This drone view shows the the field and dugouts filled with Challenger League players for the Fifth Annual Challenger League All-Star game Wednesday (July 4). The league continues to flourish with 17 new players this season and big plans for a field of their own in the future. (Photo courtesy Darin Kohlmeyer)
The Little League Challengers of East Central Illinois celebrated the conclusion of the league’s fifth season Wednesday (July 4) with the traditional all-star game.And while the league has continued to grow from the first year when eight... more
A gift from the Edgar County Community Foundation helped the REC complete redoing the building’s gymnasium by stripping, sanding, applying new stripes and a new finish to the hardwood floor. (Gary Henry/The Prairie Press)
Improvements to the REC keep coming.The most recent project was redoing the heavily used gymnasium in the building. “Our floor was looking really shabby,” said Erin Hutchison, REC executive director. “The old oil-base sealer... more
Deborah Hale pipes buttercream icing onto a doughnut fresh from the fryer. The icing made with coffee created the weekly special flavor of coffee-toffee at Deborah’s Donuts in Chrisman. (Gary Henry/The Prairie Press)
CHRISMAN – An idea to support a community event has grown into a side business for Deborah Hale.When the Chrisman High School FFA started a farmers market three years ago Hale wanted to help the students have enough vendors for the market. She... more
The website serving the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary of the Woods has a new look, thanks to the work of staffers in the group’s mission advancement department. The redesign is the first for the site in five years. (Special to The Prairie Press)
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary of the Woods are utilizing technology specifically the Internet to educate the public and introduce their congregation, ministries and activities to more people.The first phase of the newly designed website, https... more
Barbara Ann McNeese, whose professional acting name was Barbara Ann Stuart, was born in Paris and raised in Hume. She was determined as a young woman to become a successful actress and worked hard to reach stardom. Stuart had a long career playing a variety of roles on television, but she also performed on stage and in film. (Special to The Prairie Press)
Many children grow up watching television. They pick one, or in some cases, several favorite shows and perhaps a character whose persona sparks dreams of growing up to be an entertainer. Most do not get that chance but for some lucky ones... more
Part of the fun in traveling is making a new discovery. Roy’s BBQ at Russellville, Ky., is a true gem with good food and occasionally a live string band playing familiar songs. (Ruth Patchett/The Prairie Press)
A year ago Tom and I went on our first Hot Rod Power Tour and loved it despite the very hot temperatures. When we returned Tom said, “Next year we are going to have a car with more room, it will be an automatic instead of a stick shift and... more
This drone view shows the the field and dugouts filled with Challenger League players for the Fifth Annual Challenger League All-Star game Wednesday (July 4). The league continues to flourish with 17 new players this season and big plans for a field of their own in the future. (Photo courtesy Darin Kohlmeyer)
A gift from the Edgar County Community Foundation helped the REC complete redoing the building’s gymnasium by stripping, sanding, applying new stripes and a new finish to the hardwood floor. (Gary Henry/The Prairie Press)
Deborah Hale pipes buttercream icing onto a doughnut fresh from the fryer. The icing made with coffee created the weekly special flavor of coffee-toffee at Deborah’s Donuts in Chrisman. (Gary Henry/The Prairie Press)
The website serving the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary of the Woods has a new look, thanks to the work of staffers in the group’s mission advancement department. The redesign is the first for the site in five years. (Special to The Prairie Press)
Barbara Ann McNeese, whose professional acting name was Barbara Ann Stuart, was born in Paris and raised in Hume. She was determined as a young woman to become a successful actress and worked hard to reach stardom. Stuart had a long career playing a variety of roles on television, but she also performed on stage and in film. (Special to The Prairie Press)
Part of the fun in traveling is making a new discovery. Roy’s BBQ at Russellville, Ky., is a true gem with good food and occasionally a live string band playing familiar songs. (Ruth Patchett/The Prairie Press)

John Smith

John S. Smith, 96, of Marshall, and formerly of New Goshen, Ind., passed away 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at the Vermillion Convalescent Center, Clinton, Ind.

Donald Luth

NEWMAN – Donald F. Luth, 82 of Newman, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

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