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For as long as there has been life on this planet, food has been a necessity. Whether life is a herbivore or a carnivore, food is needed to sustain life.  How we get food has come a long way … more
One family from the Paris area was instrumental in establishing a settlement in Sheets Township, North Dakota. William J. Sheets left his farm near Paris in 1905 and settled in western North … more
June is the month when strawberries begin to ripen in Illinois. I saw a row of them beginning to bloom in a small garden in Redmon last week, and the sight reminded me of when I was a youngster and … more
Many of the first major roads and villages of Edgar County in its founding years are different than what we see today. As settlers needed roads in the 1830s to get to Paris and other important … more
The impeachment process is possible because the framers of the Constitution understood a president guilty of misconduct needed to be removed by the legislative branches. George Mason and James … more
Elmer E. Jones was born on a farm near Monticello, Oct. 27, 1863. His parents were Triplett Lochardt Jones and Nancy Lee Savage Jones, who was a first cousin of Robert E. Lee. He eventually went … more
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