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HUME – Ever since the Feb. 14 shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 dead, the Shiloh Board of Education has wanted a school resource officer in the building. It hasn’t been … more
The Community Nurse Association has set the date for the 2018 Christmas basket distribution. Volunteers are needed to help pack the food starting at 1 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Templeton Funeral Home. … more
The move to get Illinois 911 emergency call centers to Next Generation digital service isn’t moving as fast as originally planned. Nanette Crippes, 911 director, told the Edgar County Emergency … more
Edgar County voters have only one contested race on the local ballot for the Nov. 6 election. Incumbent Democrat Sheriff Jeff Wood and Republican challenger Tom Dolan met in a forum to answer … more
CHRISMAN – Keeping the Northern Edgar County Ambulance service going is a challenge. Money is not always adequate to keep the service moving forward, and the managing board took a step Thursday, … more
An Indiana man accused of stealing is in custody of the Edgar County Sheriff’s Department. Tyler Donham, 18, West Terre Haute, Ind., appeared in custody and was charged with two counts of a … more
KANSAS – Keeping students on pace for learning is a goal for the Kansas school district. Principal Cindy Spencer updated school board members about the Response To Intervention (RTI) program … more
CHRISMAN – A residence where trash accumulates in the backyard and the occupants consistently disturb the peace has neighbors wanting something done. The Chrisman City Council was provided … more
Paris and the surrounding communities will soon be bustling with children and those young at heart dressed in costumes traveling from home to home exclaiming trick or treat. The Halloween holiday … 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 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
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 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
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