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What is generally a routine matter generated some discussion during the April 10 Edgar County Board meeting. The agenda item was appointing Susan Saxton, Roger Stanley and Ray Young to terms on … more
Students who attend the Alternative Learning Opportunities Program (ALOP) being offered by Paris Union School District 95 may participate in graduation if they choose to do so following action by the … more
Two Paris residents face multiple counts of the most serious felony drug charges possible in Illinois. Dawn M. Ordiway, 34, and Owen D. Hawkins, 36, appeared in custody April 4 and both were … more
Teachers and fulltime employees in Crestwood Community Unit School District 4 may continue to send their children to the school even if they do not reside in the district, following action by the … more
CHRISMAN – A plan for halving what Chrisman schools pay for electricity was presented to the Unit 6 board of education during the Thursday, April 12, board meeting. Nick Finney and Josh Morgan … more
The Edgar County Board has scheduled a special meeting April 22 to decide if the five-year contract for the seven-township service area is awarded to the Edgar County Special Service Area Ambulance … more
Paris City Council candidate Jacob DuCharme wants the public to know he took running for office seriously and his failure to respond to written questions mailed by The Prairie Press to Paris city … more
The Paris 95 school district is putting the finishing touches on the new strategic plan for the district, the board of education heard during its April meeting Monday, April 8. The first draft of … more
Warm days early this week put the Paris City Council in a spring mode. Street and parks commissioner Jerry Branson announced facilities at Twin Lakes Park will officially open Memorial Day … more
Individuals appearing before the bench for the March 25 and March 28 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court were: In Custody -Kaden Garner, 18, Paris, appeared in custody. He … more
The Edgar County Sheriff’s Department reports two more people have been arrested thanks to a tip called to the department. About 4:20 p.m. Friday, March 29, the department received a call … more
A tip provided to the Edgar County Sheriff’s Department resulted in the apprehension of three people wanted on warrants. The information given to the department Thursday, March 28, was about the … more
Several law enforcement agencies joined forces March 21 to do compliance checks of registered sex offenders living in Edgar County. The purpose of the checks is to make sure registered sex … more
There weren’t many contested races on the Edgar County ballots for the Tuesday, April 2, election, but they resulted in changes for some communities. In Paris, Craig Smith returns as mayor after … more
The few visitors to the Edgar County Courthouse to watch election results Tuesday night had a surprise. Missing from the rotunda was the giant chalkboard suspended from the back of the elevator … more
BROCTON – The little community of Brocton is the place shopaholics want to be today. With multiple vendors inside the Red Barn and the surrounding grounds, a wide selection of antiques, … more
KANSAS – An anhydrous leak at the Kansas Nutrien Ag Solutions facility briefly closed state Route 16 late Friday morning, April 5. Kansas Police Chief Jeff Goodwin said the leak apparently … more
The City of Paris is making dumpsters available to residents April 26 and 27 to promote a citywide cleanup. Detective Eric Brown encouraged all residents to take advantage of this assistance by … more
Thursday night music is returning to Twin Lakes Park this summer. Chris Redman, superintendent of streets, alleys and parks, presented the completed schedules of bands performing free concerts in … more
There weren’t many contested races on the Edgar County ballots for the Tuesday, April 2, election, but they resulted in changes for some communities. In Paris, Craig Smith returns as mayor … more
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