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The Paris Tiger football team ended a magnificent regular season schedule with a 58-16 win over the Flora Wolves Friday night, taking outright the Little Illini Conference Championship. The … more
Edgar County’s fiscal year ends Nov. 30 and the county board is looking at unavoidable increases to the next budget. Board chairman Jeff Voigt discussed what the next budget and levy will … more
The Prairie Press is hosting a meet the candidates night at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Tingley Event Center, 504 East Edgar. The event features the Republican and Democratic candidates for Edgar County … more
The Illinois Supreme Court has ordered the Ameren eminent domain cases against 34 local landowners back to the circuit court. “We got a decision we are not happy with,” said attorney Craig … more
The Edgar County Board added a potable water ordinance to the books during the Wednesday, Oct. 10, regular monthly meeting. “It’s not really a change,” said Courtni Hays, director of … more
Back in 1992 Paul and Sherry Staley of Elbridge Township faced the task of making a sow’s ear into a silk bag – or maybe a silk pumpkin as it turned out. “Basically, we went broke in the hog … more
CHRISMAN – The audit report delivered by Larry Fredin of Daughhetee & Parks Management Consulting Thursday, Oct. 11, to the Chrisman school board was brief and good news. He started off by … more
The Paris Union School District 95 school board officially received good financial news at its October meeting Monday, Oct. 8, — including ending the 2018-2019 fiscal year with an $882,000 … more
CHRISMAN – Having time to think can lead one to ponder issues beyond the workaday world. Bob McCormick, 69, has a lot of time to think. He is on a mission to walk from his home in Denver, Colo., … more
Acting inappropriately in court earned a Paris man an immediate jail sentence. Eddie D. Shelton, 34, Paris, was in custody of the Edgar County Sheriff’s Department for the Sept. 27 felony and … more
Edgar County clerk and Recorder August Griffin wants to clear up some confusion about how people can vote by mail. He said several political groups throughout the state are actively mailing ballot … more
When Oleksander “Sasha” Serkov, 15, talks about life in his native Ukraine and the United States he notes there are differences. “When I talk about differences, that is what they are – … more
KANSAS – The amended hen ordinance in Kansas drew a large crowd to the village board’s monthly meeting Wednesday, Oct. 4. The usually empty seats in the village hall were filled as concerned … more
CHRISMAN – A $500 expenditure barely made a dent in the nuisance skunk problem at Chrisman. Resident Jim Woodyard attended the Monday, Oct. 1, city council meeting and thanked the commissioners … more
Two men wearing dark clothing and concealing their identities with hoodies and ski masks robbed the Paris Wendy’s Restaurant late Monday, Oct. 1. Paris Police Chief Mike Henness said officers … more
David L. and Linda Caskey Tucker, Paris, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Oct. 5. They were married Oct. 5, 1958, at the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ by the Rev. Earl … more
Providing an alias didn’t work out well for an Ohio man after an early August encounter with local law enforcement. Anthony C. Grant, aka Brandon Watts, 21, Columbus, Ohio, appeared in custody … more
A grueling 500-mile bicycle ride started 5:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, Sept. 26, in Springfield and 125 miles later at 4:30 p.m. the 35 riders were pulling into the National Guard armory on north Main … more
The water level of the East Lake will be lowered at the end of October, commissioner Steve Kemper announced to the Paris City Council this week. Partial draining of the lake offers two advantages. … more
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