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It is not often that I get to write something for the paper as myself, the woman behind one of the many desks at 101 N. Central, but this week I have the distinct honor of writing a letter not to the … more
The long runway at the Edgar County Airport, 9-27, was in the midst of being resurfaced on Wednesday, May 8, as routine maintenance required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The … more
“Some days are hard. Some days you wonder if you truly are making a difference, but then there will be a patient that will remind you why you chose to be a nurse… Nursing is truly a way … more
Surrounded by friends and family, Sara Morris, soon to be 92, gazed out at a lush bean field from the patio of her corner apartment at Brookstone Estates. “Science is really a fascinating … more
One community group is taking spring cleaning to a whole new level. The Paris Improvement Organization kicked off its Paris Community Clean-Up bright and early Friday, May 10. Volunteers young … more
Technical issues forced the Chrisman City Council to delay its regularly scheduled meeting to Thursday, May 9, but the council made up for lost time. The board addressed several business items and, … more
During a time when inflation continues to skyrocket the cost of living more each day CUSD #4 is doing everything it can to ensure the well-being of its students, and their families, by keeping prices … more
As spring brings new life to the prairie, it also brings new developments in Edgar County. During its Wednesday, May 8 meeting, the Edgar County Board reported significant progress on several large … more
Mike Reed officially has control of his schedule, after retirement in mid-April as postmaster for the Paris branch of the United States Postal Service(USPS). Reed spent time recently writing a … more
After volunteering with her two sons at the Tom Jones Challenger League in Champaign, Amanda Minor set out to bring the same opportunity to Paris. Challenger League is a baseball league for … more
BeeWell held its regular meeting May 2, with discussion about the Community Garden plots that are still available and upcoming ways to get outside and to get active. The big event of the week is … more
HUME — Shiloh Community Unit School District No. 1 called a special meeting the evening of Thursday, May 2, to hire a new superintendent. After 39 minutes of intense discussion in an executive … more
The Edgar County Humane Association (ECHA) recently welcomed 24 newborn kittens in the safe confines of its facility, to five separate felines. The occasion, they recognize as joyous, however, it … more
A vehicle struck a train southeast of Paris just before 11 a.m. Monday, May 6. Fortunately, no injuries were reported, but 1800 E is closed at the railroad tracks south of US Highway 150 until … more
“When we recover loudly, we stop others from dying quietly,” a freshly painted window at J’s Laundry on Jefferson Street proudly declares, surrounded by colorful flowers and an … more
The breakfast buffet at the Paris Family Restaurant got off to an early start on Thursday, May 2 when pastors, congregants and community groups gathered to observe the National Day of Prayer … more
  The Paris Little League is in full swing. The first games of the season are set to be played at Frost Field and Rural King Field, according to Little League President Alex Elmore. In … more
“When we recover loudly, we stop others from dying quietly,” a freshly painted window at J’s Laundry on Jefferson Street proudly declares, surrounded by colorful flowers and an … more
A Horizon Health ambulance crew wasn’t expecting kudos when they responded to a call of a choking victim earlier this year. But unbeknown to them, a special award would follow for their … more
A complete rebuild of the bathrooms at Twin Lakes Park in Paris is in the works, and more importantly, is making progress toward completion. The Paris Park Board discussed the project during its … more
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