Ford County Newswire

Ford County Newswire

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  1. Paxton group has plans for restoring former sheriff residence and jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2013 | The News-Gazette

    Sitting vacant and deteriorating for years, the historic former Ford County sheriff's residence and jail on the courthouse square is expected to be restored and put to use, now that it has a new owner. "It's good to get it passed on to somebody that hopefully will find a good use for it," Ford County Board Chairman Rick Bowen said after the board voted 9-2 this week to sell the aging complex to the nonprofit Paxton Foundation.

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  2. Flash flood watch issued for East Central IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | The News-Gazette

    A flash flood watch has been issued for all of East Central Illinois except Ford and Iroquois counties through Friday evening. More from the National Weather Service: * VERY HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED OVER A PORTION OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS THIS AFTERNOON AND INTO THIS EVENING.

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  3. Flash flood watch issued for northern countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | The News-Gazette

    A flash flood watch has been issued for Ford and Iroquois counties from Wednesday night through Thursday afternoon. More from the National Weather Service: * PERIODS OF THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY WEDNESDAY EVENING ACROSS NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA.

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  4. tornado watch issued for area countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | The News-Gazette

    New 4:07 p.m. Monday: A tornado watch has been issued for Champaign, DeWitt, Macon, Coles, Douglas, Moultrie, Piatt and Ford counties until 11 p.m. Monday. You should monitor the weather conditions and be prepared to take shelter.

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  5. Severe thunderstorm watch issued for northern countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | The News-Gazette

    A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Ford and Iroquois counties until 3 p.m. Monday. The National Weather Service said in these areas, storms capable of producing high winds, hail, heavy rain, frequent lightning and perhaps even a tornado are possible Monday.

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  6. Paxton group has plans for restoring former sheriff residence and jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2013 | The News-Gazette

    Sitting vacant and deteriorating for years, the historic former Ford County sheriff's residence and jail on the courthouse square is expected to be restored and put to use, now that it has a new owner. "It's good to get it passed on to somebody that hopefully will find a good use for it," Ford County Board Chairman Rick Bowen said after the board voted 9-2 this week to sell the aging complex to the nonprofit Paxton Foundation.

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  7. Flash flood warning issued for northern countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | The News-Gazette

    A flash flood warning has been issued for north central Ford County and Iroquois County until 9 p.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service said two inches of rain have already fallen in these areas as of 3 p.m. Thursday, and two more inches are possible.

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  8. Top of the morning, June 18, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | The News-Gazette

    The third NBA Finals MVP from our fine state might hail from Springfield, but Andre Iguodala has ties to our area, too. His high school coach, Craig Patton, was a multi-sport star at Gibson City High whose mother still lives in Ford County.

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  9. Go figure: June 17, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | The News-Gazette

    ... him from the coward that took his life." Consecutive years a contestant from Paxton has been crowned Miss Ford County, snapping Gibson City's four-queens-in-five-years run. The successor to Paxton-Buckley-Loda grad HALEY BROKATE will be revealed ...

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  10. Paxton group has plans for restoring former sheriff residence and jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2013 | The News-Gazette

    Sitting vacant and deteriorating for years, the historic former Ford County sheriff's residence and jail on the courthouse square is expected to be restored and put to use, now that it has a new owner. "It's good to get it passed on to somebody that hopefully will find a good use for it," Ford County Board Chairman Rick Bowen said after the board voted 9-2 this week to sell the aging complex to the nonprofit Paxton Foundation.

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  11. Updated: flood advisories in effect for southern countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 16 | The News-Gazette

    New 9:30 a.m. Tuesday: A flash flood watch has been issued for Moultrie, Douglas, Coles, Edgar and Shelby counties from Tuesday night until Wednesday night. More from the National Weather Service: * PERIODS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS EAST CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

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  12. Updated: flood advisories in effect for northern countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 15 | The News-Gazette

    New 3:20 p.m. Monday: A flash flood warning has been issued for northeastern Iroquois County until 9 p.m. Monday. ** New 9:40 a.m. Monday: A flash flood watch is in effect for Ford and Iroquois counties until late Monday night.

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  13. Updated: flash flood watch in effect for northern countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 15 | The News-Gazette

    New 9:40 a.m. Monday: A flash flood watch is in effect for Ford and Iroquois counties until late Monday night. More from the National Weather Service: * PERIODS OF THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TODAY INTO TONIGHT ACROSS NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA.

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  14. The Future Five, June 15, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 15 | The News-Gazette

    ... Enjoy fresh strawberries over ice cream while supplies last. There's also a hayride and guided garden hikes. The Ford County Fair gets underway in Melvin. There's a horse show, a petting zoo, amusement rides, a midway, livestock, pageants, truck and ...

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  15. Flash flood watch issued for two area countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | The News-Gazette

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Ford and Iroquois counties in effect until Friday morning. Thunderstorms are possible in these areas on Thursday night with two to three inches of rain possible in spots.

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  16. Ford County to ignore law requiring jurors to get raiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 10 | The News-Gazette

    By an 8-4 vote, Ford County Board members agreed to ignore a new state law that requires Illinois counties to increase their daily pay rate for jurors. The law, effective June 1, was signed in December by then-Gov. Pat Quinn.

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  17. Traffic stop in Ford County leads to arrest of two from Arcola on drug chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 8 | The News-Gazette

    Two Arcola residents were arrested for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop north of Gibson City. Cpl. Howard Curry of the Ford County Sheriff's Office said he arrested Charles M. McSpadden, 32, and Denise N. Kielhorn, 32, who both gave an address in the 200 block of Taft Street in Arcola, after pulling over a 2012 Kia four-door car on Illinois 47 near Ford County Road 775 North.

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  18. Paxton group has plans for restoring former sheriff residence and jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2013 | The News-Gazette

    Sitting vacant and deteriorating for years, the historic former Ford County sheriff's residence and jail on the courthouse square is expected to be restored and put to use, now that it has a new owner. "It's good to get it passed on to somebody that hopefully will find a good use for it," Ford County Board Chairman Rick Bowen said after the board voted 9-2 this week to sell the aging complex to the nonprofit Paxton Foundation.

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  19. Updated: strong storms moving through East Central IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 7 | The News-Gazette

    New 7:25 p.m. Sunday A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Vermilion County until 8:15 p.m. Sunday. New 7 p.m. Sunday: A flash flood warning has been issued for northern Champaign and Vermilion counties until 12 a.m. Monday, A line of strong storms is moving through East Central Illinois Sunday evening.

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  20. Police seek information on attempts to lure children into cars in MelvinRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two people suspected of trying to lure two children into a car in Melvin. Paxton Police Chief Bob Bane said the Ford County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incidents, which occurred around 8 p.m. Monday.

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