Police news
    • Siren Report

      Paris Police Department Jan. 20, at 12:25 a.m., Cheyenne N. Watson, 22, Marshall, was arrested at 607 Cherry Point, Lot 52, and charged with …

    • Siren Report

      Paris Police Department Jan. 18, at 12:36 a.m., Jeremiah R. Mason, 43, 411 E. Newton, was arrested at Union and Walcott and charged with …

    • Siren Report

      Paris Police Department Jan 14, at 8:12 a.m., Michael R. Coe, 43, Chrisman, was arrested at 8 Highland Court and charged with criminal damage …

Weather

Lady Tigers pick up 2 wins

Due to a scheduling logjam because of the Little Illini Conference Tourney hosted by Paris, Ernie Eveland gym got some unexpected use Thursday evening as the Effingham Lady Hearts came to town, …

Tigers take home victory

The Paris Tigers hosted the Sullivan Redskins on Tuesday evening at Paris High School for a non-conference matchup narrowly defeating the visitors 48-43. With the victory, the Tigers improve to …

TCT girls set sights on LPC title

ARGENTA — Following two wins last week, the fourth-ranked Tri-County Titans girls hoops team was back on the court in Argenta Monday, folling to a 60-18 win over the hosts. Currently ranked …

Titans fall to Broncos

OAKLAND — After going 2-1 the previous week, the Tri-County Titans boys basketball team was back on the court Tuesday, continuing a tough five game stretch for Lincoln Prairie Conference action …

Cardinals face a loss

CHRISMAN — The Chrisman Lady Cardinals have experience a disappointing season recently with a series of three losses. The team lost 60-28 to Watseka on Jan. 4; 52-23 to Westville on Dec. 2; …

Redbirds have mixed season

The junior high basketball season is quickly drawing to a close and the Mayo Redbirds have enjoyed mixed success on the hardwood. With the LEIC Tournament underway, the seventh grade team enters …
Local news

Brocton Village Board talks trees

BROCTON — The effort to remove problem trees in Brocton was stymied by cost during the Wednesday, Jan. 12, meeting. Trustee Rick Wahl laid two bids on the table from tree service companies …

Paris council approves zoning changes

The Paris City Council took several actions in a quick meeting Monday, Jan. 10. Topping the list of action items were some changes to the city’s zoning. Council members approved re-zoning …

Dimond Financial welcomes Williams

An Edgar County native has joined Dimond Financial Consultants as a tax preparer, according to owner Ben Lueken. Sarah Williams, a native of Brocton and a 2005 graduate of Shiloh High School, …

Public service is vital

We’re not sure there is a more thankless job than that of a school board member. Whether it’s fielding phone calls about athletics, teachers, masks, remote learning, school board …

Current cases in Edgar County Circuit Court

The following people were among those who had cases scheduled for the Jan. 3 and the Jan. 6 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court: In custody Justin A. Brown, 20, Paris, …

Wright resigns from Crestwood BOE

The second-longest serving member of the Crestwood Unit 4 school board bid farewell Wednesday, Jan. 12, during the district’s January meeting — her 133rd since joining the board. Mary …
Obituaries
Dolores Pitcock Arnona Delores Pitcock, 91, of Paris, died at 3:05 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at IU Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind. A funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, at Stewart and Carroll …
Helen Hibschman PEORIA — Helen L. Hibschman, 90, of Peoria, and formerly of Kansas, in Edgar County, passed away at 5:55 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, at Lutheran Hillside Village. She worked as a secretary …
Brent Hamilton CASEY — Brent D. Hamilton, 61, of Casey, passed away at 2:48 a.m. Jan. 19, 2022, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind.  A memorial service is 1 p.m.  Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, at …
Dennis Myles William “Dennis” Myles, 70, passed away Jan. 12, 2022, at his home in Eugene, Ore., after a long battle with MS. He will be laid to rest in the Marshall cemetery, next to his parents, …
Lola Burnside DANVILLE — Lola Lafern “Fern” Burnside, 90, of Danville, passed away at 3:56 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, at her home. A local celebration of life visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. …
Editorials

Keeping residents safe

Paris residents took an important first step this past week toward working together to make the community safer by organizing the Neighborhood Watch program. Neighborhood Watch is a crime …

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 …
History

Second Baptist Church Served Community

The Second Baptist Church of Paris organized on the Saturday before the second Sunday in October 1867 at the Otter Creek area in Vigo County, Ind. The Rev. Lewis Artis together with deacons …

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 …

The impeachment of Andrew Johnson

The impeachment process is possible because the framers of the Constitution understood a president guilty of misconduct needed to be removed by the legislative branches. George Mason and James …