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Jace Gill

Jace Thomas Gill, 10, of Paris, passed away at 8:20 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in the emergency room of Horizon Health Paris Community Hospital. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, …

Sharon Creed

MARSHALL – Sharon Rae Creed, 72, of Marshall, went to be reunited with many members of her family and dog Booger at 11:10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at Providence Health Care, St. Mary of the …

Paul Jacobs

Paul Eugene Jacobs, 86, passed away Oct. 5, 2018, at Dyersburg, Tenn., after a brief illness. He will be interred at a private ceremony in the family plot at Vermilion Cemetery. Mr. Jacobs was …

Gladys Butler

CHRISMAN – Gladys Leona Butler, 95, of Paris, and formerly of Hume, died at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at her home. A service is 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Krabel Funeral Home. Burial …

Ray Clark

Ray Allen Clark, 75, of Paris, passed away at 6:19 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in the emergency room of Paris Community Hospital. He was retired after more than 30 years as a welder with MECO and …

Infant Colt Shore

CASEY – Colt Dean Shore failed to survive birth Oct. 10, 2018, at Carle Hospital, Urbana. A graveside service and burial is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Casey Cumberland Cemetery, with the …

Alice Pajak

CASEY – Alice Renee Pajak, 42, of Casey, passed away at 7:32 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, at Carle Hospital, Urbana. The funeral is 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at Markwell Funeral Home, …

Jeffrey Irvine

NOKOMIS – Jeffrey William Irvine, 68, of Witt, passed away Oct. 5, 2018, at his home. He was retired from the State of Illinois Department of Public Health.   A service was 1 p.m. …

Diana Humphrey

Diana Lee Riggs Humphrey, 71, of Paris, passed away at 12:01 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind. A service celebrating her life is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. …
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The Great Watermelon Drop of 2018

The Paris Fire Department helps the First Christian Church youth group with a food smash by dropping watermelons from the tower truck.

Local news

County approves a water ordinance

The Edgar County Board added a potable water ordinance to the books during the Wednesday, Oct. 10, regular monthly meeting. “It’s not really a change,” said Courtni Hays, director of …

Pumpkin Works’ last year

Back in 1992 Paul and Sherry Staley of Elbridge Township faced the task of making a sow’s ear into a silk bag – or maybe a silk pumpkin as it turned out. “Basically, we went broke in the hog …

Chrisman school district gets good audit

CHRISMAN – The audit report delivered by Larry Fredin of Daughhetee & Parks Management Consulting Thursday, Oct. 11, to the Chrisman school board was brief and good news. He started off by …

Happy ending to fiscal year

The Paris Union School District 95 school board officially received good financial news at its October meeting Monday, Oct. 8, — including ending the 2018-2019 fiscal year with an $882,000 …

Traveler asks profound questions, no easy answers

CHRISMAN – Having time to think can lead one to ponder issues beyond the workaday world. Bob McCormick, 69, has a lot of time to think. He is on a mission to walk from his home in Denver, Colo., …

Contempt of court results in jail time

Acting inappropriately in court earned a Paris man an immediate jail sentence. Eddie D. Shelton, 34, Paris, was in custody of the Edgar County Sheriff’s Department for the Sept. 27 felony and …

Vote by mail confusion addressed

Edgar County clerk and Recorder August Griffin wants to clear up some confusion about how people can vote by mail. He said several political groups throughout the state are actively mailing ballot …

PHS welcomes student

When Oleksander “Sasha” Serkov, 15, talks about life in his native Ukraine and the United States he notes there are differences. “When I talk about differences, that is what they are – …

Ruffled feathers in Kansas

KANSAS – The amended hen ordinance in Kansas drew a large crowd to the village board’s monthly meeting Wednesday, Oct. 4. The usually empty seats in the village hall were filled as concerned …

Skunk abatement expensive

CHRISMAN – A $500 expenditure barely made a dent in the nuisance skunk problem at Chrisman. Resident Jim Woodyard attended the Monday, Oct. 1, city council meeting and thanked the commissioners …