Oct. 19, 2020

Siren Report

Paris Police Department Oct. 16, at 6:50 a.m., a two-vehicle, non-injury accident occurred at 671 W. Madison Street. The first vehicle involved was a 2016 Ford sedan driven by Connor R. Polk, 23, …
Oct. 16, 2020

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Paris Police Department Oct. 15, at 4:35 a.m., Kayleb C. Ooley, 25, Colorado, was stopped at Jefferson and Liberty and charged with no valid drivers license. Ooley was released on a notice to …
Oct. 14, 2020

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Paris Police Department Oct. 13, at 9:55 a.m., James C. Tretter, 40, 305 Chestnut, was arrested at 408 North Jefferson on an Edgar County warrant. Tretter was transported to the Edgar County Jail …
Oct. 13, 2020

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Paris Police Department Oct. 12, at 4:03 a.m., Stephen J. Fuller, 43, St. Bernice, Ind., was arrested in the 400 block of West Court on a Coles County warrant and additionally charged with …
Oct. 12, 2020

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Paris Police Department Oct. 9, no time provided, Jennifer Gosnell, 51, 803 West End, was stopped at Jefferson and Washington and charged with no valid license and expired registration. Gosnell …
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Sports

LIC girls tennis here today

The Paris Lady Tigers girls tennis team is hosting the Little Illini Conference tournament beginning today at both the PHS courts at Paris High School as well as the newly-refurbished Allen Field …

Titans end pandemic seasons

MOWEAQUA — It was advance or go-home time for boys high school golfers in the state of Illinois as the 2020 condensed post-season began on Monday as the Tri-County Titans made the trek west to …

Paris has good day at conference

OLNEY — The Paris Tiger golf teams took part in the Little Illini Conference held at the Richland Country Club in Olney on Monday and returned home with plenty of hardware to add to the PHS …

TCT’s Kile wins LPC

FORSYTH — Tri-County’s Holden Kile didn’t let a 10th seed bother him as he took the first tee in the annual Lincoln Prairie Conference  golf championships Wednesday at Hickory …

Lady Eagles dominate

For the first time since 2015, the Crestwood Lady Eagle softball team claimed an IESA Class 8A Regional Championship Saturday, Sept. 26, with a road victory against Danville Schlarman 8-0. In …

Mayo ends drought

The last time that the Mayo Lady Redbird softball team captured a regional championship, most of the players’ parents were spraying on the AquaNet, pulling on their leg-warmers and brushing …

IHSA statement on high school sports

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for a special meeting on July 29, and the board announced its intended plans for the 2020-21 school year. The plan has been sent to …

New youth sports guidelines drastically limit allowable competition

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois officials released new guidelines for youth and recreational sports Wednesday drastically limiting allowable activities based on the risk of spreading the novel …

Baseball in limbo for now

For the first time in the last six seasons, the Paris Tigers’ baseball team failed to reach the 20-win plateau. They did record 19 victories in a season that saw them lose nine starters …
Local news

The time is right for David Wright

A long-time familiar face in the Edgar County Supervisor of Assessments Office will no longer be greeting the public and helping citizens work through the meaning of assessments. David Wright is …

Fires sweep through area

It looked like the world was on fire in parts of Edgar County Wednesday, Oct. 14, when multiple and simultaneous field fires were burning over large tracts of the county. Smoke from the combined …

New law enforcement task force created

The long arm of the law is getting ready to flex. An intergovernmental agreement between the Edgar County Board and the Paris City Council was approved earlier in the week creating the Drug Task …

12 Paris 95 staff are contact traced

Paris Union School District 95 administrators faced their strongest test yet to keep school’s open due to COVID-19 during the Columbus Day weekend, Paris 95 Superintendent of Schools Jeremy …

Paris seeks beautification money; sets trick-or-treat time

The city wants to move ahead with a downtown beautification project that includes new sidewalks, plantings and decorative lighting. Finding the funds to do so is the next step. A required public …

Edgar County Board addresses multiple issues

The Edgar County Board had a full slate of items to address during the study session Tuesday, Oct. 13, and the regular board meeting Wednesday, Oct. 14. Financial matters are always an important …

Scholarships available through EnerStar

Illinois electric cooperatives will award 12 scholarships in 2021 to financially assist deserving students in the electric cooperative family. The 12 scholarships, $2,000 each, will be awarded …

Nearly 50 attend Life Defenders

Nearly 50 people from clergy to students attended the Life Defenders workshop at the Knights of Columbus Hall Saturday, Oct. 3. The event, hosted by Right to Life in Edgar County, brought in …

Cases called forward in the Edgar County Circuit

The following cases were called during the Sept. 28 and Oct. 1 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court:   In custody νGarrett A. Comstock, 30, Paris, appeared in …

Rail crossing overhaul will start Oct. 12

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Jasper Street between Grandview Street and Jefferson Street in Paris will close Oct 12. The closure is necessary for the Decatur Eastern …
Milestones
Pines celebrate their 50th anniversary Dennis  and Mary Lou Pine, 20906 North Bluegrass Road, Martinsville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 1. The couple are longtime members of the Bell Ridge Christian Church and …