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Hiram Weaver III

Hiram Kenneth Weaver III, 41 of Normal, and formerly of Paris, passed away at 7 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2019, at his residence. Following cremation, memorial services are 10 a.m. Saturday, July 20, …

Bob Jacobs

WESTFIELD – Robert “Bob” Leroy Jacobs, 89, of Westfield, passed away 10:45 a.m. Sunday, June 23, 2019, at his home. A graveside service and burial is 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, …

Shirley Guinn

MARTINSVILLE – Shirley Denise Guinn, 64, of Martinsville, passed away 2:15 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2019, in the Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care, Terre Haute, Ind. A celebration of life …

Janet Dunn

PEORIA – Janet Nicole Dunn, 37, of Peoria, and formerly of Paris, passed away at her home Friday, June 14, 2019. A private memorial service for family and close friends is at a later …

Helen Thompson

MARSHALL – Helen Joan Thompson, 89, of Goshen, Ind., passed away Jan. 5, 2019, at Waterford Crossings Health Center, Goshen, Ind. A memorial celebration of life was Jan. 12, at Pleasant View …

William Thompson

MARSHALL ¬ – William L. Thompson, 90, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Goshen Hospital, Goshen, Ind. A celebration of life service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Pearce Funeral …

Betty Sudduth

Betty Luella Sudduth, 71, of Paris, passed away at 11:57 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, …

Mary Garman

Mary H. Garman, 59, of Covington, Ind., and formerly of Edgar County, passed away at 5:05 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. She was a Vocational Coordinator for VASE …

Gary Bell

Gary W. Bell, 68, of Hume, passed away at 11:32 p.m., Tuesday June 11, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Following cremation, a graveside service is 11 a.m. Friday, June 21, in Young …
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The Great Watermelon Drop of 2018

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Towell going to prison after failing at probation

Failure to comply with his initial drug conviction sentencing has earned Andrew D. Towell a couple of years in prison. Towell, 35, Paris, appeared during the June 13 criminal and traffic call in …

Rain closes Clark Road bridge

The Edgar County Highway Department was forced to take emergency action and close Clark Road earlier this week. A bridge approximately one-quarter mile east of 2075th Street is out, forcing the …

Fashion hits the road

Robin Wahl, owner of the Hairport in Brocton, has a new business venture. “I’ve been doing the Anela Boutique for three years,” said Wahl. “It’s a vintage-inspired clothing style store …

Arts Midwest grant helps Paris Center of Fine Arts

An Arts Midwest Touring Fund grant of $1,200 to the Paris Center of Fine Arts is helping offset the booking fee for Artrageous – a multidisciplinary approach incorporating a performance of live …

County Fair time is coming fast

The 158th Edgar County Fair, which begins July 20, has expanded its program to include a rodeo and special entertainment. The special entertainment — Pfreak Show Band — is scheduled at 8 p.m. …

Chrisman is pro-district

CHRISMAN – The Chrisman City Council endorsed a plan Monday, June 17, to create a special service area in northern Edgar County capable of taxing to underwrite ambulance service for the area. …

A+ summer maintenance

HUME — Summer maintenance — including replacement of the gym bleachers‚ is well underway, the Shiloh School board learned during its June meeting Monday, June 17. The board members received …

Horizon Health awards $6,000 in scholarships

Horizon Health has awarded $6,000 in scholarships to local students to further their education in the medical field. Scholarship winners for the 2019-2020 school year are as follows: PCH …

Horizon Health announces new staff

Horizon Health announces the addition of two nurse practitioners who will help support existing practices in the Paris Clinic. Kayla Ogle joins physician Lauren Fore’s family medicine practice …

Paris High School preps for 2019-2020

The 2018-2019 school year has been over less than a month but the Paris High School board of directors spent most of its meeting Monday, June 10, preparing for the new school year by hiring teachers, …