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Eleanor Elmore

KANSAS – Eleanor Jane Elmore, 93, of Westminster, Calif., and formerly of Kansas, passed away at 5:33 a.m. PDT Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Brookdale Senior Living Solutions, Garden Grove, Calif. …

Barbara Swarthout

Barbara Elaine Swarthout, 88, of Paris, passed away at 5:42 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Horizon Health Paris Community Hospital. She was a retired chemist for Illinois Cereal Mills and previously …

Janice Jones

Janice Lorraine “J.J.” Jones, 65, of Paris, passed away at 11:32 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in the emergency room of Horizon Health Paris Community Hospital. A service celebrating her life …

Elvis Ward

Elvis Richard Ward, 89, of Paris, passed away at 7:40 a.m. EDT Saturday, May 18, 2019, at The Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care, Terre Haute, Ind. He was retired after more than 50 years as a …

Cheryl Reed

PORTAGE, Wis. – Cheryl R. Reed, 56, of Portage, Wis., passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Services are at later date. Pflanz Mantley Mendrala …

Lowell Hickox

CASEY – Lowell Paul Hickox, 76, of Casey, passed away at 4:15 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2019, at Heartland Nursing Center.  A funeral service is 10 a.m. Friday, May 24, at Markwell …

Kenneth Briggs

MARTINSVILLE – Kenneth Eugene Briggs, 84, of Broken Arrow, Okla., passed into heaven April 29, 2019. He resided in Broken Arrow for 38 years and retired after working for Skelly, Getty and …

Lisa Colter

Lisa Marie Colter, 34, of Paris, passed away early Saturday morning, May 18, 2019 at her home. She was a daycare provider out of her home for 10 years. A funeral service is 10 a.m., Friday, May …

Eugene Ward

Eugene E. Ward, 81, of Paris, passed away at 11:20 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care, Terre Haute, Ind. He was a quality control inspector for a defense …
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The Great Watermelon Drop of 2018

The Paris Fire Department helps the First Christian Church youth group with a food smash by dropping watermelons from the tower truck.

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Young prison-bound after probation violation

Failing to comply with a probation sentence has earned Daniel B. Young a four-year stay in prison. Young, 33, Paris, appeared in custody for the May 6 criminal and traffic call in Edgar County …

Paris men arrested for Indiana burglaries

ROCKVILLE, Ind. – A couple of Paris men are facing felony burglary charges in Parke County, Ind. Joshua Lankster, 40, and Trevor Henke, 36, were arrested May 10 following a burglary …

Con-grad-ulations, Kansas

KANSAS - Twenty-one graduating seniors gathered in the Kansas gymnasium Friday May 17 to celebrate their high school commencement with family and close friends. In the opening remarks, graduating …

Exchange student flies home

Sasha Serkov is a Ukrainian exchange student, living in Paris and going to Paris High School, though he’s leaving soon. He’s been here since the beginning of the school year, and he’s been …

Shakespeare in the Park opens on June 1

Stone Soup Shakespeare returns to Twin Lakes Park with a free performance of Shakespeare's “Twelfth Night” 6 p.m. near the pavilion. A new feature this year is an afternoon children’s …

New city council in place

It was out with the old and in with the new for the Paris city government this week as the term of one city council closed, and a new four-year council term began. One new feature was added as …

The most important meal

All elementary and middle school students in Paris Union School District 95 can eat a free school breakfast and lunch next school year following action by the Paris 95 board of education Monday, May …

Kansas School Board meets

KANSAS - The Kansas School Board had a short meeting Wednesday, May 15, to allow board members to attend the baccalaureate service for the graduating class of 2019. A couple of action items were …

Chrisman schools still looking at solar power

CHRISMAN – For the second consecutive month, representatives of Novel Energy Solutions attended the Chrisman Unit 6 school board meeting to discuss solar energy options. The April presentation …

Celebrating the season

The first Saturday of every month, for the past eight years, Joy Turner has led nature walks through Blackhawk Park. Though some might think these walks through the same trails would grow stale, to …