Edgar County 4-H’ers and adult volunteers work to prepare the river of potatoes in preparation for today’s annual Edgar County 4-H Barbecue. Serving is from 4-7 p.m. today at the 4-H fairgrounds with eat-in, carryout and drive-through options available. (Nancy Zeman/The Prairie Press)
The aroma of 1,400 pounds of pork chops will fill the air at the Edgar County 4-H Fairgrounds this afternoon as the annual 4-H Barbecue is scheduled from 4-7 p.m.According to Brad Cash, who along with his wife, Sharon, served as general chairman of... more
Nate Alexander has a goal to make Lake Ridge Christian Church appealing to those who find church involvement irrelevant. In the photo, he delivers a sermon during a contemporary style service in the church gym. A traditional service occurs in the church sanctuary. (Special to The Prairie Press)
Nate Alexander, senior minister at Lake Ridge Christian Church, is trying to reach the world with God’s message of love. Along with the staff and congregation of Lake Ridge, he is striving to break down negative walls keeping people away... more
William P. Dole, seated, and Lincoln’s personal secretary John Nicolay are pictured outside their tent in Big Lake, Minn., on August 24, 1862. They were en route to try and procure a peace treaty with the Chippewa Indians. (Special to The Prairie Press)
Edgar County has been graced by many prominent families including the Alexander family, the Rives family and the Eads family — many of these families counted as their friends politicians of the time including Abraham Lincoln. One family... more
Southern Indiana farmers have their sweet corn on the market, and Edgar County isn’t far behind. (Special to The Prairie Press)
Returning from a lunch date Thursday, I passed a pickup truck parked in a West Jasper Street lot with the sign proclaiming Indiana sweet corn.How can your heart not skip a beat to know that when southern Indiana area sweet corn is available can... more
Robin Trapp, left, and Corrie Brinkerhoff, right, did as much work as possible themselves in remodeling a house at 110 E. Madison for their Betty Jane’s Kitchen, a bakery and coffee shop. Their work included fabricating this display case and order counter. The glassed section is made from salvaged doors. (Gary Henry/The Prairie Press)
Everything about Betty Jane’s Kitchen says home – the look, the aromas of fresh brewed coffee and baked goods wafting through the air and the emphasis on made from scratch with fresh ingredients.It is like going to visit an indulgent... more
Class 16 and under state champions are the Illiana Dream Seams who took the title last weekend in Kankakee. Team members are kneeling, from left, Nyah Laino (Oblong), Carlei Sapp (Paris) and Aubrey Sanders ( Paris). Standing, from left, Abbie Dart (Oblong), Kaitlyn Mathews (Paris), Katy Powell ( Robinson), Harley Mason (Casey), Kenzie Smith (Newton), Macy Clark (Marshall), Camryn Travis (Oblong), Jaedyn Johnson (Robinson) and Maggie York (Paris) (Special to The Prairie Press)
KANKAKEE — The Illiana Dream Seams 16 and under softball team brought home the NSA state championship last weekend in Kankakee, rolling through the tough tourney with a perfect 6-0 record.The team — made up of softball players from Paris... more
Edgar County 4-H’ers and adult volunteers work to prepare the river of potatoes in preparation for today’s annual Edgar County 4-H Barbecue. Serving is from 4-7 p.m. today at the 4-H fairgrounds with eat-in, carryout and drive-through options available. (Nancy Zeman/The Prairie Press)
Nate Alexander has a goal to make Lake Ridge Christian Church appealing to those who find church involvement irrelevant. In the photo, he delivers a sermon during a contemporary style service in the church gym. A traditional service occurs in the church sanctuary. (Special to The Prairie Press)
William P. Dole, seated, and Lincoln’s personal secretary John Nicolay are pictured outside their tent in Big Lake, Minn., on August 24, 1862. They were en route to try and procure a peace treaty with the Chippewa Indians. (Special to The Prairie Press)
Southern Indiana farmers have their sweet corn on the market, and Edgar County isn’t far behind. (Special to The Prairie Press)
Robin Trapp, left, and Corrie Brinkerhoff, right, did as much work as possible themselves in remodeling a house at 110 E. Madison for their Betty Jane’s Kitchen, a bakery and coffee shop. Their work included fabricating this display case and order counter. The glassed section is made from salvaged doors. (Gary Henry/The Prairie Press)
Class 16 and under state champions are the Illiana Dream Seams who took the title last weekend in Kankakee. Team members are kneeling, from left, Nyah Laino (Oblong), Carlei Sapp (Paris) and Aubrey Sanders ( Paris). Standing, from left, Abbie Dart (Oblong), Kaitlyn Mathews (Paris), Katy Powell ( Robinson), Harley Mason (Casey), Kenzie Smith (Newton), Macy Clark (Marshall), Camryn Travis (Oblong), Jaedyn Johnson (Robinson) and Maggie York (Paris) (Special to The Prairie Press)

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Class 16 and under state champions are the Illiana Dream Seams who took the title last weekend in Kankakee. Team members are kneeling, from left, Nyah Laino (Oblong), Carlei Sapp (Paris) and Aubrey Sanders ( Paris). Standing, from left, Abbie Dart (Oblong), Kaitlyn Mathews (Paris), Katy Powell ( Robinson), Harley Mason (Casey), Kenzie Smith (Newton), Macy Clark (Marshall), Camryn Travis (Oblong), Jaedyn Johnson (Robinson) and Maggie York (Paris) (Special to The Prairie Press)

KANKAKEE — The Illiana Dream Seams 16 and under softball team brought home the NSA state championship last weekend in Kankakee, rolling through the tough tourney with a perfect 6-0 record.

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