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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
A split Edgar County Board voted Wednesday, Dec. 11, to place a referendum question on the March 2020 ballot seeking voter approval to create a 1 percent safety tax to help address issues with the … more
Needlepoint has a simple description: it is the art of embroidering on canvas. But like a knotted thread, something that seems simple can actually be full of hidden complexity, and that is the … more
CHRISMAN – Solar arrays will be installed on Chrisman school property in the near future. The board of education approved signing a letter of intent with SolarShift of Mokena to install … more
The City of Paris presented property owners an early Christmas gift this week with the annual canceling of tax rates to pay on some existing bond issues. The city council, at its Monday, Dec. 9, … more
ELBRIDGE TOWNSHIP – It has been a long time coming and required some out of the box thinking to happen, but a new $1.4 million improvement to Edgar County infrastructure is about ready for … more
As we get into the Christmas season it is a fitting time to honor those who make contributions but rarely get recognition. Topping the list this year are the Paris city workers who scrambled Nov. … more
Individuals appearing before the bench for the Nov. 25 criminal and traffic call in Edgar County Circuit Court included: In Custody -Dustin C. Craig, 39, Paris, appeared in custody. His … more
The Thursday, Dec. 5, sentencing hearing for Justin Hefner spun for a period of time on a legal question and at the end the defendant asked for a continuance for more time to talk with public … more
It is getting down to crunch time for the Community Nurse Christmas Basket program and chairman Scott Barrett has concerns. “This year seems to be different than every other year,” said … more
CHRISMAN – The City of Chrisman now has a public works supervisor position. Council members discussed creating the new position during an executive session at the regular city meeting Monday, … more
Several Edgar and Clark County seniors have been selected as Illinois State Scholars, according to an announcement made this week by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Illinois State … more
The annual Guns and Hoses Basketball extravaganza is 5:30 p.m. Dec. 14 in Eveland Gym. Lovers of spirited, if not smooth, basketball skills are in for a fun evening with a grudge match between … more
The second week of action in the Paris Junior League basketball offered some tight games. Games are played on Sundays beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Eveland … more
A Paris resident will be spending many years in prison for violating one of the most serious felony drug laws in Illinois. Owen D. Hawkins, 36, Paris, was sentenced Nov. 14 on a Class X felony … more
Historically, glassblowing has been a secretive art, built on tradition and carefully guarded techniques. In some ways, it has changed little since its inception in ancient Syria. The basic tools … more
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