Miller re-elected president of Ford County Fair board

MELVIN — Kirk Miller of Melvin was re-elected president of the Ford County Fair board at its annual meeting on Jan. 14. 

Dallas Meyer of Thawville and Corinne Brown of Paxton were re-elected vice president and secretary/treasurer, respectively.

'Mr. Illinois Central Historical Society' stepping aside at end of year

PAXTON — Ever since the Illinois Central Historical Society bought an old railroad depot in downtown Paxton in 1990, Paxton resident Chuck Werner has been the go-to guy for anyone wanting to check out the organization’s massive collection of historical materials stored there.

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While wallets are being opened for Bear, many people in our community struggle

Ford County Record columnist

I am an animal lover. I gravitate toward all creatures and usually turn into one of those ridiculous adults who talks to animals in a high baby voice.

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Memorial Day services set in area

Following is a roundup of Memorial Day services scheduled in the Ford County Record’s coverage area:


'They’re all willing to pitch in, and that’s what I love about living in a small town'

PAXTON — Resting in his bed in the basement of the Poll family household, Dan Poll pulls out his cell phone and proudly shows off a photo of the 14-point buck he took in 2008. It was the largest the 45-year-old father of three has taken since he started hunting deer in Central Illinois and Wisconsin in 2006.

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Location (3):Local, Paxton, Ford County

Influence of coach Judy Weber-Jones impacts former players

Ford County Record correspondent

GIBSON CITY — Mother Nature had other plans for a 30-year softball reunion game between members of the former Melvin-Sibley and Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley softball teams. 

Raffle will award choice of Paxton home or $100,000 in cash

Ford County Record correspondent

PAXTON — A chance to win a house and help support the pro-life movement is being offered in Paxton through early June.

Baby’s Voice, a pro-life organization, decided to raffle the house after one of its members felt called to do something with the pro-life movement.

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Location (3):Local, Paxton, Ford County

Names to be added to Gibson City veteran's memorial sought

GIBSON CITY — The Drummer Creek Veteran’s Memorial Committee is accepting names for the veteran’s memorial through April 30. 

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PBL homecoming 2015

Here are some of the sights from Thursday's festivities in Paxton ...

Lake Iroquois under boil order until further notice

LAKE IROQUOIS — The unincorporated community of Lake Iroquois in southwestern Iroquois County is under a boil order until further notice.

Lake Iroquois’ maintenance department announced the news around 1:30 p.m. Monday, saying that the boil order is a result of a water main being damaged and subsequently draining the water tower.

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Location (3):Local, Iroquois County, Loda