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As we move into a new decade — 2020 — next week, we have been pondering a question that’s bothered us for most of this decade. When did we become so angry? New York Times … more
An arrest Thursday, Dec. 26, has the Paris Police Department hopeful that a string of armed robberies has come to an end. “We had a third armed robbery yesterday at 3:30 a.m.,” … more
Paris Family Dental is happy to welcome its newest doctor, Zach Ferguson, and Ferguson is excited at becoming part of the Paris community. A native of Bourbonnais, Ferguson attended the University … more
Individuals appearing before the bench for the Dec. 16 and Dec. 19 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court included:   In custody -Roger D. Baugh Jr., 36, Paris, … more
Some Christmases, the Paris Fire Department takes the fire engine out on the road to deliver presents to children in Paris. “Its never really been an organized thing,” said … more
2019 has been a year of changing ownerships, of collaboration between communities, of openings and closures. Paris moved into the year with a title retained, as the Tigers boys basketball team … more
With two wind farm developers beginning initial discussion with Edgar County landowners, county board members want to take a new look at the county’s tall structure ordinance. “Nobody … more
The Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) recently recognized Horizon Health for its ongoing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, as well as creating a new one-stop shop … more
Individuals appearing before the bench for the Dec. 9 and Dec. 12 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court included:   In Custody -Roger D. Baugh Jr., 36, Paris, … more
A $400,000 Illinois lottery ticket sold at one of the Paris Casey General Stores had a charitable outcome. Judy Rozelle, a Casey supervisor, said the store got $4,000 for a commission on the sale … more
CHRISMAN – Young entrepreneurs have decided to try making a business go in Chrisman. Terry Smothers and Sarah Gardiner attended the Chrisman City Council meeting and requested a liquor … more
The Edgar County community came through once again. After The Prairie Press ran a story earlier this month that donations to the Community Nurse Christmas Food Basket project were only about 50 … more
Freida Hicks, former executive director of the Edgar County Housing Authority, raised the issue of wrongful dismissal, during the Nov. 27 Edgar County Board meeting. Hicks alleged she was … more
HRISMAN – Small schools in the future, if they exist, won’t be the same as how many adult Edgar County residents remember. Chrisman junior high and high school principal Cole Huber … more
Crestwood Community Unit District 4 school district received a clean audit, board members learned during the board’s monthly meeting Wednesday,Dec. 11, at Crestwood School. Auditor James … more
Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary work hard all year raising money to support community causes. Distribution of some of that largess occurred Tuesday, Dec. 10, with gifts to Shop with … more
For the eighth year, EnerStar Electric Cooperative has been awarded the CoBank Sharing Success matching grant. This year's recipients are the Compassionate Food Pantry of Edgar County, the Northern … more
The Marshall Lions continued their basketball winning streak over the Paris Tigers, taking a 73-37 win Friday at Paris High School. After sharing baskets in the opening minutes, Marshall went on a … more
Holiday and office parties are occupying many Edgar County residents as Christmas and New Years approach, most of which include alcohol. So here’s an important question each of us should be … more
Justin Hefner is not going to prison for falsely presenting himself as a federal agent with a plan to arrest Paris resident Bradley Collier for an FBI security breach. Hefner, 42, of Terre Haute, … more
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