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It has not been a good week in Edgar County for COVID-19 as new cases continue increasing at a rapid rate. Between Nov. 12 and Nov. 20, the Edgar County Public Health Department’s website … more
The 2020 Bell-Ringing Campaign of the Salvation Army kickoffs Thanksgiving weekend in Paris. Area resident should be ready to see the familiar red kettles and hear the ringing of the bells. This … more
The Edgar County Health Department has some vaccine left for the 2020-2021 flu season. Assistant administrator Monica Dunn said most of the dwindling supply consists of regular doses, and as of … more
The following people were among those on the Nov. 2, 6, 9 and 12 traffic and felony court calls in Edgar County Circuit Court.   In custody -Matts Alexander, no age provided, Terre … more
The new 72-room Hampton Inn Hotel on Paris’ southside had a soft opening Friday, Nov. 20. General manager Heather Valinevicius said Horve Hospitality, the company building and managing the … more
CHRISMAN — The issue of providing spouse/family health insurance for Chrisman city employees is proving a difficult challenge. Commissioner Cory Chaney has been looking at plans, talking to … more
KANSAS — Responding to a parent request that teachers have more online availability for students doing at home learning during the pandemic, Kansas school board members and the administration … more
The Shiloh school board covered several topics during a brief meeting Tuesday, Nov. 16. Aramark employee Molly Smith led the proceedings with a presentation about  business disruption from … more
All IHSA sports and activities — including basketball practices and weight room workouts —  were temporarily paused Thursday, Nov. 19, based on the newest state mitigations, … more
The following cases were among those on the dockets for the Nov. 2 and Nov. 5 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court:   In custody -Matts Alexander, 23, Terre Haute, … more
Bryce McGrath, a Crestwood student, is an innovator and robotics enthusiast. He combined a love of technology and a desire to help others in designing flexible head straps for face maskers. He … more
The Rev. Pablo Marty became the new pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Paris, and a new member of the community. in July. “I feel very comfortable in Paris, I grew up in a small … more
Edgar County is experiencing a rising number of positive COVID-19 tests. Information posted to the Edgar County Public Health Department’s webpage shows the period from Nov. 7 to Nov. 12 … more
A short Paris City Council meeting Monday, Nov. 9, moved quickly through business. Mayor Craig Smith reported he and commissioners Drew Griffin and Harry Hughes visited Horizon Health that morning … more
BROCTON — Management of water department accounts in the Village of Brocton is getting moved to an outside source. Eric Emrich from EJ Water Cooperative of Dieterich made a presentation … more
CHRISMAN  — The Chrisman school board is reluctant to go against the Illinois Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) ruling that basketball is a high-risk activity for spreading … more
The Paris High School Lady Tiger basketball team and their coaches made impassioned pleas to allow the girls basketball team to begin practices during the Monday, Nov. 9, Paris High School board … more
The decision to close Paris Union School District 95 schools until after Thanksgiving was a difficult one and happened quickly on Friday, Nov. 6, according to a report given during the Monday, Nov. … more
Financial matters fed most of the discussion at the District 4 school board meeting Thursday, Nov. 12. Jim Motley led the new business by announcing Unit 4’s audit had gone smoothly, and the … more
CHRISMAN — The big musical production of “The Little Mermaid” Chrisman High School students were set to perform in March did not happen when COVID-19 forced the closing of … more
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