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HUME—Shiloh school’s CUSD #1 school board meeting for the month of April included a full house with multiple guests and several students in attendance Monday evening, April 15. … more
Before the days of both Starbucks and Scooters on Jasper Street, Paris and its surrounding area was a coffee-shop dessert. Coffee was a mug enjoyed with the accompaniment of delicious breakfasts at … more
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Rev. Jack Young, a visionary leader and the esteemed founder of the Human Resources Center of Edgar and Clark Counties (HRC). Rev. … more
President of the Crestwood school board, CUSTD 4, Jim Blue, remembers when milk was only six cents During the board’s monthly meeting on April 10, he asked various board members what the … more
In its most recent meeting, April 10, the Edgar County Board heard several updates on ongoing projects and approved a purchase agreement that could be a boon to local emergency dispatchers. The … more
After a highly anticipated April 8 solar eclipse climaxed over the city  at 2:05 p.m., Mayor Craig Smith launched the  regularly scheduled Monday city council meeting by proclaiming April … more
The Paris High School Board of Education moved through its agenda with swift timing, in 14 minutes, when it met in its regular meeting Monday, April 8.  All board members were in … more
The Brocton Council has big needs right now, with a spotlight on finding parade entrants and food vendors during beer tent time, for Springfest. Any and all are encouraged to participate. The … more
For Paris residents, finding a place to recycle plastics nearby can be a hassle, but one local organization is making recycling both accessible and charitable. Starting roughly five years ago, … more
During its Monday, April 8 meeting, the Paris Union School District 95 Board of Education received confirmation that an additional $487,115.76 in grant paybacks are due, this time to the Illinois … more
The Casual Friday Giving Campaign at Prospect Bank is based around a simple sentiment, that kids should have a wonderful childhood experience, surrounded by a charitable community. The ongoing … more
A crash involving several vehicles forced first responders to shut down State Route 1 south of Paris on Wednesday, April 10. The accident occurred next to Reynolds Way, just south of North American … more
Tuxedo rentals are the newest shopping option at D21 Designs, located in downtown Paris on the courthouse square. They offer tux rentals for every age and size, and have tuxedos and suits for … more
CHRISMAN – After weeks of back-and-forth debate, the Chrisman City Council has settled on an updated ordinance for the use of golf carts and other slow-moving vehicles on city streets. … more
The case of the swindled swine, aptly named by The Paris Carnegie Library’s director Ceili Boylan is proving to be a tale showcasing the benefits of modern technology in some of Paris’ … more
The Paris Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to host its annual Chamber Celebration next Saturday, April 13. The event, according to the chamber’s executive director Cassondra Dobelstein, … more
For years, the Rec Center has served as a hub for fitness classes, youth programs, athletics and active lifestyles for Edgar County residents, but something was missing. Formerly an aquatics … more
Students in the Paris 95 district elementary and middle schools will all have access to a library card without fees, regardless of their home address, according to the Paris Carnegie Library’s … more
Petersen Health Care, which operates two local nursing homes and is one of the largest nursing home operators in the U.S., filed for bankruptcy March 20, following cyberattacks and defaults on … more
For husband-and-wife duo and Paris natives Harry Hughes and Carol Hughes, this week marked the end of more than 100 years of combined work in their community. Wednesday, April 3 was the final … more
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