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A semi-truck accident at 10:33 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, near the intersection of the East Terre Haute Road and Midwestern Gas Street took the life of a Paris man Edgar County Coroner Scott Barrett … more
For the second time, the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) has returned Justin Hefner to Edgar County custody with the declaration the defendant is competent to stand trial. Hefner … more
Fair season starts locally next week with both the Edgar County 4-H Fair and the Edgar County Fair celebrating the county’s agricultural heritage. Here is a schedule of what’s going … more
Local brewery Lot 50 has hired artist Bryan Hand to paint an inside mural as a tourist attraction. “We’ve had visitors from 42 states,” says part-owner Bruce Young. “This is just another … more
CHRISMAN – The Chrisman Board of Education zipped through the Thursday, July 10, meeting. Grade school principal Kelly Schluter was the only administrator present and she briefed board members … more
We all need the occasional reminder to think healthy and Bee Well of Edgar County has partnered with two local convenience stores in promoting healthier choices. Bee Well coalition members Mary … more
The familiar Altrusa Reading Trailer that appears at numerous community events and gives free books to children is getting a makeover. Altrusa International Foundation provided a $2,300 grant to … more
When the new season starts Sept. 15 for the Paris Center of Fine Arts (PCOFA) it will also mark the introduction of the first season pass. “Patrons have been asking for them for a couple of … more
Those attending the upcoming Paris Community Theater production of “Mamma Mia” should be prepared for fun, laughter and great music, according to the Stuart Metcalf, the director of … more
CHRISMAN – A proposal in early June to resurrect the landmark Chrisman alternating star and cross Christmas ornament and put it on the city water tower is hung up on an expensive … more
While pig farming is generally considered a messy business, the Trogdon family has managed to clean up that stereotype. Jared and Erik Trogdon, cousins from Edgar County, began a small pig … more
Local Wal-Mart pharmacy employee Erin Sellers experienced a marvelous opportunity June 9. “Back in February, they, Wal-Mart, put out a challenge to Wal-Mart associates for a cappella videos,” … more
KANSAS – The century old village hall in Kansas needs repairs. Village trustees at the Wednesday, July 6, meeting approved a $6,000 proposal from D&E Builders for repairs to the main entry door. … more
Something new at the Paris Fire Department’s Hartley-Taylor Training Center on Cherry Point Road reflects the kind of specialized training firefighters in rural communities need. Working with … more
Festivities with live entertainment, food trucks, music, parades and culminating with fireworks displays are slated for Paris and the surrounding areas to celebrate Independence Day. Several … more
There is an old saying that people don’t appreciate what they’ve got until its gone, and the free swimming area at east lake is taking a lot of abuse. A frustrated Chris Redman reported a … more
Edgar County Board members are reviewing the energy efficiency proposal from SmartWatt with great care. SmatWatt claims the county can save $25,200 annually in utility costs by making changes in … more
Organizers of the second Annual Christmas in July Car Show hope to meet and exceed the money earned last year to benefit HIS Ministries Christmas For Kids gift giving charity. The automobile … more
People caught violating Illinois traffic laws will find the infractions digging deeper into their pockets starting July 1. Angie Barrett, Edgar County Circuit Clerk, said a couple of factors are … more
Failure to comply with his initial drug conviction sentencing has earned Andrew D. Towell a couple of years in prison. Towell, 35, Paris, appeared during the June 13 criminal and traffic call in … more
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