Police news
    • Siren Report

       Paris Police Department Dec. 2, at 5:48 a.m., Heath M. Knight, 31, 502 Clinton Ave., was stopped at state Route 133 and Grandview and …

    • Siren Report

      Paris Police Department Dec. 1, at 8:25 a.m., a two-vehicle, non-injury accident occurred at Main and Wood. The first vehicle involved was a …

    • Siren Report

      Paris Police Department Nov. 30, at 9:49 p.m., Steven R. Hornbrook, 34, 407 W. Newton, was stopped in the 300 block of Arthur Street and …

Weather

TCT takes 2 wins in tourney

OAKLAND — It was back to the basketball court on Tuesday night for the Tri-County Titans boys’ team as day two of the Tri-County Turkey Tournament commenced with a pair of games on the …

Lady Tigers down St. Joe

ST. JOSEPH — The Paris Lady Tigers began the regular season portion of their schedule Tuesday evening as they traveled to St. Joe-Ogden. Paris(4-1) came away with a 50-41 victory over the …

TCT headed to title contest

OAKWOOD — After two dominating wins on Saturday, the Tri-County Titans girls’ hoops team was back in Oakwood on Tuesday night for their final game of pool play in the McDonald’s …

TCT girls playing in St. Joe Tourney

ST. JOSEPH — After a 10-1 shortened spring season back in March, the Tri-County Titans girls’ basketball squad came into the new 2021-2022 season having to fill in some big shoes. Gone …

Tigers open Monday

The Paris High School boys basketball team will open its 2021-2022 season next week by hosting the North American Lighting Thanksgiving Tournament at Paris High School. Tiger Coach and expectant …

Jr. League underway

ollowing a year of no basketball play for Edgar County youth due to the pandemic, Paris Junior League players hit the floor at Ernie Eveland Gym on Sunday, Nov. 7, for some action packed games. …
Local news

War caused by new fort

The Black Hawk War stands out in the history of Illinois because it was the most decisive conflict on Illinois soil pitting advancing settlers against Native American people. After that conflict, …

Shelter working on neutering voucher

Control Officer Andrea Gross discussed the growing problem of homeless and abandoned animals in the county. “When I started, we could hold 12 dogs,” said Gross about the …

Lower Terre Haute road improvements back on

It now appears planned improvements to the Lower Terre Haute Road are back on the calendar for completion. The Edgar County Board shelved more than $4 million in approved plans that included …

Cases in Edgar County Circuit Court

The following people were among those who had cases scheduled for the Nov. 15 and Nov. 18 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court: In custody Samuel D. Adkins, 23, Paris, …

Seaton named as Secondary Educator of the Year

Heather Seaton got a surprise Nov. 4 when she learned she was named as Teacher of the Year by the Eastern Illinois Business Education Association. She previously won the regional award earlier this …

Convenience for all

A new concept in shopping has come to Paris. Pam and Thad Arrasmith recently opened a drive-thru convenience store. This store provides the convenience of shopping from a vehicle while they assist …
Obituaries
Jerry Maddox MARTINSVILLE — Jerry Thomas Maddox, 79, of Martinsville, passed away   at 9:40 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 202, at his home.  Per his request, there will not be any formal service. …
Billy Riley CLINTON, Ind. — Billy Riley, 82, of Clinton, Ind., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, at Springhill Village, Terre Haute, Indiana. A funeral service is 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec.  9, at …
Sandra Clark Sandra Lynn Clark, 78, of Paris, passed away at 7:09 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, at Horizon Health Paris Community Hospital. She was retired after more than 45 years as a registered nurse with …
Nancy Macey MARTINSVILLE — Nancy A. Nay Macey, 61, of Martinsville, passed away at 10:52 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, at home after a short battle with cancer.   A Mass of Christian Burial …
Randy Snyder NEWMAN — Randy Eldo Snyder, 64, of Metcalf, a well-known ag fertilizer and chemical specialist, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, at his home in rural …
Editorials

A different world now

Where were you when the world stopped? It’s a grim question, one with answers unique to every individual who has endured a year of living in the pandemic. For some, it was the early …

Thanks, first responders

Edgar County is fortunate to have people willing to drop everything and come running when others need help in an emergency. Thursday afternoon, Jan. 30, clearly illustrated what first responders …

Adult education is key

Paris Union School District 95 took another step to help adults earn their high school diplomas this past week. Paris Superintendent of Schools Jeremy Larson announced plans to offer adult …

Seeing the good and bad in people

It has been an interesting week. Good news came at the end of last week when volunteers with the Salvation Army were doing a final count of kettle donations and found a gold coin wrapped in a …

New year will bring taxing times

The next time someone think lawmakers should do something to make things better for the public, consider this: More than 250 new laws will take effect in Illinois on Jan. 1 and many of them are …
History

Local strawberry legacy

June is the month when strawberries begin to ripen in Illinois. I saw a row of them beginning to bloom in a small garden in Redmon last week, and the sight reminded me of when I was a youngster and …

Important byways of old Edgar County

Many of the first major roads and villages of Edgar County in its founding years are different than what we see today. As settlers needed roads in the 1830s to get to Paris and other important …

The impeachment of Andrew Johnson

The impeachment process is possible because the framers of the Constitution understood a president guilty of misconduct needed to be removed by the legislative branches. George Mason and James …

Early dentist left his mark

Elmer E. Jones was born on a farm near Monticello, Oct. 27, 1863. His parents were Triplett Lochardt Jones and Nancy Lee Savage Jones, who was a first cousin of Robert E. Lee. He eventually went …