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Guidelines for testing for the COVID-19 remain stringent as screenings continue, according to Tiffany Turner, Horizon Health Chief Nursing Officer. Turner confirmed the hospital/clinic does have a … more
Area schools are distributing meals to students who may otherwise go hungry during the current coronavirus shutdown. In Paris, Mayo Middle School, Wenz Elementary School and Memorial Elementary … more
(Editor’s Note: The story was place of the page before Governor JB Pritizker’s announcement closing Illinois schools starting March 17. School principal Cole Huber said his plan is to … more
On Friday, Feb. 7, Horizon Health held the 7th annual Wear Red Luncheon in observance of American Heart Month at the Tingley Reception Center. A record number of women came together, dressed in red … more
A 39-year-old Paris woman became the first graduate of the new Paris 95 Adult Education Program and told an emotional story of her quest to receive her high school diploma. Melissa Murphy … more
From an early age, Dave Frisse knew what he wanted to do in life and after a career that has brought success, pioneered new approaches and gained notice by his peers, it is time to retire. As … more
Some Christmases, the Paris Fire Department takes the fire engine out on the road to deliver presents to children in Paris. “Its never really been an organized thing,” said … more
The Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) recently recognized Horizon Health for its ongoing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, as well as creating a new one-stop shop … more
The Edgar County community came through once again. After The Prairie Press ran a story earlier this month that donations to the Community Nurse Christmas Food Basket project were only about 50 … more
Needlepoint has a simple description: it is the art of embroidering on canvas. But like a knotted thread, something that seems simple can actually be full of hidden complexity, and that is the … more
Historically, glassblowing has been a secretive art, built on tradition and carefully guarded techniques. In some ways, it has changed little since its inception in ancient Syria. The basic tools … more
National Nurse Practitioners (NP) Week concludes today and never have NPs been more important to providing rural health care. Rural family nurse practitioners provide vital services to underserved … more
The annual Paris Community Hospital Foundation dinner was a star-studded affair this year. Eveland Gym was swathed in red-carpet decorations for Oscar Night at the Eveland. The Foundation had two … more
Measles causes long-term damage to the immune system, leaving children who have had it vulnerable to other infections long after the initial illness has passed, research has revealed, led by Paris … more
Families flocked to Shiloh Elementary School’s First Pumpkin Palooza Oct. 20 where the schoolyard was full of games, science experiments, food and many, many pumpkins. Pumpkin Palooza was the … more
There was a 4-H meeting Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Crestwood School, but nobody was working on projects dealing with livestock, plants or other elements of the organization most associated with rural … more
The Paris Lady Tigers set up a showdown with Newton for the 2019 LIC volleyball title Thursday, dispatching Robinson in straight sets. The Paris team continued its school record-setting 2019 … more
The local Looking for Lincoln group presented a program Friday evening at Prospect Bank called “Lincoln: The Great Communicator.” The program highlighted Lincoln’s talents at communicating his … more
Edgar County farmers are finally getting started with harvest. Scott Hogan was cutting beans Wednesday, Oct. 2, in a field north of Paris. His harvest efforts started Sept. 27, which he said is … more
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