase Brinkley’s team took its fourth win in a row with a 51-37 win over Little Illinis Conference foe Flora …
Local news

Heartfelt Greetings

Seamstresses make masks

Local seamstresses are providing Edgar County with much-needed masks to help extend the life of medical N95 surgical/medical masks during the COVID-19 pandemic — and the help couldn’t …

Making a bleach sanitizer at home

If people are out of disinfecting cleaner or cannot find it at the store, they can make it at home. Use this bleach sanitizer to disinfect surfaces such as tables, counters, floors, doorknobs, …

Only emergency hearings in the court until April 7

The Edgar County Courthouse will remain open for only limited emergency court-related activity during the governor's mandatory stay at home order. All non-emergency hearings currently scheduled …

Cases appearing in Edgar County Circuit Court

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This will be the last story about activity in Edgar County Circuit court for a while. All regular court sessions are postponed until at least April 7 and only emergency hearings …

HRC announces COVID-19 changes

Jonathan Burns, executive director of the Human Resources Center of Edgar and Clark Counties, has announced some operational changes for updated COVID-19 safety practices. Starting Wednesday, HRC …

Horizon Health announces operational changes

COVID-19 updates seem to come hourly and as this global pandemic continues to evolve, Horizon Health is continuously evaluating its operations to follow the guidelines of professional societies and …

Schools distributing laptops and free meals

Paris Union School District 95 and Crestwood Unit 4 students may not be in school because of the COVID-19 virus, but both districts are working hard to make sure their students are safe, have food …

County employees get paid leave during COVID-19 closings

Public meetings are developing a new look in the COVID-19 era. The Edgar County Board met in special session Tuesday, March 24, and board members practiced social distancing in courtroom 2 at the …

New tax filing deadline may not be advantageous to all New tax filing deadline may not be advantageous to all

Both the federal and Illinois governments have extended the deadline for filing income taxes to July 15 instead of the normal April 15 date. The idea is to provide some relief to people who are …
Milestones
60 years of marriage Billy E. and Mary Ann Riley’s 60th wedding anniversary is Nov. 29. Their children are hosting an open house to celebrate the event 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at the State Line Christian Church, …