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Superintendent Jeremy Larson invited the student council and fine arts staff to speak at the Paris High School (PHS) Board of Directors meeting Wednesday, Oct. 14, to address morale and music … more
Illinois 49 between U.S. 36 and Douglas County Road 1000 North will close Oct. 19, according to information released by the the Illinois Department of Transportation, District Five office in … more
The USDA has extended the waiver for all students to receive free meals, the Crestwood Unit Four school board learned during its monthly meeting Wednesday, Oct. 14. Crestwood Superintendent of … more
CHRISMAN — Auditors from Daughhetee and Parks gave high marks to the Chrisman Community Unit School District #6 financial records during the board of education meeting Tuesday, Oct. … more
Elections are never far from the mind of Edgar County Clerk and Recorder August Griffin. The Nov. 3 election is still a couple weeks away and the clerk’s office is already working on the … more
It has been a bad week for COVID-19 news in Edgar County. One new death was reported, bringing the total to nine Edgar County residents who have succumbed during the pandemic. The period … more
The following people were in Edgar County Circuit Court for the Oct. 5 and Oct. 8 criminal and traffic call.   In custody -Joseph W. Christopher, 29, Paris, appeared in custody and was … more
A long-time familiar face in the Edgar County Supervisor of Assessments Office will no longer be greeting the public and helping citizens work through the meaning of assessments. David Wright is … more
It looked like the world was on fire in parts of Edgar County Wednesday, Oct. 14, when multiple and simultaneous field fires were burning over large tracts of the county. Smoke from the combined … more
The long arm of the law is getting ready to flex. An intergovernmental agreement between the Edgar County Board and the Paris City Council was approved earlier in the week creating the Drug Task … more
Paris Union School District 95 administrators faced their strongest test yet to keep school’s open due to COVID-19 during the Columbus Day weekend, Paris 95 Superintendent of Schools Jeremy … more
The city wants to move ahead with a downtown beautification project that includes new sidewalks, plantings and decorative lighting. Finding the funds to do so is the next step. A required public … more
The Edgar County Board had a full slate of items to address during the study session Tuesday, Oct. 13, and the regular board meeting Wednesday, Oct. 14. Financial matters are always an important … more
Illinois electric cooperatives will award 12 scholarships in 2021 to financially assist deserving students in the electric cooperative family. The 12 scholarships, $2,000 each, will be awarded … more
Nearly 50 people from clergy to students attended the Life Defenders workshop at the Knights of Columbus Hall Saturday, Oct. 3. The event, hosted by Right to Life in Edgar County, brought in … more
The following cases were called during the Sept. 28 and Oct. 1 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court:   In custody νGarrett A. Comstock, 30, Paris, appeared in … more
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Jasper Street between Grandview Street and Jefferson Street in Paris will close Oct 12. The closure is necessary for the Decatur Eastern … more
HUME  — Shiloh Elementary School needs pumpkins for a jack-o-lantern carving event. A total of 170 pumpkins are needed and may be left by the school’s front entrance by Friday, … more
Daily postings on the Edgar County Public Health Department’s website shows it was a heavy week for new cases between Oct. 3 and Oct. 8. The Oct. 9 update did not occur by time the story needed … more
To get in the spirit of the season, Paul Warner Rescue is hosting a Hallow Eves Haul scavenger hunt fundraiser event. Bobby Sinclair, a member of the Paris Charity Events team that put the hunt … more
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