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The Northern Edgar County Ambulance Service (NECAS) special meeting Tuesday, Oct. 15, finally got something moving. Board members voted to place an advisory question on the March 17 ballot asking … more
The time to make a decision about the fate of the Northern Edgar County Ambulance Service is long past due. Earlier this year the NECAS board started a process to create a special service area to … 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
They birthed us, cleaned, fed, sheltered and counseled us for years, and, when the chips are down, are always there to tell us they love us. Mothers are most worthy of praise, and Mother’s Day is a … 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
In 1998, Jesse White was elected to lead an Illinois Secretary of State’s office that was mired in scandal. Four years earlier, a truck driver who had paid a bribe to obtain an Illinois license … more
“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.” … more
In case you’ve missed the candy displays or don’t have a young person in the house to remind you, Thursday is Halloween. When we were younger, this day meant running from door to door with our … 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
“Hunger can be found in your next door neighbor, your classmates and the most unlikely places. People often have stereotypes about hunger and who it affects, but until you open your eyes to the … more
The Edgar County 4-H Fair and the Edgar County Fair open their annual runs in the next week — and we couldn’t be more excited. Both fairs showcase our county’s largest industry — … 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
The failure of the Ross Township Board to act Thursday night on the question of how to save the Northern Edgar County Ambulance Service again prolongs the effort to find a workable funding … 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
For the second time in 2019, an Illinois State Trooper has been killed while making a vehicle stop along an Illinois highway. That doesn’t include the 14 other trooper who have been hit by a … more
“Let me say, as I sit here before you today having walked on the Moon, that I am myself still awed by that miracle. That awe, in me and in each of us… must be the engine of future achievement, … 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
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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