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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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
KANSAS — There is something new in the Kansas High School welding shop that has both students and teachers excited. A computer numerical controlled (CNC) plasma cutter and a new air … more
$4,463,255.35. That’s the grant total received by Paris Union School District 95 since the beginning of the fiscal year on July 1, 2021, according to Paris 95 Superintendent of Schools … more
CHRISMAN — The Chrisman City Council is facing a conundrum regarding how to install Christmas decorations this year. The city’s bucket truck, which was used in the past, to hang … more
HUME — The Shiloh Board of Education met Monday, Oct. 18, and one of the main points of discussion was issuing an increased tax levy. The wind turbines now generating electricity within the … more
Even though new COVID-19 cases dropped between Oct. 16 and Oct. 21, two more deaths were listed on the Edgar County Public Health Department’s website. The pandemic death toll in Edgar … more
KANSAS — A growing teacher shortage concerns Cindy Spencer, principal/superintendent for the Kansas Community Unit School District #3. Spencer informed Unit #3 school board members … more
BROCTON — The village of Brocton took action Oct. 13, to position itself for the next phase of installing new water mains. Village trustees approved the sale of $676,000 in water bonds. The … more
The Paris High School Board of Education met Tuesday, Oct. 12, and reviewed gifts and needed work projects Danette Young’s superintendent’s report recommended accepting donations from … more
The Crestwood Board of Education moved quickly through the agenda Wednesday, Oct. 13. The board approved an intergovernmental agreement with the non-profit Schools of Illinois Public Cooperative … more
The following people were among those on the call list for the Oct. 4 and Oct. 7 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court. In custody Kylee J. Beaven, 35, Paris, appeared in … more
COVID-19 increased its grip on Edgar County in the last week. Between Oct. 9 and Oct. 15, the Edgar County Public Health Department reported 73 new positive cases. The prior week had a total of 52 … more
Conan McArthur, who is accused of setting the July 19 fire that closed the Save A Lot store in Paris, appeared for a bond modification hearing Monday, Oct. 4. McArthur, 30, a Canadian national, … more
An Edgar County jury convicted Brandon Ford, 41, of a Class X felony of sexual assault of a child and a Class 1 felony of criminal sexual assault Wednesday morning, Oct. 6. The jury took about 22 … more
A new Plant Manager for Pretium Packaging has been announced.  Jeff Davis joined Pretium Packaging as the plant manager in April, and he is upbeat about the future of the plastic container … more
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