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Clarence Kirby Jr.

Clarence Arthur “Bud” Kirby Jr., 84, of Paris, passed away at 11:43 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at Horizon Health Paris Community Hospital. A service celebrating his life is 1 p.m. …

Harold Morecraft

Harold E. Morecraft, 77, of Dennison, passed away at 3:04 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at the Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care, Terre Haute, Ind. A service honoring his life is 2 p.m. …

Ruth Davis

DALLAS, Texas – Ruth Alice Davis née Borland, 96, died peacefully and surrounded by family Feb. 19, 2019, in Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Davis was born Sept. 26, 1922, at Christiana, Pa., the …

Stanley Martin

CHRISMAN – Stanley W. Martin of Chrisman went home to be with the Lord Feb. 19, 2019, on his 89th birthday. He was retired from O’Neal Brothers at Danville. A funeral service is noon …

James Harris

James “Jim” Robert Harris, 87, of Redmon, passed away at 7:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was employed at Goding Boot Factory and the A & P Store in Paris …

Nellie Vail

KANSAS – Nellie Lucille Vail, 91, of Kansas, passed away at 7:24 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, at her residence. She was retired after a career with AT&T of more than 20 years. A graveside …

Cindy Ingram

Cindy Mabel Ingram, 57, of Paris, passed away at 2:50 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2019, at Twin Lakes Rehab and Health Care. No services are planned. Templeton Funeral Home is in charge of the …

Robert McCall Jr.

Robert James McCall Jr., 69, of Paris, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind. Visitation is from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Templeton Funeral …

Linda Hovis

Linda Kaye Hovis, 55, of Paris, passed away at 10:30 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind. She was employed at Wal-Mart in Paris as a greeter and had also worked in …
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EZ Care opens in Marshall

A new EZ Care walk-in clinic, a service of Horizon Health, is now open in Marshall at Illinois Highway 1 and U.S. 40. EZ Care–Marshall is located in the former Wellum chiropractic building at …

Thief sentenced to 60 days in jail

A theft conviction is resulting in at least a 30-day jail term for Dustin Allen Watson, 34, Brocton. Watson appeared Feb. 4 in Edgar County Circuit Court and pleaded guilty to a Class A …

ECCEL introduces students to opportunities

Students and representatives involved with the Edgar Clark Career and Exploration Academy (ECCEL) outlined their work and the opportunities the educational venture provides during the Monday, Feb. …

People, actions matter

CHRISMAN – When Nathan Harmon speaks students can’t help but listen. The young man from Indiana did an assembly and all-day breakout sessions with Chrisman High School and junior high students …

Brocton receives $500,000 DCEO grant

BROCTON – Mayor Dennis Cary delivered some good news to the Brocton Village Board during the Wednesday, Feb. 13, meeting. Cary confirmed the village was selected for a $500,000 grant from the …

Think Pads are a boon for Crestwood

Crestwood eighth graders are expanding their technology knowledge thanks to the Think Pads each student is using, the Crestwood Unit 4 school board members learned during its February meeting …

Examination reveals Unit 6 tech needs review

CHRISMAN – Following a poor performance by Chrisman Junior High School students on the Illinois Assessment of Readiness test the school district is working with the Illinois State Board of …

Staley Bridge set back again

The joint effort by Edgar County and Elbridge Township to build a new bridge over Sugar Creek has taken another hit. County engineer Aaron Lawson met with Edgar County Board members on this topic …

High school walking path gets another look

Paris may once again seek the means to build a walking/biking path between Twin Lakes Park and Paris Cooperative High School. The city council has scheduled a public hearing on the proposed route, …

SNAP benefits will be issued on March 1

CHICAGO – March Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will be issued early to Illinois customers, according to an announcement made Wednesday, Feb. 13, by the Illinois …