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Jean Daughhetee

Jean Daughhetee, 91, of Paris, passed away at 10:43 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care, Terre Haute, Ind. She was a license investigator for the State of …

Patty Hickox

CASEY – Patricia Gail “Patty” Hickox, 64, of Casey, passed away at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at Casey Health Care Center.  A funeral service is 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. …

Charlotte Thompson

CASEY – Charlotte Diane Thompson, 72, of Earlville, passed away at 5:17 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at the home of her son in Normal. A funeral service is 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at …

Marilyn Osborne

CASEY – Marilyn Marie Osborne, 66, of Casey, and formerly of Danville, passed away at 4:53 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at the home of her daughter in Westfield.  A funeral service is 2 …

Perry Walls

Perry Dean Walls, 82, of Paris, passed away at 11:24 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Horizon Health Paris Community Hospital. He was retired after more than 35 years as a welding superintendent at …

Candy Barnhart

MARSHALL – Candace S. “Candy” Barnhart, 65, of Marshall, passed away 4:57 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind. A service …

Oscar Stinson

CASEY – Oscar Thomas Stinson, 90, of Casey, and formerly of Fairbanks, Ind., passed away at 10:55 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at Heartland Nursing Center. A funeral service is 1 p.m. …

Barbara Switzer

Barbara Ellen Switzer, 90, of Paris, passed away at 6 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind. She was a house cleaner and was previously employed by U.O. Colson and …

Keith Goodwin

Keith Allen Goodwin, 29, of Paris, passed away at 10:12 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at his residence. All services and burial are private. Templeton Funeral Home of Paris is in charge of the …
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The Great Watermelon Drop of 2018

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WIC still active despite shutdown

The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program administered by the Edgar County Health Department remains viable and in service, at least for the time being. WIC is a federally funded program …

Horizon Health welcomes provider

An Illinois native has joined the staff at Horizon Health’s dermatology department. Angie Hamilton, family nurse practitioner, and her staff welcomed Joy Williams, as a new provider to the …

Community plans children’s show

The Paris Community Theater is planning three productions during 2019 —including a children’s show, according to Tanner Laughlin, one of the directors of the group. “We’re excited to …

Court will sustain charges

The felony prosecution of Justin Hefner cleared another hurdle Monday, Jan. 14. Hefner, 41, of Terre Haute, Ind., and formerly of Paris, appeared in custody for the preliminary hearing to …

New officer continues tradition

A grandfather’s influence helped shape Brice Cannon’s career choices. “My grandfather was sheriff of Wayne County for 22 years,” said Cannon, who is the newest member of the Paris Police …

Henness announces retirement

Paris Police Chief Mike Henness is preparing to retire. The city council reluctantly accepted his retirement letter during the Monday, Jan. 14, meeting. “It is with regret that we take this …

Chrisman school district at top of financial standing

CHRISMAN – Sitting on healthy cash reserves and without debt, the Chrisman Community Unit School District received a 4.0 rating for financial recognition status by the Illinois State Board of …

Alternative education

A new Paris Union School District 95 program is providing 18 teenagers a pathway to receive their high school diplomas — by computer. The program currently has students in middle school through …

Hasten retained as Unit 3 interim superintendent

KANSAS – John Hasten will once again lead Kansas Community School District 3. Following a closed session at the regular school board meeting Wednesday, Jan. 16, board members voted to re-employ …

Mystery contamination

Paris firefighters along with city street and sewer workers were busy during the late afternoon Wednesday, Jan. 16, with an emergency situation to contain a contamination spill in a small, unnamed …