Police news
    • Siren Report

      Paris Police Department Nov. 28, at 4:12 p.m., Sarah J. Lazzell, 40, 813 Liberty, was stopped at Main and Blackburn and charged with speeding …

    • Siren Report

      Paris Police Department Nov. 28, at 8:03 p.m., Jonah A. Edwards, 19, 512 E. Wood St., was arrested at 526 NE Bayard and charged with illegal …

    • Siren Report

      Paris Police Department Nov. 23, 8:53 a.m., Jimmy L. Harper, 44, 116 E. Elliott, was stopped at Jefferson and Washington and charged with …

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Panthers, Lions and Cards take league Ws

The third week of Paris Junior League Basketball concluded this past Sunday at Eveland Gym, winners were the Lions, Panthers and Cards. This Sunday’s schedule begins at 12:45 p.m., Panthers …

Titans can’t find their offense

HUME — After suffering an opening night loss to Martinsville Monday night, the Tri-County Titans boys basketball team was back on the court 24 hours later in Hume for day two of their own …

Mayo girls win regional

ST. JOSEPH — The Mayo Lady Redbird seventh grade girls basketball team breezed through the IESA Class 3A regional this week, defeating  Georgetown Mary Miller in the semifinals and then …

Lady Cardinals off to a 2-1 season start

CHRISMAN — After the first three games the Chrisman Lady Cardinals are off to a 2-1 start defeating Hutsonville/Palestine and Martinsville and dropping one to Marshall. Chrisman 42, PalHut 40 …

Lady Tiger tennis team honored

The Paris High School Lady Tiger tennis team was honored at a team awards night recently. Coach Stefan Aydt reported the team finished the season 11-6. “This the most dual meet wins we’ve had …

Paris Junior League play opens season

The second week of Paris Junior League Basketball is in the books and winners were the Lions, Panthers and the Tigers. Remember that if you want to get in on the action, make it a point to be at …
Local news

New in the Edgar Circuit Court

The following people were among those who had cases scheduled for the Nov. 14 and the Nov. 17 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court: In custody Logan J. Biddle, 20, Paris, …

New boutique opens in Paris

Rockin’ B Boutique has opened its doors at 601 S. Main. Owner Taylor Dunn opened her new shop about a month ago and recently held an open house to display her many items. Her shop is …

Something Different is open

Brenda Wright has opened a new shop on the east side of the square in downtown Paris.  The name, Something Different, comes from a business that Wright had many years ago when she did floral, …

County changes coming

More changes are coming in 2023 for how Edgar County utilizes office space for government functions. A new jail will get built on Springfield Road and the county is ready to acquire the Dimond …

Homeless an unseen problem

It is time to address the issue of homelessness in Edgar County. A Community Touchpoint effort by Horizon Health has identified homelessness in Paris and Edgar County as a major issue affecting …

Kansas schools will try using a greenhouse, again

KANSAS — The Kansas Board of Education gave lackluster endorsement to a developing plan for putting a greenhouse on the campus during the Wednesday, Nov. 16, meeting The greenhouse …
Obituaries
Shirley Fitch CASEY – Shirley Joan Fitch, 90, Casey, passed away at 4:08 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, at Villas of Holly Brook, Effingham. A funeral service is 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at Casey First …
Robert Lamb Robert Del Lamb, 70, of Bullhead City, Ariz., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nev. A celebration of life will be at a later date. Mr. Lamb was born Jan. 24, 1952, in Long …
Iris McComas CASEY – Iris Evelyn McComas, 92, Casey, passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, at Heartland Nursing and Rehabilitation. A funeral service is 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at Markwell Funeral Home. …
Ruth St. Clair HOUSTON, Texas — Ruth Irene St. Clair, 91, peacefully passed away Nov. 18, 2022, in Houston, Texas. A private burial service was Nov. 23 at Forest Park Southwest Cemetery, Richmond, …
Margaret Dye OAKLAND – Margaret Marie Blaze Dye, 94, Brocton, Passed away Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, at Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home in Mattoon. A funeral service is noon Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Krabel Funeral …
Editorials

Just shovel the walks

A week ago, Paris and Edgar County were digging out from the largest snowfall in the last couple of years. The City of Paris, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Edgar County Highway …

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 …
History