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The Edgar County Board passed a $10 million budget at the Wednesday, Nov. 27, meeting. The new fiscal year starts Sunday, Dec. 1. Of the $10.499 million in revenue, the county is anticipating $3.6 … more
CHRISMAN – Recurring engine failure with one of the Northern Edgar County Ambulance Service’s ambulances resulted in the need for four engines in two years. The most recent engine failed with … more
An often-delayed improvement project at the Edgar County Airport concluded Monday, Nov. 25. Workers from Feutz Construction were finishing a large concrete pour on the apron and pouring a smaller … more
he cellblocks in the Edgar County Jail are empty and have been for several days, but the jail is not officially closed. Action to close the jail was tabled at the Wednesday, Nov. 27, Edgar County … more
Christmas came early for several charitable organizations doing good work in Edgar County. The Paris Elks Club #812 met Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the American Legion Post for the annual giving of … more
Individuals appearing before the bench for the Nov. 14 criminal and traffic call in Edgar County Circuit Court included: In custody -John A. Fasig, 49, Martinsville, appeared in custody, waived … more
Springfield, IL – A local non-profit leader will now have a major voice in improving how non-profit organizations work with state government. John Burns was appointed to the “Task Force on State … more
Senator Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) was pleased to deliver some good news from Springfield for a change. Rose was in Paris Thursday, Nov. 21, to announce changes in Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) payments and a … more
This is a case where one shopping trip makes another round of shopping possible. The 15th Annual Memorial Elementary Holiday Bazaar is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 7 at the school. Gifts purchased at this … more
With apologies to the Beatles, it has been a long and winding road getting work started on the Tiger Senior Apartments. Local and state officials gathered Thursday, Nov. 21, in the cafeteria of … more
When many of us were growing up in Edgar County, we remember vital downtowns with shoe stores, department stores, hardware stores, Woolworths, dress shops, appliance stores, furniture stores and … more
Some Horizon Health facilities will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Paris, Chrisman and Oakland clinics along with the EZ Care facilities in Paris and Marshall and the NAL Health … more
Paris Park Board members gave the final OK to Holiday in the Park during the board meeting Tuesday, Nov. 19. “The tunnel is up and done, all of the lights are attached,” said Chris Redman, … more
KANSAS – Like all other rural school districts, Kansas Community Unit School District #3 is playing the guessing game of what the Equalized Assessed Valuation (EAV) of farm ground is going to do as … more
HUME — The Shiloh school board heard the district audit is not only clean — but the district’s cash on hand position continues to get stronger — during the board’s November meeting Monday, … more
National Nurse Practitioners (NP) Week concludes today and never have NPs been more important to providing rural health care. Rural family nurse practitioners provide vital services to underserved … more
A young Paris man facing prosecution for one of the most serious felony charges is now allowed to live outside of the state after his bond conditions were modified. Ronald Parker, 18, Paris, … more
Shop with a Cop helped approximately 325 Edgar County children get coats and other winter clothing in 2018. “We anticipated about 400 but not everybody showed up,” said Melissa Garner, … more
The iconic red kettle of the Salvation Army is a well-recognized symbol of the holidays. It is a reminder that not all of us can expect a joyous and happy holiday or prosperous new year. The Red … more
Brocton honors Veterans Members of the Brocton Legion Auxiliary honored area veterans Saturday, Nov. 9. Instead of the traditional annual dinner, it was decided to do a breakfast at 8:30 a.m. This … more
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