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Paula Johnson

Paula Rae Ingram Johnson, 74, of Paris, passed away at 10:42 EST Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind. A graveside service is 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Friends Chapel …

Tina Hampsten

Tina Marie Hampsten, 59, of Paris, passed away at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 at her residence. She was employed by Elledge Insurance Agency for 33 years and also was a secretary for Bruce Baber Law …

Carolyn Becher

Carolyn Lucille Becher, 84, of Paris, passed away at 9:14 p.m. EST Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at Harrison’s Crossing Health Campus, Terre Haute, Ind. She was an executive secretary for U.O. …

Charles Clapp

NEWMAN – Charles Robert Clapp, 92, passed away Nov. 8, 2018, at Arbor Rose of Charleston. He farmed for 35 years, owned Robert Clapp Electric and retired as a rural mail carrier.  A …

George Spencer

George E. Spencer, 87, of Paris, passed away at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at Horizon Health Hospital.  A funeral service is 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Stewart and Carroll Funeral …

Ralph Cook

MARSHALL – Ralph Lowell Cook passed away Nov. 6, 2018, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind. A service honoring his life is 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Pearce Funeral Home, with Brother …

Melinda Armentrout

Melinda Kay Armentrout, 62, of Paris, passed away at 8:13 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at her residence. She retired in 2016 after 29 years in the billing office of Paris Community Hospital. A …

Ellen Nelson

Ellen Louise Nelson, 77, of Paris, and formerly of Sherwood, Mich., passed away at 10:50 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind. A memorial service hosted by the …

Shirley Newcomer

Shirley Jane Newcomer, 82, of Paris, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at Horizon Health Paris Community Hospital. She was retired after more than 20 years as a bus driver and a …
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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.

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Shop with a Cop is Dec. 15

Community help is needed to make the annual Shop with a Cop event a reality. “This year my goal is $45,000,” said Melissa Garner, administrative assistant with the Paris Police …

Fundraising helps HRC install special toilet facility

An unusual sort of groundbreaking occurred Tuesday, Nov. 6. Staff at the Human Resources Center of Edgar and Clark County ceremoniously took a sledgehammer to a wall inside the facility that …

Chickens are grandfathered in for Kansas

KANSAS – The big chicken debate in Kansas found resolution through compromise at the village board meeting Wednesday, Nov. 7. At the September board meeting, the trustees voted to no longer …

Insurance hike may mess up county calculations

The end of Edgar County’s fiscal year is Nov. 30 so a top priority is finalizing a new budget and levy request. Both documents were approved for a public review period during the Wednesday, Nov. …

Chrisman, Paris talk water

CHRISMAN – The needle pointing to a solution for Chrisman’s water problems took a big swing to the south during the Nov. 5 city council meeting. Andy Keiser of Fehr-Grahm Engineering …

Wood wins re-election

Edgar County Sheriff Jeff Wood is serving another four years following the Tuesday, Nov. 6 election. Wood, a Democrat, polled 4,001 votes to Republican challenger Tom Dolan’s 2,125. These are …
More than 60 ISU alumni work for NAL

NAL becomes first formal corporate partner with Indiana State University

North American Lightning (NAL) and Indiana State University have established a strong working relationship including the company’s investment in the ISU career center. NAL is the first formal …

Council honors football team

The City of Paris extended official congratulations to the undefeated Paris High School Tiger football squad and coaches at Monday’s, Oct. 22, meeting of the city council. At the opening of the …

Travioli facing Class X weapons charge

Convicted felons are prohibited from possessing firearms and violating that prohibition has landed Travis W. Travioli in serious trouble. Travioli, 48, West Terre Haute, Ind., appeared in custody …

CARE and Crush the Epidemic battle addiction

CHRISMAN – Recovering addict Nick Morgan brings first-person experience to his anti-abuse message. His presentations earlier this week to Edgar County high school and junior high school students …