Police news
    • Siren Report

      Paris Police Department Oct. 24, at 2:34 p.m., a 15-year-old juvenile was arrested at his residence and charged with aggravated assault and …

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      Paris Police Department Oct. 22, at 1:26 p.m., a two-vehicle, non-injury accident occurred at East Jasper and High Street. The first vehicle …

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      Paris Fire Department Oct. 15, at 12:37 p.m., the department was dispatched to a location on state Route 16 between 1000 and 1025 E for a …

Weather

Crestwood girls remain undefeated

The Crestwood Lady Eagles remain undefeated, picking up two big wins this week against Mt. Zion and Tri-County. Coach Missy Tingley’s teams each sport a 10-0 record as they move into the …

Tigers fall to Mt. Carmel 37-14

The Mt. Carmel Golden Aces came into Tiger Stadium undefeated — and left that way, upending the Paris Tigers 37-14 on Senior Night. The loss puts the Tiger regular season record at 6-3 …

Titans fall in season finale

BEMENT — After pulling off a late play miracle one week ago in Oakland, the Tri-County Titans traveled to Bement Friday night for the regular season football finale taking on the Cerro …

Mathews gets state win

Paris Lady Tiger senior tennis player Kendall Mathews carried the orange and black to the IHSA Class 1A state tournament this week in Chicago, finishing in a tie for 33rd. Paris girls tennis coach …

C-wood remains unbeaten

The Crestwood Lady remained unbeaten this week, taking down Robinson in both the seventh and eighth grade contests. The Lady Eagles return to action Wednesday when they host Mt. Zion. Tipoff for …

Colvin running at IESA today

Mayo Middle School’s Case Colvin is representing his school in the IESA Class 2A state cross-country meet this morning at Normal. Colvin — won the sectional championship last weekend …
Local news

Commissioner says lakes looks better

Paris city commissioner Jerry Branson took a moment during the city council’s pre-agenda meeting Wednesday, Oct. 20, to thank city workers for dealing with a summer buildup of algae on the Twin …

PHS class of ‘55 holds last reunion

Members of the Paris High School of 1955 have decided to stop holding reunions. Funds accumulated for the 65th reunion, which was canceled, are getting donated to two worthy causes with $540 each …

Cases moving in Edgar County Circuit Court

The following people were among those on the list for the Oct. 14 criminal and traffic call in Edgar County Circuit Court. In custody Joshua T. Cox, 38, Sullivan, Ind., appeared in custody and …

Paris man commits suicide

A Paris man is dead following an incident at his home Friday morning. 911 dispatchers were alerted at 7:42 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, a family member was helping Elbert E. Hall, 70, with his morning …

Some witnesses denied to defense in murder case

The defense of Zachary Smith centers on the representation that he acted in self-defense while being fearful of Matthew Morgan’s reputation for violence when he allegedly shot and killed Morgan …

Local trick or treating and Halloween events

Halloween and the tradition of trick or treating is quickly becoming one of the most celebrated holidays in the United States. Local children, teens and adults alike are seeking out the perfect …
Obituaries
Jeffery Taylor Jeffery Andrew Taylor, 55, of Paris, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, at his home with his children and family by his side. He was employed at GE Aviation for more than 20 years. Visitation is …
Patricia Miller MARSHALL — Patricia K. Miller, 51, of Marshall, passed away at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, in Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. A service honoring her life is 2:30 p.m. Saturday, …
Larry Kirby KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Larry Dean Kirby, 71, of Kissimmee, Fla., and formerly of Paris, passed away Tuesday, Oct.26, 2021. He was a retired teacher. There will be no formal services at this time. …
Steve English MARSHALL — Charles Steven “Steve” English, 63, of Marshall, passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 24, 2021, at his home. A graveside service is 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at the …
Debra Abbott BLUFFTON, S.C. — Debra Lynn Abbott, 66, of Bluffton, S.C., and formerly of Paris, was called home to the Lord at 5:10 p.m. Oct. 19, 2021, with her daughter by her side at MUSC hospital in …
Editorials

Let’s stay safe in 2021

The air is getting chillier, pumpkins are perched on porches and kids across the country are planning their spooky costumes. We all know the excitement and anxiety that pandemic holidays bring to …

Threat to transparency

Every city council or school board has issues large and small that impact the lives of the people it serves. Should residents be allowed to have chickens within city limits? What programs …

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 …
History

Congregation still serving

The State Line Christian Church was not always at its present location beside the Clinton Road and a half-mile west of Blanford, Indiana. The first meeting was held in the Clay’s Prairie …

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 …