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There are so many great animals in our local shelters that people don’t really know about. Annually, two to four million animals are euthanized, and we can bring that number down significantly … more
There was so much hope after the Nov. 8 election that Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Illinois General Assembly would finally get together and agree to a real state budget. Unfortunately, the events of the … more
Let’s face it. There were many in the Edgar County community who didn’t believe the determined committee who began their quest to make an all-abilities playground available for our … more
The Edgar County Board took the correct action Tuesday when members officially recognized the Edgar County Airport exists and both the property and buffer zone around the airport are subject to FAA … 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
PEDCO, our educational leaders and the Edgar County Community Foundation are to be commended for their foresight in making vocational education a priority for our high school students.This … more
Attendance appeared sparse at the June 2, 3 and 4 Brocton Spring Festival but the event came off without a hitch otherwise.Brocton kicks off a variety of community festivals in Edgar County, and it … 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
It doesn’t seem that long ago we were writing about spring high school and college graduates and congratulating them on their accomplishments and the hard work they had done to earn … more
The Illinois Senate took a radical step Wednesday showing bipartisan agreement is possible even on an issue that holds potential for deep partisanship.Majority Democratic senators and minority … more
“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”—Henry JamesMost of us — at sometime in our lives … 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
EnerStar has gone above and beyond with its training program Thursday for first responders in dealing with downed, dangerous power lines.The co-op has traditionally held a demonstration for fourth … more
There is a hidden treasure in the Edgar County Courthouse at the base of the building’s tower. This stained glass dome is as old as the historic courthouse standing at the center of the Paris … more
“Without the organ donor, there is no story, no hope, no transplant. But when there is an organ donor, life springs from death, sorrow turns to hope and a terrible loss becomes a … 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
“No one needs to tell me about the importance of the free press in a democratic society or about the essential role a newspaper can play in its community. “—Robert KennedyDonald … more
“I come from the heart of the Heartland where pictures shows where the corn grows in rows and rows of summer greens and winter snows and it goes on.”—“Illinois” by Brett … more
The planting of the community Christmas tree on the courthouse lawn is a positive thing, because the lighting of the tree and the Christmas in Paris celebration brings the community … 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
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