The Scottland United Methodist Church has served the small community in northern Edgar County for 135 years. Members are hosting a public celebration of the anniversary at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12 (Gary Henry/ The Prairie Press)
The congregation of the Scottland United Methodist Church is hosting a 135th anniversary celebration Sunday, Aug. 12, at the rural Edgar County church.The small but extremely faithful congregation invites the public to join them for a program at 2 p... more
Sheppard Diesel tractors sold briefly in Paris. The design was likely too advanced and unfamiliar to generate sufficient sales and the company folded. (Mike Carroll/Special to The Prairie Press)
When the tractor and the combine replaced the horse and the binder some businessmen saw opportunity in the new horsepower generated by machines. New businesses started that eventually replaced the blacksmith shop and the workhorses. There were... more
Kristin Chittick, right, and her Portland friend, Joan Klooz, are pictured in front of Mt. St. Helens, one of the stops on Chittick’s recent visit to Oregon. (Special to The Praire Press)
My Portland vacation really starts with the people I meet, then the places I go and then, of course, the food. I sat next to a lady on the plane named Sherry Boram, a fabric artist. Delightful, talented and quite interested in the artistry of... more
In keeping with the Star Wars theme for the 2018 Relay for Life, one of the spirit activities urged participants to don sunglasses for a Welcome to the Dark Side lap. (Gary Henry/The Prairie Press)
Cancer robs one of not only their health but also dignity and spirit as the treatment becomes almost too much to bear and the uncertainty creates a crushing despair.Cami Costa-Kuglin had a somber, yet still hopeful, story to tell Aug. 4 as the... more
Planning and prepping ahead lessens the stress of preparing school lunches. Check out these five school lunch hacks to make the new school year a little easier for everyone. (Special to The Praire Press)
It doesn’t seem possible, but Edgar County students will be returning to classrooms in less than two weeks.There are few things your kid can’t leave the house without and one of them is lunch. But shoving a ham-and-cheese sandwich and... more
The Annie Moses Band, described as from cotton patch to concert hall will bring their music to the Paris Center of Fine Arts Sunday, Nov. 11. The band is named in honor of the group’s great-grandmother, who sacrificed and pinched pennies to provide music lessons to her daughter. (Special to The Prairie Press)
Tickets for the 2018-2019 season for the Paris Center of Fine Arts — Performances on the Prairie — are now available for purchase, according to PCOFA fine arts manager Kristin Chittick.The third season kicks off Sept. 8-9 when magician... more
The Scottland United Methodist Church has served the small community in northern Edgar County for 135 years. Members are hosting a public celebration of the anniversary at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12 (Gary Henry/ The Prairie Press)
Sheppard Diesel tractors sold briefly in Paris. The design was likely too advanced and unfamiliar to generate sufficient sales and the company folded. (Mike Carroll/Special to The Prairie Press)
Kristin Chittick, right, and her Portland friend, Joan Klooz, are pictured in front of Mt. St. Helens, one of the stops on Chittick’s recent visit to Oregon. (Special to The Praire Press)
In keeping with the Star Wars theme for the 2018 Relay for Life, one of the spirit activities urged participants to don sunglasses for a Welcome to the Dark Side lap. (Gary Henry/The Prairie Press)
Planning and prepping ahead lessens the stress of preparing school lunches. Check out these five school lunch hacks to make the new school year a little easier for everyone. (Special to The Praire Press)
The Annie Moses Band, described as from cotton patch to concert hall will bring their music to the Paris Center of Fine Arts Sunday, Nov. 11. The band is named in honor of the group’s great-grandmother, who sacrificed and pinched pennies to provide music lessons to her daughter. (Special to The Prairie Press)

Donald Isakson

Donald E. Isakson, 83, of Paris, passed away at 11:25 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. He was a retail advertising pressman.

Frieda Lynch

Freida Elaine Lynch, 87, of Paris, passed away at 7:55 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana. Arrangements are pending at Templeton Funeral Home.

Susan Norton

MARSHALL — Susan A. Norton, 78, of Marshall, passed away 10:23 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 in the Casey Health Care Center.

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Sports

With the opening week of the softball season now in the books, the Lady Redbirds of Mayo Middle School are redhot, going 4-1 including an exciting win against Cumberland.

Obituaries

ARCOLA – James Frederick Cunningham, 69, of Arcola, and Rivier

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