Police news
    • Siren Report

      Paris Police Department May 26, at 1:41 a.m., Joy K. Kirby, 19, 802 Shaw Ave., was stopped at Main and Blackburn and charged with speeding …

    • Siren Report

      Paris Police Department May 25, at 1:21 a.m., Robert F. Hukill, 54, 609 W. Grant, was arrested at Main and Van Buren and charged with …

    • Siren Report

      Paris Police Department May 23, at 3:42 p.m., Robin L. Tribbett, 33, Paris, was arrested at 115 West Court and charged with possession of …

Weather

Netters end with 2 wins

The Paris High School tennis team ended their regular season with two straight wins over Little Illini Conference foes this past week at the PHS tennis courts. The win gave the Tigers a 6-13 on …

Honoring the PHS tradition

Special to The Prairie Press The first steps in the establishment of a Paris High School Athletic Hall of Fame (HOF) have been completed, following approval of the group’s by-laws by the Paris …

Spring seasons end for Titans

The spring sports seasons ended for Tri-County teams this week as the baseball and softball teams were eliminated from regional play and the track team failed to qualify anyone for the state track …

Lady Tigers shock SJO

ST. JOSEPH — The Paris Lady Tigers upset third seed and IHSA Class 2A regional host St. Joe Ogden 5-2 Monday, punching their ticket into the school’s fourth consecutive regional championship …

Hutchings state champ

PEORIA — Crestwood seventh grader Madox Hutchings flew past the his oppenents at the IESA Class 2A state track meet in Peoria Friday, earning the state championship in the long …

IHSA statement on high school sports

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for a special meeting on July 29, and the board announced its intended plans for the 2020-21 school year. The plan has been sent to …
Local news

Indiana man killed in accident

male following a UTV accident on Tuesday night, May 24. Barrett said Edgar County 911 dispatchers were notified of the accident at 10:23 p.m. Tuesday, and the Vermilion Fire Department, Paris Fire …

WIU releases dean’s list

MACOMB — These area students at Western Illinois University made the dean’s list at Western Illinois University for the spring semester: Tucker Marrs of Paris and Maureen McIntire of Casey

ROE #11 supports homeless students

CHARLESTON — Seeking to use COVID related federal funding wisely, the Regional Office of Education #11 reached out to local agencies across its seven-county region to see how they could partner to …

Paris 2022 VBS schedule

he churches of the Paris Ministerial Fellowship invite parents and grandparents to bring their elementary-age children to one or more of the following Vacation Bible Schools this summer. June 5-10 …

Chrisman has good financial standing

CHRISMAN — Black ink has never looked so rosy. Jim Acklin, interim superintendent for Chrisman Community School District #6 discussed finances with school board members during the May 12 board …

Kansas FFA program had a good year

KANSAS —The Kansas High School FFA program had a good year. Ag teacher Amanda Gough provided a brief yearend review to start the Kansas Board of Education meeting Wednesday, May 18. “We had …
Obituaries
Virginia Cunningham Virginia “Ginny” Sue Spencer Cunningham traveled her final path May 24, 2022, at Horizon Health Hospital surrounded by family members. A graveside service is 11 a.m. Friday, May 27, at …
Jerry Thurman Jerry LeRoy Thurman, 81, of Paris, passed away at 11:47 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Cremation was chosen and no services are planned. Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home is assisting the family …
Rebecca Wible TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Rebecca "Becky" Sue Maurer Wible, 78, of Terre Haute, Ind., passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at her residence. She was retired after a 25-year career with Pfizer …
Elva Pierce MARSHALL — Elva E. Pierce, 28, of Martinsville, passed away Monday, May 23, 2022, at her home. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at Pearce Funeral Home. Burial in Ridgelawn …
Doris Kidgell Doris Lorene Kidgell, 95, of Paris, flew into Jesus’ arms Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Twin Lakes Rehab. The family will hold a celebration of life at 5 p.m., Friday, June 10, at Nevins …
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

History of boxing

Edgar County has ties to professional boxing, which may surprise some people. When the late Heck Parrish researched the Edgar County Courthouse he uncovered a story claiming one judge allowed …

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 …