Paris High School is without a principal/director after one finalist declined the position and another withdrew, the Paris Cooperative High School board announced following a special meeting Monday.The statement issued by the board following a 55-... more
A crop duster comes in low over the power lines while lining up to spray a Shiloh Township cornfield during the evening hours July 19. (Gary Henry/The Prairie Press)
When the corn and beans are up, it gets busy around the Edgar County Airport. Spraying services use the airport as a base for ground crews to fuel planes and load the chemicals area farmers want applied when the crops get too tall for... more
Faith in Action of Edgar County has a new home. The Christian-based volunteer group has moved its offices into a brick building at 239 W. Wood Street. (Bethanny Lawson/The Prairie Press)
Faith in Action of Edgar County recently moved to a new office site. Previously located at 104 E. Washington Street, the ministry settled into a different building at 239 W. Wood Street as of June 29.FIA was seeking a new site for some time.... more
The Roxy Roller Rink with its walls opened up shortly after Bill and Glenie Sutton bought it and changed its name to The Twin Lakes Roller Rink. (Special to The Prairie Press)
“You put your right foot in. You take your right foot out. You put your right foot in. And you shake it all about. You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around. That’s what its all about.”  —Traditional songThe... more
Edgar County gardeners are harvesting their first homegrown tomatoes of the summer and the Downtown Paris Farmers Market will soon be filled with their juicy goodness. (Special to The Prairie Press)
As I was coming out of a stop Friday, Warren Sperry stopped me and asked me if I was fixed for tomatoes, cucumbers and other wares from his garden. My answer of course was, “Can you ever have enough garden fresh tomatoes?” I... more
The often-delayed murder case against James Zackary Watson, 35, Paris, was postponed again July 20 per a defense request.“My private investigator is not able to continue for medical reasons. I had to find another investigator,” said... more
A crop duster comes in low over the power lines while lining up to spray a Shiloh Township cornfield during the evening hours July 19. (Gary Henry/The Prairie Press)
Faith in Action of Edgar County has a new home. The Christian-based volunteer group has moved its offices into a brick building at 239 W. Wood Street. (Bethanny Lawson/The Prairie Press)
The Roxy Roller Rink with its walls opened up shortly after Bill and Glenie Sutton bought it and changed its name to The Twin Lakes Roller Rink. (Special to The Prairie Press)
Edgar County gardeners are harvesting their first homegrown tomatoes of the summer and the Downtown Paris Farmers Market will soon be filled with their juicy goodness. (Special to The Prairie Press)

Barbara A. Todd

Barbara A. Todd

DANVILLE — Barbara Ann Todd, 79, of Danville passed away peacefully with her BFF, Karen Appleby by her side on July 25, 2017 at 3:10 am in Danville, IL.

Dick Henson

Richard “Dick” Pennington Henson, 86, of Paris, passed away at 12:20 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Paris Community Hospital.

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The three Paris Little League All-Stars teams — fresh from each winning a district title — are competing for a trip to the state tourney this week in sub-states around Illinois.

Obituaries

Barbara A. Todd

DANVILLE — Barbara Ann Todd, 79, of Danville passed away peacefully with her BFF, Karen Appleby by her side on July 25, 2017 at 3:10 am in Danville, IL.

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