Obituaries
    • Rita Brink

      LOGANSPORT, Ind.—Rita Kathleen Brink, 67, of Aurora, passed away from complications of ALS on July 4.   The mass of Christian burial is …

    • Firma Edwards

      Firma Elaine Edwards, 85, of Paris, passed away at 8:35 p.m. on Friday, July 5, 2024, at Twin Lakes Rehab in Paris. Private services will …

    • Robert Lee England

      Robert Lee England, 78, of Paris, passed away at 1:55 a.m. Sunday, July 7, 2024, at Twin Lakes Rehab & Health Care. He was retired after …

    • Billy Maynard

      Billy Joe Maynard Jr., 53, of Paris, passed away at 4:37 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at his home.  A memorial service is at 5 …

    • Bruce Hunt

      Bruce Lee Hunt, 44, of Paris, passed away at 9:33 a.m. Thursday, July 4, 2024, at Casey Healthcare Center in Casey. All services will be …

All-Star game brings former Tigers back to action

TERRE HAUTE – Three Paris football players donned the orange and black for the last time Saturday, June 22, as members of the Gold Division in the 20th annual Wabash Valley Football Coaches …
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Siren Report
    • Siren Report, July 3-5

      Paris Police Department July 3, at 12:31 a.m., Randy J. Bramlett, 57, was arrested at 310 W. Jasper and charged with criminal damage to …

    • Siren Report, July 1

      Paris Police Department July 1, at 12:27 a.m., Kenneth E. Hovis, 59, was cited at High and Floyd and was charged with driving while license …

    • Siren Report, June 29

      Paris Police Department June 29, at 10:16 a.m., Ryan M. Morris, 18, was cited at the corner of Court and Jefferson. Morris was charged with …

    • Siren Report, June 22-24

      Paris Police Department June 22, at 12:22 p.m., Harley R. Baker, 23, was arrested at 414 W Jasper and was charged with Forgery. Baker was …

    • Siren Report, June 20-21

      Paris Police Department June 20, at 9:56 p.m., Chad E. Mullenix was arrested at 314 N Central on an Edgar County warrant. Mullenix was …

School News

Edgar County students recognized for EIU English Summer Camp participation

Edgar County students, Ali Cash and Kiera Close, attended the EIU English Studies Summer Camp in Charleston, Ill with 20 other high school students. Students had the option between a residency or …

Horizon Health sports physicals support schools

Throughout July, students can get a sports physical at Horizon Health and half of the cost will be donated to the booster club of their choice. These promotional sports physicals will be …

4H state-wide cooking challenge is success

DECATUR, Ill. —  The Illinois 4-H Food Challenge had its first culminating statewide event on June 1, bringing together talented young chefs from across the state to showcase their …
History

Thomas Sunkel: a Paris baseball legend

Born on a farm on Aug. 9, 1912, Paris resident Thomas “Lefty” Sunkel has always been remembered for his big heart and dedication to the Edgar County baseball world. Sunkel made his …
    • Lakers have rich history

      Even with only a 2,500 maximum capacity, Laker Stadium used to be filled with fans ready to watch a game of baseball. To be more specific, a …

    • ‘Couriering’ the future

      A 1938 newspaper headline from Baltimore declared “Debutante to Be Courier in Wilds of Kentucky Hills.” The article detailed the …

Lifestyle
Outlaw Grill opens for season At 11 a.m., June 24, Southfork Homestead opened their restaurant, Outlaw Grill, for the season. “We opened the restaurant in 2021 due to the busyness of the farm,” said owner Michael …
Theatre Alumni return to PCOFA stage this summer Tickets for the Paris Community Theater’s production “Chicago: The Musical” go on sale Monday ahead of the PCT’s July 12-14 at the Paris Center of Fine Arts. Tickets are …
Summer fun in a small town With the turn of the calendar page summer is officially here and school is no longer in session, giving many Edgar County residents time to relax, rewind and enjoy extra family time. …
Health
Kim Ross is the new health department director Kim Ross, originally from Charleston, has a long history working in public health in the region. Ross is the new administrator for the Edgar County Health Department. She has a master’s in …
Horizon Health EMS awarded for exceptional service A Horizon Health ambulance crew wasn’t expecting kudos when they responded to a call of a choking victim earlier this year. But unbeknown to them, a special award would follow for their …
A spray that saves lives The opioid crisis continues to wreak havoc in Edgar County and on communities nationwide. Overdose deaths related to opioids have reached alarming levels, with the National Center for Health …
Faith
Paris native and MAF missionary clings to hope NAMPA, Ida. – When David Carwell first opened the cover of “Jungle Pilot: The Gripping Story of the Life and Witness of Nate Saint, Martyred Missionary to Ecuador” at age 16, he …
Finding Christmas spirit again I do not know about you, but with every passing year, I struggle more and more with finding “Christmas spirit.” When I was a kid, it came to me so easily, the excitement came with …
The Christmas Story (The following Christmas reflections were written by the late Billy Graham, recognized as one of the greatest preachers of the 20th century.) The key to Christmas is to remember what it is …
Art

Link Art Gallery showcases artists

 Dave Egan started working in colored pencil at age five, like many children, but it was something he hadn’t done for 40 years. After years of farming, only coloring his …

Patrons of the arts celebrate the first inductees to PCOFA’s Hall of Fame

Getting to go backstage and experience the thrill of a theatre production is a rare treat. For art connoisseurs in Edgar County, Saturday, Jan. 13 brought an opportunity to go backstage and witness …
Link Art Gallery Reception and Opening for ‘Fertile Inspirations’ HAPPENED ON FRIDAY, JAN. 12

Fertile Inspirations draws a crowd despite weather

Local art aficionados milled about among three galleries of works for the opening reception of “Fertile Inspirations” at the Link Art Gallery on Friday, Jan. 12. The exhibit …

Underdogs take center stage

Paris High School is buzzing with excitement as it prepares for its upcoming drama production of “Puffs,” a whimsical and spellbinding journey into the world of wizardry. Set to …

Tablescape competition coming to PCOFA

The Paris Center of Fine Arts oversight committee is hosting the community’s first tablescapes event, Scapes On Stage, Jan. 12-13. The brainchild of PCOFA manager Tanner Laughlin, the …

Magic and Marvel come to the Fine Arts Center with master illusionist

The world’s top touring illusionist is returning to Edgar County on Oct. 29. Reza, the two-time winner of Branson’s Magician of the Year award, first debuted his act at the Paris …