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Thank goodness there was no fire Thursday morning in the kitchen at Carolyn Wenz School — and thank goodness the leadership of Paris District 95 had planned and drilled the students on emergency … more
There’s always a sense of hopefulness when new administration takes office in Illinois. Public optimism is usually the result of the triumph of hope, not experience. That’s why Gov. J.B. … more
It’s no secret that many in downstate Illinois — including Edgar County — are hoping things can’t get any worse in our state as Gov. JB Prizker begins his term of office with a super majority … more
Illinois is about to swear in six Democratic statewide officeholders and a host of new Democratic lawmakers, but the star of a new 30-second TV spot is the party’s wildly unpopular chairman, House … more
Are you still looking for a resolution to keep in the new year? Here’s a suggestion. Take a trip down to the Lincoln Memorial — if you’re in the Washington D.C. area — or visit via … more
The Paris Kiwanis Club annual pancake tent during the Paris Honeybee Festival raises funds to be used throughout the year to support the youth of our community. We know this because the club’s … more
“We live in a world where finding fault in others seems to be the favorite blood sport. It has long been the basis of political campaign strategy. It is the theme of much television programming … more
Since 1944, the third week in September has been designated National Farm Safety and Health Week. This recognition has been an annual promotion initiated by the National Safety Council and has been … more
Dear Gov. Rauner and J.B. Pritzker:We didn’t think it was possible to sink as low as the 2016 Presidential election between President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but boy were we … more
Paris will officially celebrate Independence Day today with fireworks, a band concert and other activities to  mark the founding of America.But there is a second founding we should also remember … more
Indiana State University President Deborah Curtis made a return trip to Paris Sunday, June 24, and in crossing the Wabash River, made a commitment to Paris and Edgar County to work together to … more
  Back in the turbulent Sixties songwriter and poet Bob Dylan wrote, “The times they are a-changing.”It was an appropriate phrase for the period of social upheaval that … more
“We need to do more than just pray for the victims and their families. It’s time in Texas ... to make sure this tragedy is never repeated.”­          … more
Edgar County emergency responders have a practice drill during the morning of May 10.It is a serious topic as law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs and other public safety officials test protocols in … more
The warmer temperatures this past week has brought out our friends and neighbors who enjoy riding their motorcycles. It’s a good time to be reminded of safety both for the motorcycle riders and … more
The pilot who successfully landed the Southwest Airlines flight that suffered a catastrophic engine failure this week certainly demonstrated why women definitely belong in U.S. fighter jets.Just how … more
“There’s nothing like the joy of the arts, and promoting the arts early in children is going to give them such a start in life in a way.”—Julie Andrews We in Edgar County … more
Paris celebrated another milestone this past week with the official groundbreaking for the newest expansion of North American Lighting.The $25 million expansion will mean an additional 50 good paying … more
After it became clear Tuesday J.B. Pritzker was the Democratic nominee for this state’s governor and Gov. Bruce Rauner narrowly survived a primary challenge, social media was filled with … more
Edgar County has joined a growing list of government entities and other organizations opposing Senate Bill 1451.The proposed law making its way through the Illinois legislature gives utilities the … more
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