Siren Report
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      Paris Police Department No date or time specified, Shridganhsaii Sodabathula, Charleston, was cited at Main and Edgar for speeding (60 mph …

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      Paris Police Department Nov. 27, at 9:29 p.m., Robert D. George, 35, Paris, was arrested at 409 West Jasper for aggravated assault and …

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      Paris Police Department Nov. 27, at 6:16 p.m., Johnathan T. Wells, 30, Paris, was arrested at the corner of Main and Union for an improper …

Local news

Local businesses look for support

On Nov. 25, the Biden administration took to social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, unveiling new actions intended to increase support for small businesses across the country.

Christmas in Kansas

Kansas - Bringing the community together to spread Christmas joy while sharing the holiday bustle with the public at an authentic small-town winter holiday is the main goal of the second Christmas in …

Harvest House unveils new blessing box, looks for community support

Harvest House, a local non-profit organization, recently found a new way to fight food insecurity in Paris and Edgar County: a blessing box. The box, an accessible container filled with food and …
Faith
A church focused on family A local church is celebrating its 10th anniversary as it continues to develop a desire to see local families restored. Crosspoint Apostolic Sanctuary first opened its doors Oct. 12, 2013, in a …
New minister serving First Methodist Church Lance Leeds is the first to admit his call to the ministry was not so much a revelation as a quiet nudge.  It all happened at age 26 while working as general manager of a radio station in …
A church called home As urbanization gives rise to megachurch monoliths, many quaint, rural churches are falling by the wayside. One local church is bucking the trend by celebrating an impressive milestone in the life of …
Obituaries
    • Jerald Henness

      Jerald A. “Jerry” Henness, 85 of Paris, passed away at 10:29 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 2023, at the Gibson Family Center For Hospice Care in …

    • Carla Knight

      METCALF - Carla Louise “Betsy” Knight, 92, of Metcalf, passed away Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023, at her home. She was a homemaker and had also …

    • Paul Ruff

      Paul Howard Ruff, 75, of Paris, passed away at 1:37 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, at Horizon Health. He retired after more than 30 years as …

Eagles State Bound!

The Crestwood Eagles seventh-grade girls basketball team is soaring to the state tournament after a hard-fought sectional victory against Kinmundy South Central on Wednesday, Nov. 29. Crestwood …
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Agribusiness
Crop dusters are living their dream

Flying the corn run

Crop dusting is a way of life for many in the Midwest. Pilots from across the country take to the air year-after-year to spray corn and bean fields on what is known in the industry as, the corn run. …
Local farm grows lavender, cultivates serenity and peace

Starks create purple paradise

OAKLAND — Stark Lavender Fields, located in Oakland, is a family-run lavender farm aiming to connect and provide for their community. Ryan Stark and his wife, Niki, tend to nearly 4,500 …

Farm Credit parties for open house

Staff at the new Farm Credit Illinois (FCI) building are ready to show off their state-of-the-art facility to the community. An open house for the 8,500 square foot building at 13447 Il. Hwy. 16 …
School News

Crestwood earns exemplary rating from ISBE

Crestwood Elementary School students and staff can enter the Christmas season knowing they made the nice list, at least according to the Illinois State Board of Education. Recently released ISBE …

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 …

Aikman Wildlife brings the outdoors into Crestwood

The Crestwood cafeteria filled with excitement during an after-school program as Kelsey Aikman, of the Aikman Wildlife Adventure, brought the outdoors inside with five different animals. …
History

Gettysburg Address still resonates

Seldom have two minutes meant so much. Nov.19 marks the 160th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, a two-minute oration that is considered among the greatest speeches in American history. …
Lifestyle
The stuff(ing) that makes holiday hosting easy Hosting a major holiday event is no small effort. It requires close attention to detail from planning, cooking and cleaning to entertaining guests on the big day. Fortunately, just like any good …
Soup Season has arrived I’ve found the older I get, the more I find comfort in a good soup – even in the summer. We’re lucky in Edgar County because there are great homemade soups in many of our …
Lawn and garden chores for fall The chilly temperatures of the past weekend certainly helped Edgar County residents realize autumn has arrived. The leaves on the trees lining the streets and throughout the countryside will soon …
Everyone needs Mary Louise Days Where does the time go? The seasons change so quickly, and we are already in autumn. Not everyone has the time to take a week or two away so if the schedule is tight, try what I like to call a Mary …
Health
Pharmacy Clawbacks The Biden administration’s first major step toward imposing limits on the pharmacy benefit managers who act as the drug industry’s price negotiators is backfiring. Instead of helping …
Horizon Health’s Jasper Street Annex reintroduced to community Horizon Health celebrated the start of a new chapter on Tuesday, Nov. 14, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house at its new Jasper Street Annex in Paris. The building, previously a Dollar …
Horizon Health offers free CPR/AED class Horizon Health is offering a free Heartsaver CPR/AED course 1-4 p.m. Dec. 5, from at the Education Center, 15197 US Highway 150, Paris. This course designed for people without medical training …
Art

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 …
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 …
Art in Action Art is alive and well in Edgar County, here are some action shots of art being created here at home.
Potter comes to Paris Harry Potter fans can unite and look forward to this year’s fall production by the Paris High School Drama Club. Written by Matt Cox, “Puffs” is an off-broad- way musical about …
Shiloh students get Creative HUME – The art students in Randi Pollock’s Art 1 and Art 2 at Shiloh High School were busy during the first weeks of school. Pollock challenged the students to create their own …
Paris native is finding community in her return to the stage Paris native Sarah Lueken adjusted to life in the big city by returning to her roots. After graduating from Paris High School in 2010, Lueken earned her bachelor’s degree in public …