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It is not often that I get to write something for the paper as myself, the woman behind one of the many desks at 101 N. Central, but this week I have the distinct honor of writing a letter not to the … more
As spring brings new life to the prairie, it also brings new developments in Edgar County. During its Wednesday, May 8 meeting, the Edgar County Board reported significant progress on several large … more
Mike Reed officially has control of his schedule, after retirement in mid-April as postmaster for the Paris branch of the United States Postal Service(USPS). Reed spent time recently writing a … more
After volunteering with her two sons at the Tom Jones Challenger League in Champaign, Amanda Minor set out to bring the same opportunity to Paris. Challenger League is a baseball league for … more
The breakfast buffet at the Paris Family Restaurant got off to an early start on Thursday, May 2 when pastors, congregants and community groups gathered to observe the National Day of Prayer … more
  The Paris Little League is in full swing. The first games of the season are set to be played at Frost Field and Rural King Field, according to Little League President Alex Elmore. In … more
“When we recover loudly, we stop others from dying quietly,” a freshly painted window at J’s Laundry on Jefferson Street proudly declares, surrounded by colorful flowers and an … more
After months of anticipation, the Paris 95 Board of Education named the district’s new superintendent. Mary Morgan Ryan, currently the Assistant Superintendent of Technology, Communication, and … more
Volunteer Week offers individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life the opportunity to recognize and honor the incredible contributions of volunteers, including those in healthcare, community … more
The Paris City Council adopted the budget for 2025’s fiscal year, estimating they will see revenue of more than $25 million during its regular, bi-weekly meeting Monday, April 22. The … more
Vehicles crowded the parking lot and visitors packed the meeting room of the Edgar County Highway Department on Thursday, April 25. Members of the Edgar County Board, the Highway Department, … more
Before the days of both Starbucks and Scooters on Jasper Street, Paris and its surrounding area was a coffee-shop dessert. Coffee was a mug enjoyed with the accompaniment of delicious breakfasts at … more
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Rev. Jack Young, a visionary leader and the esteemed founder of the Human Resources Center of Edgar and Clark Counties (HRC). Rev. … more
Kevin Tracy, a Mattoon native and Charleston resident, owns his own masonry business, Kross Masonry, but what was once a hobby is leading Tracy to “trade bricks for brix.” The … more
The 2023-24 basketball season proved to be a landmark year for the Crestwood Eagles. Across their seventh and eighth-grade basketball programs, the Eagles notched a combined record of 85-16. Both … more
An intense blaze at a rural residence south of Paris is the latest in a significant surge of structure fires sweeping across Edgar County. Trucks from the Paris Community Fire Protection … more
An early morning structure fire at the corner of Wood and Sheriff Streets in Paris marked the latest development in a busy week for the Paris Fire Department. Firefighters responded to the scene … more
CHRISMAN – A fateful, head-on collision occurred shortly after 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15, resulting in the death of a Chrisman resident. Two vehicles collided on Illinois Route 1, … more
Publisher’s note: The results of Friday night’s state match between Mayo and Staunton were unavailable at press time. For updates and scores, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or visit … more
The Shiloh Board of Education and its Superintendent, Bill Myers, decided to part ways during a special board meeting held Monday, March 4. Myers was not present at the meeting but the board … more
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