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NEWMAN – A full slate of activities accompanies the Newman Freedom Festival. Most activities are at, or near, the town square city park, but the tractor pulls are in Memorial Park. Here is a … more
A negotiated plea is putting Alexandra Behiter, Brocton, in prison. The plea was made during the May 30 criminal and traffic call in Edgar County Circuit Court. Behiter, 25, appeared in … more
An early morning house fire June 1 was immediately seen as suspicious. “When I got on scene the duty officer related information that we possibly had a suspicious fire going on,” said Brian … more
A longtime Paris industry has a new name and owner. Cornerstone Capital Holdings acquired AeroGen-TEK — formerly known as MECO — from Doncasters Group LTD. The industry is located south of … more
Edgar County residents Matt McNabb and his father, Bob McNabb, are men of vision. They saw a problem and have devised what they believe is a viable solution that will not only benefit their … more
KANSAS – Like some other Edgar County communities, the village of Kansas did not have enough candidates for all of the positions on the village board for the April election. That problem was … more
CHRISMAN – Summer isn’t officially here, but some Chrisman residents are already thinking about Christmas. “I’d like to see a new star and cross for use in the city,” said Anita Marvin. … more
Bee Well of Edgar County is bringing a healthy eating project to public attention. Coalition members Mary Liz Wright and Kara Wilcoxon visited most of the locally owned restaurants in Paris … more
Individuals appearing before the bench for the May 20 and May 23 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court included: In custody -Alexandra J. Behiter, 25, Brocton, appeared in … more
CHRISMAN – It’s two down and seven to go in the effort to establish an ambulance special service area in northern Edgar County. The financially strapped Northern Edgar County Ambulance Service … more
An informational tea for young women interested in participating in the 2019 Miss Edgar County Fair Queen pageant is 1 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at the Bloomfield Barn, 18444 N. 1600th St., … more
A big party May 24, south of Vermilion attracted the attention of law enforcement after the sheriff’s department received calls about cars and teenagers blocking the Vermilion Road. “We also … more
MARSHALL — After a year spent closed for renovations, the Marshall public pool reopened May 24 thanks to the support of the Marshall community “It was a huge community effort, even though the … more
The Independence Day celebration set for Saturday, July 6, in Twin Lakes Park always draws a crowd. A concert of patriotic music by the Paris City Band and the evening fireworks display are … more
While Memorial Day may be the official kickoff to summer for many Americans, for residents of Edgar County and East Central Illinois, summer begins on the second weekend of June with the Edgar County … more
A familiar officer who has served as youth officer, investigator and sergeant for the Paris Police Department was honored by the Paris City Council during its final meeting of the month Tuesday, May … more
The annual 4-H Pork Chop barbecue fundraiser benefiting all Edgar County 4-H’ers, is 4-7 p.m. Saturday, June 22 at the 4-H Fairgrounds. A two-chop meal is $8 in advance or $8.50 at the door. A … more
Health and wellness education, career education and fine arts education were the topics of a community meeting hosted by Paris Union School District 95 Jeremy Larson and his administrative team … more
CHRISMAN – Members of the Chrisman High School Class of 2019 were ready to graduate and move on. Speakers at the May 19 commencement exercise did not dwell much on the past but rather wanted to … more
Individuals appearing before the bench for the May 13 criminal and traffic call in Edgar County Circuit Court included: In custody -Kyle N. Carter-Alvis, 25, Charleston, appeared in custody. … more
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