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Ronnie Jewell

Rodney “Ronnie” Clark Jewell, 74, of Charleston, passed away at 10:10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was a labor pool assembler for …

Willie Winschief Jr.

William Wayne “Willie” Winschief Jr., 36, of Paris, passed away at 11:53 a.m. EST Friday, Dec. 7, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind. A memorial visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. …

Virginia Carico

CHRISMAN – Virginia M. Carico, 84, of Chrisman, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at Harrison Crossing, Terre Haute, Ind. She was a stay at home mom, a cook at the Chrisman …

Cathy Leber

MARSHALL – Cathy Leber, 56, of Marshall, passed away at 1:56 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at Gibson Family Hospice in Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind. The family is receiving friends from 5 …

Lloyd Painter

Lloyd R. Painter, 92, of Paris, passed away at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at Paris Healthcare Center. He was a carpet cleaner. A graveside service is 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in Little …

Kenneth Sly

GEORGETOWN – Kenneth “Kenny” E. Sly, 85, of Ridge Farm, passed away at 8:01 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at his home. He worked as a line technician for CCL for 29 years. A …

Rosalie Richey

MARSHALL – Rosalie Richey, 100, of Dayton, Ohio, and formerly of Marshall and Martinsville, died Dec. 1, 2018, at the Brookdale Fox Run Assisted Living Facility, Enon, Ohio. A service honoring …

Carol Craig

Carol Joan Samford Craig, 80, of Chrisman, passed away at 3:21 p.m., Saturday Dec. 1, 2018, at Harrison Crossing, Terre Haute, Ind. She was an elementary school teacher in Chrisman, Evanston and …

Peter Rooney

Peter J. Rooney, 80, of Paris, passed away at 10:25 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at Horizon Health Paris Community Hospital.  Following cremation, a memorial Mass of Christian Burial is 10 …
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The Great Watermelon Drop of 2018

The Paris Fire Department helps the First Christian Church youth group with a food smash by dropping watermelons from the tower truck.

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McCrocklin joins PERK

Some changes are coming to the PERK mentoring program with the addition of Kelly McCrocklin as a trainee. McCrocklin, who recently retired after 41 years with EnerStar, will work with current …

Happy 200th anniverary

HUME – Great things happen when Amy Kincaid, a teacher at Shiloh Elementary School, turns her fourth grade students lose on a project. The students organized an Illinois bicentennial celebration …

Remote water meter reading coming to Kansas

KANSAS – Reading the water meters and calculating the water bills will be much easier in the near future for the village of Kansas. The Kansas Village Board unanimously approved the purchase of …

Big plans for downtown

After several years in the making, a beautification project that will change the look of the Paris downtown is set to start in 2019. Eric Volkmann, president and CEO of Prospect Bank, said the …

Abbreviated court call

The Thanksgiving holiday resulted in an abbreviated court call in Edgar County Circuit Court. Individuals appearing for the Nov. 19 criminal and traffic call included: Charges -Terry L. …

Tunnel of lights added to Holiday in the Park

A tunnel of lights added this year to the Holiday in the Park at Twin Lakes is proving a popular attraction. Holiday in the Park dominated conversation at the Tuesday, Nov. 27, Paris Park Board …

Student arrested for making threats against school

For the second time in November, the Paris Police Department has investigated threats against Paris High School staff and students. Police arrested a 17-year-old male student Nov. 28 after a …

School funds cover student organizations

HUME — School clubs and organizations will no longer need to sell fundraising items to pay for activities, uniforms and other needs, the Shiloh board of education learned during its meeting Monday, …

Christmas is coming to Chrisman

CHRISMAN – The Christmas season officially arrives Wednesday, Dec. 5, when the community celebrates Christmas in Chrisman. Sponsored by the Chrisman Area Community Club with a motto of All …

“Wonderful Life” retold

CHRISMAN – “It’s a Wonderful Life” is such an iconic Christmas fixture it seems an especially difficult challenge to tell the story any other way than how Frank Capra shot the film. Sarah …