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There weren’t many contested races on the Edgar County ballots for the Tuesday, April 2, election, but they resulted in changes for some communities. In Paris, Craig Smith returns as mayor after … more
The few visitors to the Edgar County Courthouse to watch election results Tuesday night had a surprise. Missing from the rotunda was the giant chalkboard suspended from the back of the elevator … more
BROCTON – The little community of Brocton is the place shopaholics want to be today. With multiple vendors inside the Red Barn and the surrounding grounds, a wide selection of antiques, … more
KANSAS – An anhydrous leak at the Kansas Nutrien Ag Solutions facility briefly closed state Route 16 late Friday morning, April 5. Kansas Police Chief Jeff Goodwin said the leak apparently … more
The City of Paris is making dumpsters available to residents April 26 and 27 to promote a citywide cleanup. Detective Eric Brown encouraged all residents to take advantage of this assistance by … more
Thursday night music is returning to Twin Lakes Park this summer. Chris Redman, superintendent of streets, alleys and parks, presented the completed schedules of bands performing free concerts in … more
There weren’t many contested races on the Edgar County ballots for the Tuesday, April 2, election, but they resulted in changes for some communities. In Paris, Craig Smith returns as mayor … more
Life changes sometimes prompt hard decisions and that is the situation confronting Rosemary Ogle. After more than 50 years of involvement as a Red Cross volunteer, Ogle is stepping away. That … more
Individuals appearing before the bench during the March 18, 21 and 22 court calls in Edgar County Circuit Court were: In Custody nAlexandra J. Behiter, 25, Brocton, appeared in custody. She … more
Two of the people arrested in the methamphetamine raid Sunday, March 24, are facing the possibility of a long stretch in prison. Owen D. Hawkins and Dawn M. Oridway appeared in custody before … more
It was not a social call March 24 when officers from the Edgar County Sheriff’s Department and the Paris Police Department paid a surprise visit to 1805 S. Main, Paris. Armed with a search … more
Paris High School’s spring musical, “Newsies,” the Broadway musical inspired by the real-life newsboys strike of 1899, is in final rehearsals, with the show scheduled at 7 p.m. Friday and … more
CHRISMAN – Months of anguish about what to do regarding the Northern Edgar County Ambulance Service (NECAS) reached a turning point within the last two weeks. The NECAS board met with fire … more
The city has a new firefighter, the Paris to Equity to Chrisman water line is officially a project and two more abandoned houses are about to be cleared away. These were some of the highlights of … more
BROTON – No matter where Helen Wood travels she hears people talking about and looking forward to the Brocton Red Barn Market. “I was in Oblong at the pharmacy with my daughter and overheard a … more
A new method of informing the public regarding how local restaurants do on inspections by the Edgar County Health Department was discussed Monday, March 25, at the county board study session. Dan … more
Substance abuse is not an individual activity into self-destruction. The behavior also touches, in a negative way, an abuser’s family and friends. Al-Anon is a support group for people who are … more
Paris is one of the few places in Edgar County where voters have a choice among candidates in the April 2 election for city council.All candidates, except one, responded to a request for information … more
Mike Clark, CEO of EnerStar Electric Cooperative, delivered a simple message to co-op members during the annual meeting March 16 at Crestwood School – the co-op is on sound financial footing and no … more
It may seem strange to local residents that a couple from Southern California decided to get married in Paris — Illinois — but for Pierce and Tasia Ortiz Gasser, their choice made all the sense … more
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