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Knight Insurance presented with plaque for partnership with Auto Owners

On Tuesday, August 2nd, Knight Insurance of Chrisman and Georgetown were presented with a plaque celebrating fifty years of partnership with Auto-Owners Insurance. The agency has represented Auto-Owners in Chrisman for a wide range of personal and commercial insurance products as well as life, annuity and disability income since 1972. The agency, now Knight Insurance,…

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‘Ice Ice Shavings’ run by local family

While on his honeymoon in Hawaii, with his wife Tiffany, Andy Ruff had a business idea. “We stopped and ate at a shop and thought it was great and we loved the texture and flavor (of the treat,” Andy told us. That treat? Shaved ice. The business venture would take another thirteen years, but the…

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Barrett & SheCats travel team wins championship

Izzy Barrett started playing T-ball in 2014, then transitioned into softball. “I played for the Chrisman American Legion from 2015-2018,” Izzy told us. “Then the Paris Predators Travel Team from 2019-2021 and the Marshall SheCats Travel Team since 2021.” During her time playing travel ball, Izzy’s teams have placed first in five tournaments, second twice…

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City gets ready for ‘Our Town’

The City of Chrisman began their monthly meeting on August 1st with Police Chief Tom Dolan sending out a thank you to Fire Chief Mike Marvin. “He just gave me four big teddy bears to keep in the event of a critical incident with a child,” Dolan said. “That was really cool.” Dolan also had…

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Chrisman Library News

ookbooks ($10) for sale! As of this writing there are only 106 left. Lots of wonderful cooks in this city and over 300 recipes to try out. Might want to get yours before Chrisman Days! And speaking of Chrisman Days, don’t forget that the Used Book Sale will be going on Friday, September 9 from…

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Brian Porter hired at Van Duyn Elementary in Clinton

Chrisman graduate Brian Porter has found a home at Van Duyn Elementary School. Brian, the son of Chad and Kitty Porter was recently hired at the Clinton Elementary School after graduating from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. Going into ISU, Porter hadn’t thought about becoming a teacher, but always knew that he was…

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Mason making Tree Hive a household name

After twenty four years doing masonry work, Corey Mason needed a change. He began working as a sales representative for Triptych Brewing Company in Savoy, Illinois. In 2011, he started home brewing. “I enjoyed craft beer and it was a natural progression to try and brew my own. Adding my own twist to my brews…

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Follow Me!

By Pastor Troy Warner Some people make faith so complicated. Jesus was not confusing, though. Most of the things that He asked of His friends were simple, but granted not easy. He told people to drop their plans because he had new ones for them. He wanted them to give up being in charge and…

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Chrisman Crime Report

•Michael Coe, 44, Chrisman, was in custody, waived the preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 3 felony failure to report to a penal institution charge. The matter was continued for a negotiated plea agreement. His oral motion for a bond reduction was denied. In other cases, Coe’s…

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