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On March 10, in the downstairs meeting room of the Paris Public Library, 35 people saw a remarkable exhibition by Debra Ann Miller regarding the adventures of Beatrix Potter, the creator of the Peter … more
Many of the first major roads and villages of Edgar County in its founding years are different than what we see today. As settlers needed roads in the 1830s to get to Paris and other important … more
The impeachment process is possible because the framers of the Constitution understood a president guilty of misconduct needed to be removed by the legislative branches. George Mason and James … more
Elmer E. Jones was born on a farm near Monticello, Oct. 27, 1863. His parents were Triplett Lochardt Jones and Nancy Lee Savage Jones, who was a first cousin of Robert E. Lee. He eventually went … more
Countries around the world celebrate the ending of the old year and the beginning of a new one in different ways and at different times.     -Spaniards commonly eat 12 grapes, one for … more
ill not attend, the members of Grace Lutheran Church are offering a royal guest experience to those attending the 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, Christmas concert at the church, 711 S. Main Street. A … more
There was a large brick house built in 1868 on what became the Ocean-to-Ocean Road in Edgar County from which material was salvaged for the restoration of the Ernie Pyle frame farmhouse when it was … more
Michael O’Barr was born in County Cork, Ireland, came to America around 1770 and lived in North Carolina. He had three sons, all of whom fought in the American Revolution, and his youngest son, … more
Long gone are the days of the milkman making door-to-door rounds dropping off the freshest milk possible to patrons. Large cities had milk delivery but many will remember the small town milkman, … more
We must now go back to 1896 and give credit to the District #95 School Board that was the builder of new schools and renovators of old structures to better serve the students in Paris. For the next … more
The first settlers arrived in Edgar County in 1817 shortly before Illinois became a state. In 1820, the first school was built in our county on the farm of William Whitely, and Amos Williams became … more
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