A new orthopedic surgeon has joined the staff at Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center. Ronald Wheeler, M.D., meets with a patient in the clinic. (Special to The Prairie Press)
A former chief physician for sports at Western Illinois University is the new orthopedic surgeon at Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center.With the addition of Ronald Wheeler, M.D., comprehensive orthopedic care and surgery has returned to... more
Faith in Action of Edgar County could not function without numerous and active volunteers. The annual volunteer appreciation dinner Thursday at Lake Ridge Christian Church honors that commitment, which makes a difference in the lives of many Edgar County citizens. (Bethanny Lawson/The Prairie Press)
Faith in Action of Edgar County held the organization’s annual volunteer appreciation dinner Thursday evening at Lake Ridge Christian Church.The non-denominational ministry is thriving due to the hard work of loyal and numerous volunteers. The... more
The Sherman House Hotel was the location for Lewis Isbell’s barbershop and where such luminaries of the 19th century as Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant stopped for haircuts and shaves. The majestic building burned during the 1871 Great Chicago Fire. (Special to The Prairie Press)
Unfortunately, slavery has been a thorn in the side of humanity since antiquity.When slavery is talked about most often only the bad side of slavery is brought up, but once in a while a glimmer of hope is found in the records. One such instance... more
NEWMAN – It’s the drink of legend from pharaohs to Viking warriors, Celts and the court of Elizabeth I.“Mead is the oldest alcohol known to man,” said Kevin Tracy, who started making mead 20 years ago.He started out home... more
LAWRENCEVILLE — 2-0.The Paris Tiger football team took care of business in a big way Saturday afternoon, defeating the Lawrenceville Indians 40-6.With the win, the Tigers’ record improves to a perfect 2-0 on the season and and 2-0 in the... more
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Most of the time, when disaster strikes, people are left feeling helpless, and justifiably so. It’s difficult to watch friends and fellow American citizens suffer and have no way to help them. Such is the case... more
A new orthopedic surgeon has joined the staff at Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center. Ronald Wheeler, M.D., meets with a patient in the clinic. (Special to The Prairie Press)
Faith in Action of Edgar County could not function without numerous and active volunteers. The annual volunteer appreciation dinner Thursday at Lake Ridge Christian Church honors that commitment, which makes a difference in the lives of many Edgar County citizens. (Bethanny Lawson/The Prairie Press)
The Sherman House Hotel was the location for Lewis Isbell’s barbershop and where such luminaries of the 19th century as Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant stopped for haircuts and shaves. The majestic building burned during the 1871 Great Chicago Fire. (Special to The Prairie Press)

Jeanette Waller

Jeanette M. Waller, 92, of rural Paris, passed away at 5:48 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at Paris Community Hospital. She was a homemaker. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m.

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FREEBURG — It may have been a long trip to southwestern Illinois for the Paris Tiger football team, but Coach Jeremy Clodfelder’s squad came to play, taking a resounding 42-19 victory o

Obituaries

Ruth Elizabeth Sanders, 100, of Vermilion, passed away at 12:32 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at the Paris Community Hospital. She was a self-employed beautician for 75 years

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