Athlete overcomes cultural obstacles to excel

The world around us believes a child that does not pass all the newborn screenings cannot thrive the same way as other children. Paris resident Jaxon Elliott recently saw firsthand how that belief is …

Lady Tigers off and running

This was not your parents Paris-Charleston rivalty matchup. Thursday night, the Lady Tigers destroyed the Lady Trojans 73-9 to move to today’s pool play in the North American Lighting …

Tigers fall in season opener

In their opening game of the 2021 football season, the Paris Tigers suffered a tough loss to the Little Illini Conference foe Newton Eagles 7-6. After exhibiting steadfast defense for the …

IHSA statement on high school sports

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for a special meeting on July 29, and the board announced its intended plans for the 2020-21 school year. The plan has been sent to …

New youth sports guidelines drastically limit allowable competition

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois officials released new guidelines for youth and recreational sports Wednesday drastically limiting allowable activities based on the risk of spreading the novel …
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Karen Wood Karen Sue Wood, 72, of Paris, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2022, at Paris Health Care Center. She was a waitress for local restaurants, including the Bon Ton and B and J’s.  There will …
Reese Duzan OAKLAND — Reese Elwyn Duzan, 83, of Oakland, died Friday, July 1, 2022, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. A funeral service is noon Saturday, July 9, at Krabel Funeral Home. Burial …
Robert McConkey OAKLAND — Robert Arthur McConkey, 88, died Thursday, June 30, 2022, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana..A funeral service is 2 p.m.  Wednesday, July 6, at Krabel Funeral Home. Burial is …
Nancy Brown MARSHALL — Nancy D. Brown, 70, of Paris, passed away Friday, July 1, 2022, in Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. A celebration of life service is at a later date. Pearce Funeral Home is …
Betty Fraker MARSHALL — Betty M. Fraker, 89, of Marshall, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Willow Brook at Marshall. A graveside service is 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at Zion Cemetery, with Pastor …