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Harvest House, a local non-profit organization, recently found a new way to fight food insecurity in Paris and Edgar County: a blessing box. The box, an accessible container filled with food and … more
Jim Mathis, a long-time member of the Kiwanis Club, who passed earlier this year, received recognition at a recent meeting. Dennis Thiel recalled how Mathis served as secretary for the Kiwanis … more
Salvation Army bell ringers carry on a timeless tradition in Edgar County by ringing bells and raising funds for their neighbors. more
During the Nov. 13 city council meeting members of the city board approved $12,000 in TIFF funding for the Paris Carnegie Library, according to library director Ceili Boylan the timing of the extra … more
Crestwood Elementary School students and staff can enter the Christmas season knowing they made the nice list, at least according to the Illinois State Board of Education. Recently released ISBE … more
Bee Well of Edgar County has been offering the community a preview of the holiday season on the eve of Thanksgiving for several years now. Known as “Dashing Through the Lights”, the … more
Paris High School is buzzing with excitement as it prepares for its upcoming drama production of “Puffs,” a whimsical and spellbinding journey into the world of wizardry. Set to … more
The Crestwood cafeteria filled with excitement during an after-school program as Kelsey Aikman, of the Aikman Wildlife Adventure, brought the outdoors inside with five different animals. … more
A road improvement east of Paris roughly 13 years in the making is approved and slated for 2024. After the north side of the intersection of Vermilion Road (2000 E) and US-150 received some updates … more
A $375,000 property tax levy was the center of attention during a truth in taxation hearing and subsequent Edgar County board meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 22. The levy, which is not to exceed $0.20 per … more
Paris Elks Lodge #812 held its annual night of giving Tuesday, Nov. 21, giving more than $14,000 to various community organizations. Among the recipients are Altrusa, Edgar County Animal … more
The Paris American Legion Post 211 hosted a memorial program the morning of Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, at the War Memorial on the Edgar County Courthouse Square. Legion commander, Paul … more
Attorney for the City of Paris, Richard Kash, opened the Monday, Nov. 13 city council meeting with a prayer of thanks for the men and women who serve the needs of the community. “Today we … more
BROCTON – The Brocton Village Board meeting Wednesday, Nov. 8., was filled with conflicting opinions once again as community members struggled to make decisions about the future of a beloved … more
CHRISMAN - The Chrisman Area Community Club (CAC) is celebrating local businesses and offering the community a chance to win an array of prizes on Saturday, Nov. 25. “The club is an … more
The Edgar County Courthouse Square is preparing to transform for an annual event that brings families and friends together to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas in Paris (CIP). … more
COVID-19 is rearing its ugly head once again in Edgar County. While the virus’ grip on society has loosened since the pandemic, it is still a threat, especially considering recent findings from … more
The Edgar County Board’s building and grounds committee met with multiple design and construction representatives on Nov. 7 to discuss the most recent changes to plans for a new jail. … more
A comprehensive vision for the future of Paris is a work in progress following a Tuesday, Nov. 7 meeting of stakeholders at Paris City Hall. While it is the third meeting of the core group, … more
There is no living person who remembers the Paris Rotary Club’s charter on Oct. 30, 1922, but one member can recall several happenings in the Paris Rotary Club over the past seven decades, Dr. … more
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