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An informational tea is 2 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at the 1870 House & Gardens, 423 W. Court St., Paris, for any young lady wanting to participate in the 2023 Miss Edgar County Fair Queen pageant. … more
Special to The Prairie Press Edgar County Coroner, Scott Barrett, has released details on an Edgar County woman who was found dead early Wednesday morning at her home in Hume, Illinois. A … more
The floodgates opened Monday, May 22, when a special meeting of the Edgar County Board ended the moratorium on accepting applications for siting commercial wind and solar energy arrays in Edgar … more
Safety first. The Paris City Council approved closing state Route 1 between Twin Lakes Drive and 1200 North during the June 10 Eiffel Tower Triathlon. Divided into three competitions for … more
Members of a volunteer committee researching broadband internet options in Edgar County made a report to the Edgar County Board during the board’s May 22 study session. It was not … more
Every community has a storyteller, someone who can spin yarns about important events or people. For Paris, one of those storytellers is Fuzzy McDaniel. A lifelong resident of Paris who graduated … more
First Mid Bank & Trust has promoted Melissa Mathias Tovey to Senior Vice President, Director of Bank Administration. “Melissa’s promotion is a testament to her remarkable … more
Chad Crampton is living his dream. The Paris fire chief has moved up through the ranks since joining the department Aug. 1, 1999, and cannot see himself doing something different. “I … more
On any given day in cemeteries throughout the United States, a longstanding military ritual occurs that is both moving and familiar. Men and women have been honored for their service at their … more
Traditions are valuable because they mark special occasions reminding us what is important by reinforcing values and beliefs. One long standing national tradition is the celebration of Memorial Day … more
The Horizon Health Meals on Wheels program has received its largest single contribution to date. A recent $10,000 gift from First Farmers Bank & Trust through the Horizon Health Foundation is the … more
A lone vehicle veered off the road Friday, May 26, rolling over before coming to rest in a field next to US-150 and 2100 East. The vehicle contained one lone occupant, who walked away from the crash … more
Police and EMTs responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of US-150 and Vermilion Road east of Paris just before 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23. Vehicle occupants were taken to the hospital … more
Fifty years ago, Joe and Maria Pia Vitale and their young family moved into a small unassuming house on South Main Street. From those humble beginnings, a Paris tradition — Joe’s Pizza … more
CHRISMAN — Dan Moore, as mayor of Chrisman, has a conundrum. He and city commissioner Bryan Haddix were the only candidates during the April 4 election, and both were vying for the … more
Weekly for the past 800 weeks, Susan Deffenbaugh Bell sits down in front of her computer and writes a letter. Every one Bell write starts the same way: Glenda #800. While she calls them … more
HUME — It is time for the male population around Hume to start growing facial hair for the upcoming sesquicentennial celebration. A Brothers of the Brush competition is part of the July 22 … more
Workers from Kreiling Roofing, Peoria, started removing the slate roof on the Edgar County Courthouse Thursday, May 18. The project involves putting on a new slate roof, a new metal roof section and … more
First-time gardener Barb Cash plants marigolds in her raised bed at the Bee Well Community Garden. The garden, adjacent to Schwartz Park, gives space to people who may not have room at home to have a … more
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