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MATTOON — Lake Land College students Austin White of Paris, and Breanna Moore of Mattoon, earned first place in Microsoft Word (Office 2016) and third place in Microsoft PowerPoint (Office … more
The rural Edgar County man who drove himself to authorities in Indiana to voluntarily confess to sexually violating children entered a negotiated guilty plea for misconduct that occurred more than … more
Inappropriate online contact between Paris Police Sergeant Phillip Kohlenberg and a minor has resulted in his demotion. The Illinois State Police handled the investigation in October 2020 … more
Voters in the Chrisman Community Unit School District #6 decided to switch to at-large election of school board members. The question for making the change was on the ballot for the April … more
CHRISMAN — City council members spent time negotiating over hiring positions and pay rates during the Monday, April 5, Chrisman city meeting. Commissioner Brian Haddix reported switching … more
The coronavirus sent a remind this past week it is still around and contagious. Only one new case was reported for the week of March 27 to April 2 but that appears an anomaly. Cases jumped back to … more
The salary of Michael Martin as interim city manager for the city of Paris and other components of his job are facing a change at the Monday, April 12, Paris city council meeting. Mayor Craig … more
Inmates at the Edgar County Jail who are willing to make a change for the better will soon have the opportunity to work on obtaining a Paris High School diploma “It gives these guys a … more
A person intimately familiar with operating an ambulance in Northern Edgar County submitted the single bid to provide ambulance service in the new Special Service Area #2. Jeremy Neal, who has … more
Horizon Health staff members have recently advanced their careers with new certifications. Yaniv Cozacov, general surgeon, has been named Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Indiana … more
The idea of running for better health can be overwhelming for some from fear they cannot run far enough or fast enough or previous attempts resulted in pain and frustration at the lack of … more
MARSHALL — A Paris woman who faces three felony charges following a fall automobile accident that left one dead was in Clark County court Wednesday, March 31. A new trial date in May was … more
The following people had cases for the March 22 criminal and traffic call in Edgar County Circuit Court.   Charges -Ali M. Metcalf, 29, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor … more
After a little more than three years working for the Paris Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, Linda Lane is retiring, again. Lane first retired in 2006 following a 16-year stint as Edgar … more
In 1971, Maxine and Russ Weir transplanted their flower business from Mattoon to Paris. Now, Weir’s Florist is excited to celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2021. The current Weir in charge … more
CHRISMAN — Uncertainty was the major factor in keeping members of the Northern Edgar County Ambulance Service (NECAS) board from making decisions about the future at the Tuesday, March 30, … more
Both previous and new ideas were topics of discussion during the Tuesday, March 30, Paris Park Board meeting. Linda Lane, retiring executive director of the Paris Area Chamber of Commerce & … more
The popular Fun Runs sponsored by Bee Well of Edgar County return to the West Lake Park May 20. Fun Runs are for children of all ages and abilities. Running distances vary from 30-yards to one … more
The Edgar County Public Health Department is now in a position to vaccinate any country resident above the age of 18 wanting the COVID-19 vaccine. Having worked through the various priority age … more
Applications are available now at all the county high schools for the 2021 Edgar County Retired Teachers’ Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship is for seniors entering college in the fall and … more
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