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Lied Metcalf, of Paris, is the recipient of the 2020 Dr. Leland Phipps Memorial Scholarship. She is a registered nurse in the medical/surgical department at Horizon Health. The $1,000 scholarship, … more
The Merkle Broom Company was established in 1879 by John Merkle Sr. and his son Oscar Merkle. The brick-constructed factory was erected at the corner of West End Avenue and Broom street in 1890. … more
CHRISMAN — The churches in Chrisman are combining for a community Bible school. All area children are invited to participate in the Rocky Mountain Railway Virtual VBS, where Jesus pulls us … more
As of Thursday, July 2, Edgar County had 10 positive COVID-19 cases. That is an increase of two people from the prior week. Monica Dunn, public information officer of the Edgar County Public … more
Michael Step of Paris was installed as the new Rotary District 6490 District Governor Sunday, June 28, in a virtual ceremony seen by members of the 47 clubs that comprise the district. It was not … more
It is hard to believe that up until this week the fields at the Paris American Legion were silent —no cracks of the bats, pop of the mitts or cheers from the stands. All activities ground to … more
KANSAS — The Kansas Police Department is leading local law enforcement in adopting a new technology for safely immobilizing a subject from a distance and reducing the risk of injury to both the … more
Emergency responders at Chrisman and Brocton received good news earlier this week from the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM). The Chrisman Fire Protection District, the Northern … more
CHRISMAN — The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provided some money to the Northern Edgar County Ambulance Service (NECAS). Ambulance Coordinator Jeremy Neal … more
Michael D. Step of Paris will be installed as the district governor of Rotary International at 5 p.m., June 28. Rotary is adapting to the coronavirus pandemic by making the installation a virtual … more
Eric Bradham, CPA, is closing the books after a 41-year-career with Larsson, Woodyard & Henson, LLP. He is looking forward to having more leisure time in retirement to devote to the things he … more
Horizon Health has awarded $6,000 in scholarships to local students to further their education in the medical field. Scholarship winners for the 2020-2021 school year are as follows: PCH … more
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — These Paris-area residents were named to the spring 2020 Dean’s List at Indiana State University: Montana Boatman, Bailey Bradley, Zachary Burger, Anthony Burianek, … more
A major fundraising effort is underway in Edgar County with the goal of providing 30 law enforcement officers with better protective gear — including protective vests that will stop … more
Another resident of Southern Edgar County lodged complaints with the Edgar County Board about contractors building the Ameren Illinois Rivers High-Voltage Transmission Line. Phil Wright of Symmes … more
The state moved into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan Friday, June 26,, and Paris Mayor Craig Smith discussed what that means during the Monday, June 22, city meeting. Under Governor JB … more
The generosity of the Paris Rotary Club is helping the Compassionate Food Pantry keep Edgar County’s food challenged residents fed. Gladys Frost, a food pantry volunteer, said the money is … more
The Edgar County Public Health Department’s website posted two new COVID-19 cases in the county during the past week. This brings the total to eight cases so far. Calls to the health department … more
John Holley needs replaced. He hasn’t done anything wrong but after serving as a Red Cross Disaster Team member in Edgar County since 2001, he is ready to slow down. He is also moving to … more
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