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Edgar County lost one of his finest native sons this past week when retired circuit judge Richard “Dick” Scott died following a short illness.A native of Paris who returned to his … more
Drunk driving is the nation’s most frequently committed violent crime.Sunday is New Year’s Eve and despite falling on a Sunday, there are still plenty of opportunities to party in Edgar … more
The Shiloh school board took a bold step into the future during its board meeting Monday by agreeing to purchase 200 more Chromebooks for the school. That purchase — combined with the 150 … more
“The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new … more
As long as I can remember, February has always been associated with the American Heart Association. This national organization has worked since 1924 fighting heart disease and stroke. But until you … more
The administration of Paris High School, the community’s two school superintendents and the Paris Police Department are to be commended for quickly resolving the latest incident at the high school … more
I’ve been doing a lot more driving the last month or so as I’ve been working on advertising accounts for The Prairie Press. I haven’t driven this much since I lived in Georgia and … more
Americans bid goodbye this week to former President George H.W. Bush “a man of great faith and great integrity, a truly beautiful human being, and to honor his noble character, his life of service, … more
This past week has provided a vivid reminder why living in a small community is so great. When someone — anyone — needs help or support, our friends and neighbors rush to provide whatever … more
So what does The Prairie Press going back to publishing once a week mean to you, our loyal readers?In just a few words, it means you’ll get the same weekly newspaper that you’ve enjoyed … more
Memorial Day is traditionally a time when Americans pay their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice — their lives — in arms since the birth of our nation.This Memorial Day, … more
Amid the negative talk about drugs, crime and rural thefts, Paris has found its pride again, thanks to the Paris High School football and volleyball teams. The football team finished the season … more
I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve sat in Eveland Gym for ballgames, concerts, May Fete and programs. Sunday, I sat at the end of the visitors bench and watched the Paris … more
Glory be and saints be praised, we have a state budget.Ok, that might be a little over the top, but who among the disenchanted Illinois residents really paid any attention to what was going on in … more
(Editor’s note: “Is There a Santa Claus?” reprinted from the September 21, 1897, edition of The New York Sun.) We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, … more
A bit lost in the excitement of Brett Eldredge’s visit to his hometown and concert at Eveland Gym was the reason our favorite son came to Paris for the Country Music Television (CMT) special … more
Clark and Edgar County high school juniors and seniors are receiving insight on the employment opportunities in the two counties — and learning there’s no reason to leave to find good job. The … more
I’ve never been frightened of storms. In fact, I’ve always been fascinated by the science of weather — particularly thunderstorms, hurricanes and tornadoes.My Grandma (Katherine) … more
Sunday — Nov. 11, 2018 — Edgar County will pause and recall the end of the war to end all wars. One hundred years ago on the 11th hour of the 11th day in the 11th month, leaders signed an end … more
While growing older brings the usual complaints of stiffness, slower movement and other ailments, I’m convinced the worst thing about moving past 60 years old is finding the names of … more
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