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Nov. 22, 2019

Siren Report

Paris Fire Department Nov 16, at 4:01 p.m., the department was dispatched to state Route 15 and 800th street for a one-car rollover. Firefighters assisted with one patient and stood by until a tow …
Nov. 21, 2019

Siren Report

Paris Police Department Nov 20, at 1:41 p.m., a juvenile was arrested at 115 West Court on an Edgar County warrant. The juvenile was transported to the Paris Police Department pending …
Nov. 20, 2019

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Paris Police Department Nov. 19, at 7:01 p.m., Jeremiah L. Hall, 43, rural Paris, was stopped at Alexander and Hall and charged with operating an uninsured vehicle. Hall was released on a notice …
Nov. 19, 2019

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Paris Police Department Nov. 18, at 9:57 a.m., a two-vehicle, non-injury accident occurred at Main and Monroe. The first vehicle involved was a 2003 Dodge Dakota driven by Timothy D. Nickle, 55, …
Nov. 18, 2019

Siren Report

Paris Police Department Nov. 15, at 7:35 a.m., a one-vehicle, non-injury accident occurred at Cherry Point Road and Payne Drive. The vehicle involved was a 2009 Ford Taurus driven by Katherine I. …
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Kenneth Craig

CASEY – Kenneth Leo Craig, 82, of Casey, passed away at 11:10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at Casey Health Care Center. At his request, there is no service. Markwell Funeral home is in …

Barbara Walker

Barbara Ann Walker, 80, of Paris, passed away at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at Horizon Health Paris Community Hospital. A service celebrating her life is 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at …

Paul Honnold

KANSAS – Jon Paul Honnold, 70, of Kansas, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at his home. He was retired from farming. A funeral service honoring his life is 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. …

Hannah Leverenz

Hannah Jean Leverenz, 93, of Paris, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at Paris Health Care Center. She was formerly a Licensed Practical Nurse at Lakeview Hospital in Danville. A …

Sondra Larrance

Sondra Joan Larrance, 83, of Paris, passed away at 9:45 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in the emergency room of Horizon Health Paris Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and devoted mother while her …

Virginia Sullivan

Virginia L. Sullivan, 90, of Paris, passed away at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at her residence. She was a homemaker and a mother.     A Mass of Christian Burial will …

Rosemary Linton

WEST UNION – Rosemary Higginbotham Thompson Linton, 77, of Marshall, passed away Nov. 19, 2019, at Willowbrook Care Facility in Marshall. She retired in 2001 from TRW after an 18-year career. A …

Thomas Tomaw

BARNEVELD, Wis. – Thomas Noel Tomaw, 76, of Barneveld, Wis., died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at UW Hospital in Madison following a courageous battle with anaplastic thyroid cancer. A funeral …

Paul Hawker

HAZEL DELL – Paul Richard Hawker, 61, of Hazel Dell, passed away at 4:38 a.m. Saturday, Nov.16, 2019, at SSM Health DePaul Hospital, Bridgeton, Mo.  A funeral service is 10:30 a.m. …
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NPs key to better rural care

National Nurse Practitioners (NP) Week concludes today and never have NPs been more important to providing rural health care. Rural family nurse practitioners provide vital services to underserved …

Accused robber can live with out-of-state mother

A young Paris man facing prosecution for one of the most serious felony charges is now allowed to live outside of the state after his bond conditions were modified. Ronald Parker, 18, Paris, …

Shop with a Cop is ready to help

Shop with a Cop helped approximately 325 Edgar County children get coats and other winter clothing in 2018. “We anticipated about 400 but not everybody showed up,” said Melissa Garner, …

Salvation Army needs bell ringers

The iconic red kettle of the Salvation Army is a well-recognized symbol of the holidays. It is a reminder that not all of us can expect a joyous and happy holiday or prosperous new year. The Red …

Veterans Day celebrated across Edgar County

Brocton honors Veterans Members of the Brocton Legion Auxiliary honored area veterans Saturday, Nov. 9. Instead of the traditional annual dinner, it was decided to do a breakfast at 8:30 a.m. This …

Oscar Night at the Eveland

The annual Paris Community Hospital Foundation dinner was a star-studded affair this year. Eveland Gym was swathed in red-carpet decorations for Oscar Night at the Eveland. The Foundation had two …

Past week sets weird weather records in area

Fall 2019 will be remembered as a season of extremes after setting record high temperatures at the start of October and now record low temperatures in the middle of November. Daytime high …

PHS graduation rates up

Paris Union School District 95 and Crestwood Unit 4 students once again excelled in the Illinois School Board Association’s school report cards but perhaps the most impressive statistics unveiled …

Paris 95 approves small pay hike

The Paris 95 school board approved a salary increase for the district’s non-certified staff during its November meeting Tuesday, Nov. 12. Paris 95 Superintendent of Schools Jeremy Larson said he …

Brocton board concerned by bar patron behavior

BROCTON – Reports of fighting at and intoxicated people driving away from Wild Willy’s has Brocton Village Board members concerned. “This is a major issue,” said village president Dennis …