Nichole Fessant’s professional music career has evolved as she is now putting more emphasis on song writing. (Special to The Prairie Press)
Musician Nichole Fessant says, “Music has always been an outlet for me. As a little girl, it helped me get away from my problems for a while.”Fessant has always had a passion for music, even before she had any training or opportunities... more
Illinois Chief Justice Alfred Craig, a native of Paris. (PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE PRAIRIE PRESS)
The justice system has played a large part in this country dating back to the beginning of its existence. Louis Farrakhan once remarked there can really be no peace with out justice. Since its inception in 1823, Edgar County has always had a... more
Lee McWright, far left, answers questions from would-be barbecue competitors attending one of his clinics. McWright now owns House of Hickory near Nashville, Tenn., and offers ribs, brisket and sauces for sale on the Internet. (Special to The Prairie Press)
One of the great things about my years with “Homefront with Don Zeman” radio and television show was getting to know experts from home improvement and the lifestyle arenas.I’ve talked in this column before about our friends at... more
The six-member Tri-County girls eighth grade track team coasted to the IESA Class A state title last weekend in Peoria, bringing home the state championship trophy. Team members and coaches are front row, from left, Melia Eskew and Katelyn Lang. Second row, from left, assistant coach Ezra Smithson, Zoie Parker, Kaylenn Hunt, Megan Fulk, Allie Pearcy and Coach Alyssa Childress. (Nancy Zeman/The Prairie Press)
OAKLAND — The six-member Tri-County eighth grade girls track team brought home the IESA Class A team championship, coasting to a 19-point win over the second place Springfield Christian.“These girls finished third as seventh graders so... more
Taylor Stevens, left, and Amanda Walker, right, offer personalized sentiments on their caps during the May 19 Kansas High School graduation. (Gary Henry/The Prairie Press)
The smallest and the largest graduating classes of 2017 received their diplomas Friday might in traditional ceremonies at Kansas High School and Paris High School.A close-knit class of 11 members graduated May 19 from Kansas High School. Edgar... more
Mastering the use of a precision mat cutting jig is essential in a custom framing shop. Kathy Drake said cutting the frame stock and glass is easy compared making perfect mat. “It’s good I have lots of scrap to practice on,” she said. (Photos by Gary Henry/The Prairie Press)
It is exciting for a business owner to expand with a new service.Kathy Jo Drake recently added a framing component to her Weeping Manor store at 103 N. Central, Paris. She acknowledges there is a big learning component to framing, especially in... more
Nichole Fessant’s professional music career has evolved as she is now putting more emphasis on song writing. (Special to The Prairie Press)
Illinois Chief Justice Alfred Craig, a native of Paris. (PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE PRAIRIE PRESS)
Lee McWright, far left, answers questions from would-be barbecue competitors attending one of his clinics. McWright now owns House of Hickory near Nashville, Tenn., and offers ribs, brisket and sauces for sale on the Internet. (Special to The Prairie Press)
The six-member Tri-County girls eighth grade track team coasted to the IESA Class A state title last weekend in Peoria, bringing home the state championship trophy. Team members and coaches are front row, from left, Melia Eskew and Katelyn Lang. Second row, from left, assistant coach Ezra Smithson, Zoie Parker, Kaylenn Hunt, Megan Fulk, Allie Pearcy and Coach Alyssa Childress. (Nancy Zeman/The Prairie Press)
Taylor Stevens, left, and Amanda Walker, right, offer personalized sentiments on their caps during the May 19 Kansas High School graduation. (Gary Henry/The Prairie Press)
Mastering the use of a precision mat cutting jig is essential in a custom framing shop. Kathy Drake said cutting the frame stock and glass is easy compared making perfect mat. “It’s good I have lots of scrap to practice on,” she said. (Photos by Gary Henry/The Prairie Press)

The right move

Edgar County State’s Attorney Mark Isaf made the right call in seeking a special prosecutor to investigate an allegation involving an employee of the Edgar County Sheriff’s Department.

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