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There’s nothing as special as a relationship between a dad and his daughter, but when dad works long hours and his daughter has a calendar full of after-school activities, it’s hard for … more
Paris High School students now have the opportunity to learn in cutting-edge vocational classes preparing them for a successful career path without going to college.Throughout most of U.S. … more
We are in the midst of an informational perfect storm. In the past, news organizations — like The Prairie Press — sifted through information to try to determine its validity and veracity. … more
We congratulate Edgar County Clerk August Griffin and the Edgar County Board for its approval this past week of moving the consolidated polling place out of Shiloh School and into the Hume Community … more
There’s a story I want to share with our readers that I think many may have forgotten. It is about a time when this community opened its arms to a refugee who was fleeing an oppressive … more
The long process of selecting and installing a president ended when Donald Trump took the oath of office Friday as the 45th President of the United States. As with every transition, some see it … 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
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
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
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
To the surprise of almost no one, Illinois lost more residents in 2016 than any other state. According to figures released last week, the state lost 37,508, putting the population the lowest it has … 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 went … more
“Child abuse and neglect offend the basic values of our state. We have a responsibility to provide safe settings for at-risk children and facilitate permanent placement for children who cannot … more
School board members in Edgar County faced a difficult challenge in the closing weeks of 2016.Every year at this time they must approve a levy request for taxes payable in the next year without … more
“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”— Maya AngelouThe blessings of the Christmas season come wrapped in bright holiday paper and ribbon, sealed with … more
Attending the annual Shop with a Cop event is a humbling experience that shows why so many enter law enforcement in the first place – a desire to help others. Police agencies nationwide … more
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