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Jennifer Briggs

CASEY ­– Jennifer Yvonne Briggs, 74, of Casey, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at Heartland Nursing Center. Private family funeral services are planned. Burial is in the …

Richard Curran

MARSHALL – Richard L. “Dick” Curran, 69, of Marshall, passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at his home. He was previously the co-owner of Ron and Dick’s Sunoco of Marshall. A service …

Marylin Taylor

MARSHALL – Marylin Ann Taylor, 82 of Marshall, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind. A service honoring her life is 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at Pearce Funeral …

Carl Kingery

MARTINSVILLE – Carl Nelson Kingery, 85, of Martinsville, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at Heartland Nursing Center, Casey. A funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, …

Floyd Brown

Floyd Leslie “Les” Brown, 98, formerly of Downers Grove, and Urbana, gained eternal life Sept. 18, 2018, at the Gibson Family Hospice Center, Terre Haute, Ind. He was a registered Professional …

Brenda Lorance

Brenda Sue McCammon Lorance, 71, of Paris, passed away at 5:35 p.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at IU St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind. A service celebrating her life is 10:30 a.m. …

Rodney and Inez Martin

MARSHALL – Rodney Martin, 69, passed away Aug. 13, 2018, and his wife Inez Strawbridge Martin, 68, passed away July 27, 2015.A graveside service for them is noon Saturday, Aug. 18, at Darwin …

Greg Wamsley

MATTOON – William Gregory “Greg” Wamsley, 62, of Mattoon passed away at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, at his residence.
A service honoring his life is 11 a.m. Thursday, …

Norma Brannon

OAKLAND – Norma Iilean Brannon, 94, of Charleston, passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. A graveside service is 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Union Cemetery. The Krabel Funeral Home is in …
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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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SIREN REPORT FOR SEPT. 21, 2018

Paris Police Department Sept. 20, at 12:41 a.m., William R. Peebles, 48, Dana, Ind., was stopped in the 1100 block of North Main and charged with improper display of registration. Peebles was …

SIREN REPORT FOR SEPT. 20, 2018

Paris Police Department Sept. 19, at 7:30 a.m., Raquel L. Evard, 30, 510 W. Washington, was issued a city ordinance violation 93.63-illegal burn. Evard was released and given a city court date.

SIREN REPORT FOR SEPT. 19, 2018

Paris Police Department Sept. 18, at 2:12 a.m., Lisa M. Loosey, 40, 812 Harrison, was stopped at Main and Wood and charged with illegal sound amplification. Harrison was released on a notice to …

Parents, get involved

It doesn’t seem possible, but East Central Illinois students begin returning to their classrooms this week. It’s about time to shift into school year mode and while the frame of mind …

Paris man found in contempt for not paying

Not obeying the terms of a criminal sentence can bring other consequences. Craig G. Shields, 23, Paris, appeared in custody of the Edgar County Sheriff’s Department for the July 30 …

Clark County Fair opens Monday in Marshall

MARSHALL – The Clark County Fair at Marshall kicks off Monday  with a weeklong schedule of events featuring shows in front of the grandstand each evening.A highlight for many is the 7 p.m. …

Former coach sentenced to 60 years

CHARLESTON – Former girls youth basketball program coach Barry S. Wolfe, 54, Martinsville, received the maximum sentence of 60 years in prison Friday afternoon related to the criminal sexual …

Message: You’re not alone

Cancer robs one of not only their health but also dignity and spirit as the treatment becomes almost too much to bear and the uncertainty creates a crushing despair.Cami Costa-Kuglin had a somber, …

Chrisman wants water

CHRISMAN – A vote at the Monday, Aug. 6, Chrisman City Council meeting started the process of looking for another water supply.Per the recommendation of water commissioner Rodney Wolfe, the …

Police receive training to aid vets

Paris police officers received special training Thursday, Aug. 9, about how to deal with military veterans who may be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and are possibly …