Police news
    • Siren Report

      Paris Police Department Oct. 14, at 12:35 a.m., Jose L. Fuentes, 30, 607 Cherry Point, Lot 42, was arrested in the 400 block of North Main …

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      Paris Police Department Oct.13, at 4:54 p.m., Dale L. Porter, 41, 315 S. Central, was arrested at 623 South Austin on an in-state warrant. …

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      Paris Police Department Oct. 11, at 12:43 p.m., Richard T. Smith, 31, Charleston, was stopped at Hunter and Jasper and charged with driving …

Weather

Tri-County’s Kile qualifies for golf state

CRETE — Holden Kile, of the Tri-County Titans golf team, entered into the Beecher Sectional in Crete on Monday morning, Oct. 4.  Kile and his family have been a staple on the golf …

Paris dominates Olney

OLNEY — The Paris Tigers earned another victory this week against the Olney Tigers, bringing their season record to 5-2 and making Paris playoff eligible. It is the fifth year in a row the …

Tennis falls to Robinson

ROBINSON — Paris Tigers girls tennis took on the last remaining undefeated team in the Little Illini Conference, Robinson, Tuesday, Oct 5 in a girls tennis match. Robinson’s number …

Titans fall 55-6

VILLA GROVE — Friday t was the official stretch run in Illinois high school football as week seven of the 2021 season commenced. The Tri-County Titans made the the trek north on Illinois …

Girls take W

The Paris girls tennis team took another win Thursday, this time at the expense of Mattoon, besting the Lady Green Wave 6-3. Paris Coach Stefan Aydt said Mattoon — like the Lady tigers …

Pirates roll over Titans

OAKLAND — It was the Oakland High School Homecoming 2021 on a warm Friday evening at Titans Field as the Tri-County Titans ending a three game homestand hosting the Cumberland Pirates in …
Local news

Court finds probable cause for abuse

The court found probable cause for the Class 2 felony aggravated domestic battery case against Shane Eslinger. Following a preliminary hearing Monday, Oct. 4, Judge David W. Lewis ruled the state …

Finding peace in Mexico

I spent a wonderful sun and pool filled vacation in mid-September when I traveled to my first all-inclusive resort to attend the destination wedding of my niece, Mackenzie. It was my first …

COVID cases slow for third week

Edgar County continues to see a slowing in new COVID-19 cases. Case numbers reported on the Edgar County Public Health Department’s website between Oct. 2 and Oct. 7 showed a total of 52 …

Shiloh student selected for coveted space mission

HUME — Every year, students from 75 countries compete for 400 spaces to fly experiments on rockets and high-altitude balloons. Shaylun Christenberry, a freshman at Shiloh High School, was …

Motorcycle accident claims life of Paris Man

CHARLESTON — The Cole County Sheriff’s Department announced Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 5, that Paul M. Rosser, 43, of Paris, died as the result of a traffic accident in the 100 block of …

4-H offers possibilities

It was a fun evening Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Edgar County 4-H Fairgrounds for a fall festival. “It’s National 4-H Week, and with the pandemic we haven’t been able to do a …
Obituaries
Bradley Robison Bradley Allen Robison, 48, of Carbondale, and formerly of Paris, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, at his residence.A memorial visitation is from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at Templeton Funeral …
Shirley Lage GREENCASTLE, Ind. — Shirley Jean Lage, 80, of Greencastle, Ind., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, at Mill Pond Health Campus. A service is 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Hopkins-Rector …
Patsy Magharea Patsy Lee Magharea, 67, of Decatur, and formerly of Paris, passed away at 11:20 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, at the home of her niece in Paris  A memorial visitation is from 10 a.m. until noon …
Thomas Carroll Thomas David Carroll, 68, of Paris, passed away at 8:48 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. He was the owner of the Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home. A Mass of …
Joan Vice Joan Vice, 87 of Paris, passed away at 11:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at Paris Health and Rehab Center where she was beautifully cared for during the entirety of her stay. She was the …
Editorials

A different world now

Where were you when the world stopped? It’s a grim question, one with answers unique to every individual who has endured a year of living in the pandemic. For some, it was the early …

Thanks, first responders

Edgar County is fortunate to have people willing to drop everything and come running when others need help in an emergency. Thursday afternoon, Jan. 30, clearly illustrated what first responders …

Adult education is key

Paris Union School District 95 took another step to help adults earn their high school diplomas this past week. Paris Superintendent of Schools Jeremy Larson announced plans to offer adult …

Seeing the good and bad in people

It has been an interesting week. Good news came at the end of last week when volunteers with the Salvation Army were doing a final count of kettle donations and found a gold coin wrapped in a …

New year will bring taxing times

The next time someone think lawmakers should do something to make things better for the public, consider this: More than 250 new laws will take effect in Illinois on Jan. 1 and many of them are …
History

Water dousing a special gift

Having a clean and reliable source of water is essential for human life, and the need to secure water gave rise to the ancient practice of using a Y-shaped branch to locate subterranean water. …

Blackburn led settlement

James Blackburn, an early settler in what became Stratton Township, carried on his father’s practice of following the frontier and moving to new ground. His father, William Blackburn, left …

‘45 cycle is dream come true

Scratch any American male and it is likely to reveal a dream vehicle he wants to own. It won’t be the same thing for each guy, and many will never make their dream come true. Clint Gale of …

Local strawberry legacy

June is the month when strawberries begin to ripen in Illinois. I saw a row of them beginning to bloom in a small garden in Redmon last week, and the sight reminded me of when I was a youngster and …

Important byways of old Edgar County

Many of the first major roads and villages of Edgar County in its founding years are different than what we see today. As settlers needed roads in the 1830s to get to Paris and other important …