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Edgar County Coroner Scott Barrett has released preliminary information on the death of a Kansas woman. Barrett said the body of Shawnna L. Cunningham, 44, was found inside her Kansas home by a … more
BROCTON — Lee R. Beckman, of Milano & Grunloh Engineering at Effingham, provided a rough time frame for the Brocton village board to spend a $1 million grant. “You got your water … more
A new law for an Affordable Housing Tax Incentive Program will not be used in Edgar County in the foreseeable future. Supervisor of Assessments Deena Hasler met with county board members during … more
HUME — Residents of Hume may have the option of choosing between two fiber optic internet providers. Representatives of Conxxus attended the village board meeting Monday, Sept. 11, to … more
Whether with a rifle or a bow, in a tree stand or a blind, understanding the principles of hunter safety is crucial for any sportsman. Jack Hoffman, a long-time resident of Paris and a hunter safety … more
Edgar County Board members were tasked with deciding when the time is right to sell municipal bonds to fund a new jail. An ordinance for issuing up to $8 million in general obligation bonds was … more
This year the Honeybee turns 25 years old and plans to make the celebration a memorable time for everyone in the community are underway. “The Honeybee is really a celebration of … more
During an open session on Sept. 11, 2023, Paris Union School District 95 board president Kevin Knoepfel issued a statement regarding the district’s corrective action plan and the current … more
The September Bee Well of Edgar County meeting was a mix of good and bad news. Mary Liz Wright discussed issues with the community garden projects during the Sept. 7 meeting. On the positive … more
Michael and Opal Hobson took their desire to obtain the Twin Lakes Park concession license to the Paris City Council. They first approached the Paris Park Board Aug. 29 and were told the city … more
CHRISMAN — “Can you tell everyone we still need a water commissioner?” Chrisman Mayor Dan Moore asked following the Tuesday, Sept. 5, city council meeting. The council has … more
The East Side Motor Club held its annual scholarship drive car show Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Twin Lakes Cruisers Pavilion in the West Lake. More than 40 cars were on display while music of the … more
KANSAS — Residents in the village of Kansas will see larger amounts due on their October water bills. The village board approved an immediate 50% increase in the water rate during the … more
The Rec Center's new slogan for its capital and sustainment campaign, "Dive In For the Future," is fitting. After the campaign's efforts reached a new milestone last week, staff, patrons and all of … more
One of the two men accused of the Aug. 15 altercation behind Carolyn Wenz School that included the discharge of a firearm is prison bound. Alex M. Noble and Tyge A. Hissem were arrested and … more
Kiwanis Club of Paris members are busy as bees preparing for the annual Honeybee Festival Sept. 22-23. The main feature for the Kiwanis Club is the popular pancake tent. Tickets for the pancake … more
A change is coming to the corner of Shaw and Jasper. The Paris City Council meeting Monday, Aug. 28, approved a $17,962 TIF grant to Don Robinson to develop the property. Tax Increment Financing … more
“BritBeat,” a multimedia show featuring the music of The Beatles kicks off the regular season of the Paris Center of Fine Arts at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the theater located on the … more
The Paris Carnegie Library has been working with the Paris Park Board and the Friends of the Library Organization for more than a decade to bring the classic works of Shakespeare to Paris. … more
CHRISMAN — The Chrisman Days Celebration is following a familiar and comfortable format next weekend. “After last year, it’s nice to have a break,” said Chrisman Fire … more
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