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Edgar County is fortunate to have people willing to drop everything and come running when others need help in an emergency. Thursday afternoon, Jan. 30, clearly illustrated what first responders … more
As we move past Halloween and forward to Thanksgiving, Christmas shopping will begin in earnest for many families in East Central Illinois. It’s no accident, then, that this year’s Christmas … more
“In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirin′i-us was governor of Syria. “And all … more
“COVID-19 represents the single greatest inflection point that global society has experienced. How we manage through this pandemic and its aftermath will impact the course of humanity for … more
“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of … more
One of the problems Edgar County educators are facing due to the shutdown of our schools is something they have recognized for a long time — digital inequality for rural and poorer school … more
The next time someone think lawmakers should do something to make things better for the public, consider this: More than 250 new laws will take effect in Illinois on Jan. 1 and many of them are … more
It has been an interesting week. Good news came at the end of last week when volunteers with the Salvation Army were doing a final count of kettle donations and found a gold coin wrapped in a … more
We normally would not say this, but stay out of Twin Lakes Park – unless actively participating in Bee Well’s Dashing through the Lights, Wednesday, Nov. 27. This first time event gives people … more
Paris Union School District 95 took another step to help adults earn their high school diplomas this past week. Paris Superintendent of Schools Jeremy Larson announced plans to offer adult … more
Many of us know why residents should shop locally instead of going online or traveling to another community to buy gifts. We invite you to consider reasons how you benefit yourself, your … more
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