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BROCTON – As social media is inclined to do, stories about the condition of the Brocton water tower got greatly exaggerated without any basis in fact. The village board discussed the issue … more
The Edgar County Board meeting Wednesday, May 8, touched on several issues, including a revote on awarding the special service area ambulance contract to Horizon Health. Board chairman Jeff Voigt … more
CHRISMAN – It was reorganization time at the Monday, May 6, Chrisman City Council meeting. City attorney Robert Morris administered the oath of office to Mayor Dan Owen and Commissioner Rodney … more
Without any warning or explanation, one of the state funds coming to the Edgar County Highway Department was slashed by 90 percent from $50,000 to $5,000 for the next fiscal year. “Our five-year … more
Horizon Health is hosting a public forum for residents to ask questions and voice concerns about the new ambulance service beginning June 1. The meeting is set at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, in … more
In custody -Kyle N. Carter-Alvis, 25, Kansas, appeared in custody and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to two counts of a Class 4 felony domestic battery. His oral motion for a personal … more
Mike Henness’ last duty shift with Paris Police Department was yesterday, May 3, and today he is a civilian for the first time in 30 years. He spent 25 years as a patrol officer and training … more
HUME — A new member of the Shiloh school board took his seat on the Community District 1 board of education Monday, April 29, at the board’s reorganization meeting. Newcomer Justin Wood joined … more
CHRISMAN – Only one thing changed when the Chrisman School Board reorganized Tuesday, April 30. Darin Craig took the oath of office and joined the others at the table as a new board member. The … more
As part of an outreach program, the Paris Center of Fine Arts is laying the groundwork for a children’s art fair later this year. Kristin Chittick, PCOFA manager, attended the Paris Park Board … more
The Crestwood school board seated a new board member and reorganized at a special meeting Wednesday, April 24, at the school. New member Johnathon McCarty was sworn in along with incumbents Keith … more
SPRINGFIELD — The National Weather Service is forecasting another round of showers and thunderstorms that will bring additional precipitation to Illinois. This precipitation could lead to urban … more
Some things are almost on schedule but others are held up in making some long delayed improvements at the Edgar County Airport. County board member Derrick Lorenzen discussed airport projects … more
MARSHALL – Murder suspect Connor Scott, 24, Danville, Ind. and formerly of Martinsville, appeared in Clark County Circuit Court Wednesday, April 25, and public defender William McGrath indicated a … more
CHARLESTON - Former Elite basketball coach Barry S. Wolfe cannot withdraw his guilty plea to four counts of felony criminal sexual abuse to his young female players, who were only teenagers at the … more
Earth Day is generally a low-key affair in Edgar County but a couple of activities happened that in their own way are beneficial. Prospect Bank sponsored a shred day giving people an opportunity … more
Paris will be the home of a new major-franchise hotel by this time next year. Plans for a four-story, 72-unit Hampton Inn, to be erected facing Route One at the south edge of Paris, were announced … more
The David and Goliath battle between local landowners and utility giant Ameren Illinois is all but over except for the settling of the dust, but in this case, the giant won. Attorney Craig Smith, … more
Members of the Edgar County Board were evenly split Monday morning, April 22, on whether the Edgar County Special Service Area Ambulance or Horizon Health should provide emergency ambulance response … more
A third ambulance for the Horizon Health Emergency Medical Services (HHEMS) is expected to arrive in Paris May 7 as Horizon leadership prepares for a seamless transition as the new operator for the … more
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