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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 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
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 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
“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
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
“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
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
“Music is the soundtrack of your life.” —Dick ClarkIt’s no secret music in all its forms has been an important part of life in east central Illinois. Whether it’s … more
“There is no science in this world like physics. Nothing comes close to the precision with which physics enables you to understand the world around you. It’s the laws of physics that … more
Thirty-five Edgar County landowners won a battle in their war against Ameren March 3 when the Illinois Supreme Court denied a motion by Ameren to force a circuit judge to rule in the utility’s … more
That sigh of relief you heard Thursday was that of school superintendents throughout the state — including Edgar County — when Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the new school funding bill.It … more
“On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have … more
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