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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 … more
Paris Union School District 95 took another step to help adults earn their high school diplomas this past week. Paris Superintendent of Schools Jeremy Larson announced plans to offer adult … more
It has been an interesting week. Good news came at the end of last week when volunteers with the Salvation Army were doing a final count of kettle donations and found a gold coin wrapped in a … more
The next time someone think lawmakers should do something to make things better for the public, consider this: More than 250 new laws will take effect in Illinois on Jan. 1 and many of them are … more
“In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirin′i-us was governor of Syria. “And all … more
Many of us know why residents should shop locally instead of going online or traveling to another community to buy gifts. We invite you to consider reasons how you benefit yourself, your … more
We normally would not say this, but stay out of Twin Lakes Park – unless actively participating in Bee Well’s Dashing through the Lights, Wednesday, Nov. 27. This first time event gives people … more
“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of … more
As we move past Halloween and forward to Thanksgiving, Christmas shopping will begin in earnest for many families in East Central Illinois. It’s no accident, then, that this year’s Christmas … more
In case you’ve missed the candy displays or don’t have a young person in the house to remind you, Thursday is Halloween. When we were younger, this day meant running from door to door with our … more
The Northern Edgar County Ambulance Service (NECAS) special meeting Tuesday, Oct. 15, finally got something moving. Board members voted to place an advisory question on the March 17 ballot asking … more
“I’m friends with a lot of people who don’t share the same beliefs that I have. We’re all different, and I think we’ve forgotten that’s OK that we’re different… But just because I … more
Beginning Sunday through Saturday, Oct. 12, newspapers throughout the country are marking the 79th annual National Newspaper Week. The annual observance is a recognition of the service of … more
The failure of the Ross Township Board to act Thursday night on the question of how to save the Northern Edgar County Ambulance Service again prolongs the effort to find a workable funding … more
In 1998, Jesse White was elected to lead an Illinois Secretary of State’s office that was mired in scandal. Four years earlier, a truck driver who had paid a bribe to obtain an Illinois license … more
The time to make a decision about the fate of the Northern Edgar County Ambulance Service is long past due. Earlier this year the NECAS board started a process to create a special service area to … more
School is back in session this week throughout Edgar County. That means preschool age through high school students are out again in large numbers. Let’s make this a safe year by taking special care … more
An additional 60 Paris 95 children will have the opportunity to attend pre-school during the 2019-2010 school year, thanks to an Illinois State Board of Education grant — and we believe this will … more
Edgar County students will be returning to their classrooms next week. It’s a good time for students and parents to prepare for the year ahead. Spark PE, a research-based group providing … more
Cartoonist Walt Kelly coined the phrase, “we have met the enemy, and he is us,” in the 1960s as a reflection of the turmoil surrounding the war in Vietnam. The phrase — a reprise of the … more
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