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With spring semester activities underway for students, parents and teachers, the Paris School District 95 Board of Education ramped up its agenda, discussing a wide variety of topics, including new … more
HUME — The villages of Hume and Metcalf may have the opportunity to make a big 21st century jump with fiber-to-home internet service. Ron Macek of Rise Broadband made a presentation Monday, … more
Foot Care Clinic to assist more individuals who need access to routine healthcare. In recognition of Holy Thursday, the event will take place April 6 at the High Rise apartments in Paris. The … more
Reliable, high-speed, broadband access is woefully inadequate throughout much of Edgar County. That can change, but it requires overcoming a built-in lethargic acceptance of this is the best to be … more
Any good performer, actor or director knows every great production must eventually come to an end. The Paris Center of Fine Arts recently waved adieu to the organization’s manager, Kristin … more
Paris voters have the opportunity to hear from mayoral and city council candidates during a Meet the Candidates event at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, in the lunchroom at Memorial School. The evening … more
Both the U.S. and Illinois governments want to get broadband internet service to rural, underserved, and in some cases unserved, areas, and money by the bushel basketfuls is available to make it … more
Regular exercise is important for good health. Horizon Health makes exercise easy for seniors as a participating member in the SilverSneakers program. SilverSneakers is a national health and … more
Aging infrastructure and finding money to address the problem is a constant balancing act. Edgar County Highway Engineer Aaron Lawson discussed a problem bridge in Simms Township with county board … more
There is no fountain of youth, but there are steps everyone can take for a healthy lifestyle which can promote the potential for a longer life. Illinois Extension Educator Mary Liz Wright recently … more
Locally-owned businesses offer invaluable spaces and services to small-town communities but are often forced to compete with corporations with no budget or manpower constraints. Add two years of … more
The following people were among those who had cases scheduled for the Feb. 27 and March 2 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court: In custody Kylee K. Bowman, 23, Paris, … more
A couple of unexpected resources have stepped forward to make park improvements in Paris. Master Gardener David Regan presented a plan for Schwartz Park during the Paris Park Board meeting … more
KANSAS — The Kansas Police Department has announced assisting the Department of Homeland Security in arresting a village resident on charges of possession of child pornography. According to … more
A large crowd of Edgar County GOP faithful gathered Feb. 23 at The Step Station for the annual Republican Lincoln Day Dinner. Edgar County Republican Chairman Doug Cochran welcomed attendees to … more
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is getting the word out about National Slam the Scam Day and building awareness of how to avoid becoming a scam victim. Scams happen every day, around the … more
Agriculture and school have gone hand-in-hand for decades and in 1981 the USDA established Ag in the Classroom. Since then, each state organization addresses agriculture education in a way that best … more
Every home, business and industry in Paris may soon have access to broadband internet service, members of PEDCO learned during the group’s annual meeting Tuesday at the Hampton Inn. Mark … more
Dust off those sun bonnets, button-up shoes and other historic garb because it is time to party like it is 1823, 1923, or any other favorite period since the past is coming to Edgar County later this … more
CHRISMAN — Bryan Haddix, Chrisman City Commissioner, had a blunt message for those sitting at the council table Monday, Feb. 6. “We’ve got to get a handle on the water leaks and … more
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