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BROCTON — The effort to remove problem trees in Brocton was stymied by cost during the Wednesday, Jan. 12, meeting. Trustee Rick Wahl laid two bids on the table from tree service companies … more
The Paris City Council took several actions in a quick meeting Monday, Jan. 10. Topping the list of action items were some changes to the city’s zoning. Council members approved re-zoning … more
An Edgar County native has joined Dimond Financial Consultants as a tax preparer, according to owner Ben Lueken. Sarah Williams, a native of Brocton and a 2005 graduate of Shiloh High School, … more
We’re not sure there is a more thankless job than that of a school board member. Whether it’s fielding phone calls about athletics, teachers, masks, remote learning, school board … more
The following people were among those who had cases scheduled for the Jan. 3 and the Jan. 6 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court: In custody Justin A. Brown, 20, Paris, … more
The second-longest serving member of the Crestwood Unit 4 school board bid farewell Wednesday, Jan. 12, during the district’s January meeting — her 133rd since joining the board. Mary … more
Paris Public Library is joining 200 libraries across the state in a new collaborative effort to bring virtual events with bestselling and esteemed authors to their communities. The collaborative … more
Some COVID-19 pandemic deniers may still exist, but the reality is all too apparent to local health care providers. Horizon Health announced Thursday, Jan. 13, it was taking new measures and … more
The Paris Union School District 95 after school program is moving forward, the Paris 95 school board learned during its monthly meeting Monday, Jan. 12. Paris 95 Superintendent of Schools Jeremy … more
An excellent report for the Edgar County Jail topped a list of positive things discussed during the Edgar County Board’s study session Monday, Jan. 10, and regular meeting Wednesday, Jan. 12. … more
KANSAS – Each year the village of Kansas and the Lions Club do a house decorating contest. This year’s winners were Josh McIntyre in first place, Lindsay Woodyard in second place and … more
Dennis Thiel recently announced Betsy Higginbotham has joined the firm of Dennis O. Thiel Accounting, LLC. as a partner. Higginbotham has been an employee of Thiel Accounting for nine years and … more
CHRISMAN — A six-minute meeting of the Chrisman City Council Thursday, Jan. 6, had only a couple of discussion items. Sewer Commissioner Brian Haddix reported work is to start next week on … more
KANSAS — The Dec. 10 storm that ripped through Edgar County and spawned a confirmed tornado north of Chrisman also did significant damage to Fairview Cemetery, near Kansas. How to address … more
A 76-year tradition ended in December when the Kansas Lions Club held its last meeting. Club members Steve Hood and Joe Zavoral said the club’s demise was in the works for a time and reflects … more
Edgar County’s former part-time Assistant State’s Attorney is taking on the position full-time. Timothy Gilbert is originally from central Kentucky. When he moved to Illinois in 2015, … more
(Editor’s Note: This is the first in a planned series of stories about unique homes in Edgar County. The main goal is to feature those homes that are a departure from normal stick-built houses. … more
The Edgar County Public Health Department’s website passed a grim milestone this past week when the number of COVID-19 deaths climbed to 107. It was a startling jump since the death total … more
Recent action by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is resulting in public confusion about who is responsible for contact tracing following a positive COVID-19 test. From the start of … more
Police Chief Terry Rogers voiced support for the work of those creating a Neighborhood Watch during the group’s meeting Monday, Jan. 4, at Memorial School.  Some of the goals of the … more
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