Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Christian Lent and many observe the day by making a cross of ashes on the forehead. The Kansas Christian Church honors old traditions while looking for new ways to observe the holy day. One such example is making a bookmark smeared with ashes as a long-term reminder of the significance of Lent. (Suzanne Williams/The Prairie Press)
KANSAS – The beginning of Lent is celebrated by Ash Wednesday with it’s history of long-time traditions and ceremonies, but that doesn’t mean new trends do not have a place for the day starting the 40 days leading up to Easter... more
Hibbert Brothers of Ohio start construction of the new Edgar County Courthouse in 1891. (Special to The Prairie Press)
Courthouses all across America are for the most part a staple in the communities they serve.Each courthouse is unique in its own individual way, and the buildings have evolved through time. Many courthouses started out as log structures, moving on... more
The custom-made pitcher at Columbia Restaurant serves a perfect red sangria. (Ruth Patchett/The Prairie Press)
This story really began back in October, 2017, when I received almost identical texts from my friends Sue Stine and Sue O’Neill.The texts said “Stay off the countertop, we want you to join us in Florida.”I am so glad I did stay off... more
The famed yellow-brick road leads to the Paris Center of Fine Arts next weekend for the Crestwood Junior High School production of “The Wizard of Oz.” Left to right, the tin man played by Chase Ogle, the scarecrow played by Katt Waltz and Dorothy played by Chloe Martin prepare to depart the cornfield for the perilous journey to the Emerald City. (Gary Henry/The Prairie Press)
A theater is a magical place that transports audiences in time and place.That happens again Feb. 16 and Feb. 17 when Crestwood Junior High School students take family, friends and community members to the Enchanted Land of Oz, with a production of... more
Lemon, honey, ginger and other natural remedies can provide relief from some of the symptoms of influenza, which continues to spread in Edgar County and across the U.S.
It’s been a rough flu season in Edgar County and East Central Illinois — and it’s still going strong.According to public health officials, the number of influenza cases in the U.S. increased by 23 percent last week and may include... more
The success of her CD “Little Mountain Church House” has prompted gospel-singer Glenna Hiett to undertake a six-week, multi-state tour. (Special to The Prairie Press)
To release her own gospel music CD was a lifelong dream of Glenna Hiett.Touring churches and performing concerts, however, was something she never dreamed of.The “Little Mountain Church House” tour, beginning May 6 at Clinton, Ill., is a... more
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Christian Lent and many observe the day by making a cross of ashes on the forehead. The Kansas Christian Church honors old traditions while looking for new ways to observe the holy day. One such example is making a bookmark smeared with ashes as a long-term reminder of the significance of Lent. (Suzanne Williams/The Prairie Press)
Hibbert Brothers of Ohio start construction of the new Edgar County Courthouse in 1891. (Special to The Prairie Press)
The custom-made pitcher at Columbia Restaurant serves a perfect red sangria. (Ruth Patchett/The Prairie Press)
The famed yellow-brick road leads to the Paris Center of Fine Arts next weekend for the Crestwood Junior High School production of “The Wizard of Oz.” Left to right, the tin man played by Chase Ogle, the scarecrow played by Katt Waltz and Dorothy played by Chloe Martin prepare to depart the cornfield for the perilous journey to the Emerald City. (Gary Henry/The Prairie Press)
Lemon, honey, ginger and other natural remedies can provide relief from some of the symptoms of influenza, which continues to spread in Edgar County and across the U.S.
The success of her CD “Little Mountain Church House” has prompted gospel-singer Glenna Hiett to undertake a six-week, multi-state tour. (Special to The Prairie Press)

Intersection needs

Anyone who drives State Route 1/Route 150 should be concerned about the intersection of 1200th Road — now called High School Road — and the highways. As we reported in the Sept.

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Sports

The Paris Tigers pulled out a thrilling win Friday night to pick up the team’s first LIC win of the season.

A home game ended with a score of Paris 51 and Lawrenceville 49.

Obituaries

Danny Olin Davis, 71, of Paris, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, at his residence.

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