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Something special happened last weekend at Twin Lakes Park – art appreciation in the community got a big kick in the pants. An Artfest for children was a free opportunity for youth to explore … more
North American Lighting, Inc. (NAL) recently signed a gift agreement with the Lake Land College Foundation to provide funding for an annual NAL Scholarship for Excellence. “North American … more
The Crestwood Community Unit School District 4 school board approved the 2019-2020 budget during its monthly meeting Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the school. The district’s finances continue to … more
A local man will be spending a couple of years in prison for not obeying his probation sentence for a felony drug conviction. Donald W. Cown, 46, Paris, was resentenced on a petition to revoke his … more
The investigation into the suicide death of Keanna Taylor has resulted in an arrest. Jesse Lewsader of the Paris Police Department confirmed Friday afternoon he took Spencer Haley, 28, into … more
CHRISMAN – Chrisman businesses Hidden Garden, Callie’s Corner and American Country Collection are partnering with other businesses for the Route 1 Road Trip Sept. 20 and 21. The event … more
The defense asked for a postponement in the criminal trial of Justin Hefner that was scheduled to start Sept. 17. Hefner appeared in custody for what was supposed to be a final pretrial conference … more
There’s a much-quoted proverb found in Paris Union School District 95 schools and offices emphasizing the importance of community involvement to raise a child. Anyone looking for proof of the … more
he Paris square gained a new shop and the Hope House gained a revenue source last weekend with the grand opening of ReStored Hope Sept. 7 at 128 N. Main St. The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended … more
Cody Jewell, a native of Paris, took the opportunity to come back home, and was sworn in as a new officer for the Paris Police Department by Mayor Craig Smith at this week’s city council session, … more
It is no secret the main roof on the Edgar County Courthouse is in need of a major overhaul. A temporary repair project a few years ago is apparently still holding while the county board wrestles … more
CHRISMAN – The Ross Township Board faced an unusual situation by having an audience at the monthly meeting Thursday, Sept. 12. Approximately a dozen people attended to learn first hand what the … more
The annual Doc Acklin Invitational was completed with perfect weather Saturday, Aug. 31 at Paris High School. The invitational, sponsored by Horizon Health, is in honor of longtime Horizon Health … more
A different type of entertainment event is coming to the Paris Center of Fine Arts stage that is sure to provide a colorful experience for the audience. Artrageous performs at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 15 … more
Edgar County Coroner Scott Barrett is a candidate for re-election in 2020. Barrett started circulating his nominating petition Sept. 3 in compliance with Illinois election laws. He has until the … more
A bit of a cultural exchange occurred Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Paris High School. Nathan Ritter and Westin Ritter, 17-year-old twin brothers from Germany, wanted to experience a typical day in an … more
CHRISMAN – The failure to create a special service area to support the Northern Edgar County Ambulance Service (NECAS) has members of the Chrisman City Council concerned. Ambulance coordinator … more
The productivity of Bee Well of Edgar County keeps rolling along. An idea to create an outdoor exercise space in the vicinity of the Splash Pad and All-Abilities Playground at Twin Lakes Park just … more
Kansas Village Board members hired a new water supervisor at the regular board meeting Wednesday, Sept. 4. Kansas resident Dan Shick will replace longtime employee Andrew Henn as the water … more
The final piece of financing for the renovation of the former Paris High School into new senior apartment units was announced this week by the state. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources … more
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