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One of the oldest continuing charities in Edgar County is determined to serve as long as there is a community need. For one century, the Paris Community Nurse and Welfare Association’s … more
Crestwood Unit School District 4 received a clean audit — and improved the district’s Illinois State Board of Education financial grade, the school board members learned during the November … more
BROCTON – The Village of Brocton had a quick meeting of less than 15 minutes Wednesday, Nov. 14. After completing routine matters, trustee Marshel Murphy reported a small crack has developed in … more
The Paris City Council zipped through a short agenda Monday, Nov. 13, including approving a resolution in support of a grant to upgrade a railroad crossing and a $10,000 grant for a downtown … more
There is an old saying that when one door closes another opens, but often that requires someone seeing the opportunity. Joe and Stephanie Schmitt saw such an opportunity when their favored … more
CHRISMAN – It wasn’t exactly like winning the lottery but Chrisman Elementary School came into an unexpected windfall Nov. 8. Dollar General Corporation gave the school $10,000 for library and … more
Rumors of a planned attack by two students at Paris High School are greatly exaggerated, Paris Police Chief Mike Henness said Thursday afternoon. The investigation is continuing and the two … more
Community help is needed to make the annual Shop with a Cop event a reality. “This year my goal is $45,000,” said Melissa Garner, administrative assistant with the Paris Police … more
An unusual sort of groundbreaking occurred Tuesday, Nov. 6. Staff at the Human Resources Center of Edgar and Clark County ceremoniously took a sledgehammer to a wall inside the facility that … more
KANSAS – The big chicken debate in Kansas found resolution through compromise at the village board meeting Wednesday, Nov. 7. At the September board meeting, the trustees voted to no longer … more
The end of Edgar County’s fiscal year is Nov. 30 so a top priority is finalizing a new budget and levy request. Both documents were approved for a public review period during the Wednesday, Nov. … more
CHRISMAN – The needle pointing to a solution for Chrisman’s water problems took a big swing to the south during the Nov. 5 city council meeting. Andy Keiser of Fehr-Grahm Engineering … more
Edgar County Sheriff Jeff Wood is serving another four years following the Tuesday, Nov. 6 election. Wood, a Democrat, polled 4,001 votes to Republican challenger Tom Dolan’s 2,125. These are … more
North American Lightning (NAL) and Indiana State University have established a strong working relationship including the company’s investment in the ISU career center. NAL is the first formal … more
The City of Paris extended official congratulations to the undefeated Paris High School Tiger football squad and coaches at Monday’s, Oct. 22, meeting of the city council. At the opening of the … more
Convicted felons are prohibited from possessing firearms and violating that prohibition has landed Travis W. Travioli in serious trouble. Travioli, 48, West Terre Haute, Ind., appeared in custody … more
CHRISMAN – Recovering addict Nick Morgan brings first-person experience to his anti-abuse message. His presentations earlier this week to Edgar County high school and junior high school students … more
The Paris High School Beacon Brigade concluded a successful competition season this past weekend, taking second place in the Class AA competition and fourth overall out of 21 bands. The … more
Money was the big discussion item for the Edgar County Board study session Monday, Oct. 22. The talk was mostly about the next budget and what areas must be increased. Sheriff Jeff Wood … more
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
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