Siren Report
    • Siren Report, June 8-10

      Paris Police Department June 8, at 5:36 p.m., Kameron King, 22, was cited at Main and Andrew and charged with expired registration. King …

    • Siren Report, June 7

      Paris Police Department June 7, at 1:06 a.m., Eddie D. Shelton, 40, was arrested in the 300 block of Alexander St. and was charged with In …

    • Siren Report, June 6

      Paris Police Department June 6, at 10:49 p.m., Ashley L. Pardi, 36, was arrested in the 300 block of S. Main for an in-state warrant. Pardi …

Obituaries
    • Harold Rhoads

      Harold Ray Rhoads, 94, of Paris, passed away at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at his residence.  At his request, no public services …

    • Gloria Jean Jones

      Gloria Jean Jones, 77, Danville, formerly Paris, passed away at 1:07 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at Carle Hospital in Urbana. Visitation will …

    • Christopher Grafton

      NEWMAN—Christopher J. Grafton, 48, of Newman, passed away at his home on Monday, May 20, 2024.  A celebration of his life is at 5 p.m. …

    • Alice Lange

      HUME—Alice Ann (Cool) Lange, 75, formerly of Princeton and Hume and Brocton, passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2024, at North River Health …

    • Terry Holler

      Terry Eugene Holler, 72, Chrisman, passed away peacefully at 10:23 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at his home. At his request, no public services …

Paris Tiger football season approaches

The countdown clock is ticking away to kickoff for the 2024 Paris Tiger football season. Both players and coaches are on the practice field at Paris High School working toward a date with North …
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Agribusiness
Master Gardeners tackle April in Paris among a variety of other volunteer efforts 

Volunteer activities shape gardens

The Edgar County Master Gardeners are busy right now planning for April in Paris, one of their major volunteer efforts each year, as the area’s top horticulture experts.  Master …
Envirothon offers high school students a new approach to learning agriculture

PHS students prep for Envirothon 2024

Paris High School has an Envirothon team that participates in competitions every year. The team is sponsored by the Edgar County Soil and Water Conservation District in Land Use Council 7. Paris …

Expanding beyond the farmer’s market

Farm stands and stores, online sales and cooperatives are several strategies for producers to reach customers beyond farmers markets. Farmers markets can be an ideal jumping-off point for many …
School News

Little artists with big imaginations

The definition of art is the expression of the application of human creative skill and imagination. Every country, culture, civilization and mythology has its own form of art. From the famous …

Ellis was chosen as ROE No. 11 Recognition of Excellence Award winner

Shannon Ellis, in her 10th year at Chrisman Jr./Sr. High, teaching her two favorite subjects, math and art, is the district’s ROE No. 11 Recognition of Excellence Award winner for 2023-24. …

Let’s hit the books at the library

The Paris Carnegie Public Library is one of the most important buildings and organizations in the Paris Community. The Library was a donation from Andrew Carnegie, hence “Carnegie” in the …
History

WWII memorabilia a focal point of estate sale 

The estate sale for Betty Scott is like many, it’s full of mid-century furniture, artwork, and a garage full of useful gadgets and unique finds, but it’s the family’s military …
    • Lakers have rich history

      Even with only a 2,500 maximum capacity, Laker Stadium used to be filled with fans ready to watch a game of baseball. To be more specific, a …

    • ‘Couriering’ the future

      A 1938 newspaper headline from Baltimore declared “Debutante to Be Courier in Wilds of Kentucky Hills.” The article detailed the …

Lifestyle
Summer fun in a small town With the turn of the calendar page summer is officially here and school is no longer in session, giving many Edgar County residents time to relax, rewind and enjoy extra family time. …
"Our Walk for Menopause Awareness" coming to Twin Lakes On Saturday, June 15, the first annual Our Walk for Menopause Awareness takes place at West Twin Lakes Park. Check-in is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. with the walk beginning at 10:30 a.m.  …
Painting the prairie at Link Art Gallery The fourth annual Painting the Prairie juried art exhibition continues this weekend and next week, ending Friday, June 7. The show is one last chance to catch the works of local and regional …
April brings motivation to ‘move more’ Did you know that one in three adults over the age of 50 gets no physical activity outside of work? The month of April is recognized as “Move More Month” with a mission to stop the slow …
Health
Kim Ross is the new health department director Kim Ross, originally from Charleston, has a long history working in public health in the region. Ross is the new administrator for the Edgar County Health Department. She has a master’s in …
Horizon Health EMS awarded for exceptional service A Horizon Health ambulance crew wasn’t expecting kudos when they responded to a call of a choking victim earlier this year. But unbeknown to them, a special award would follow for their …
A spray that saves lives The opioid crisis continues to wreak havoc in Edgar County and on communities nationwide. Overdose deaths related to opioids have reached alarming levels, with the National Center for Health …
Faith
Paris native and MAF missionary clings to hope NAMPA, Ida. – When David Carwell first opened the cover of “Jungle Pilot: The Gripping Story of the Life and Witness of Nate Saint, Martyred Missionary to Ecuador” at age 16, he …
Finding Christmas spirit again I do not know about you, but with every passing year, I struggle more and more with finding “Christmas spirit.” When I was a kid, it came to me so easily, the excitement came with …
The Christmas Story (The following Christmas reflections were written by the late Billy Graham, recognized as one of the greatest preachers of the 20th century.) The key to Christmas is to remember what it is …
Art

Link Art Gallery showcases artists

 Dave Egan started working in colored pencil at age five, like many children, but it was something he hadn’t done for 40 years. After years of farming, only coloring his …
Patrons of the arts celebrate the first inductees to PCOFA’s Hall of Fame Getting to go backstage and experience the thrill of a theatre production is a rare treat. For art connoisseurs in Edgar County, Saturday, Jan. 13 brought an opportunity to go backstage and witness …
Fertile Inspirations draws a crowd despite weather Local art aficionados milled about among three galleries of works for the opening reception of “Fertile Inspirations” at the Link Art Gallery on Friday, Jan. 12. The exhibit …
Underdogs take center stage Paris High School is buzzing with excitement as it prepares for its upcoming drama production of “Puffs,” a whimsical and spellbinding journey into the world of wizardry. Set to …
Tablescape competition coming to PCOFA The Paris Center of Fine Arts oversight committee is hosting the community’s first tablescapes event, Scapes On Stage, Jan. 12-13. The brainchild of PCOFA manager Tanner Laughlin, the …
Magic and Marvel come to the Fine Arts Center with master illusionist The world’s top touring illusionist is returning to Edgar County on Oct. 29. Reza, the two-time winner of Branson’s Magician of the Year award, first debuted his act at the Paris …