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. UI Extension to move Ford-Iroquois officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2013 | The News-Gazette

    The University of Illinois Extension is searching for another building to rent for its office serving Ford and Iroquois counties, because the office it has leased for 20 years in Onarga will soon be the site of a medical clinic. The building owner provided notification "about a month ago" that he would not be renewing the Extension's lease, said Ginger Boas, director of the Extension unit serving Ford, Iroquois, Champaign and Vermilion counties.

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  3. Rural cemetery vandalizedRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 6 | The News-Gazette

    Maureen Hughes felt only one thing - "disgust" - when she realized that large sections of a 200-year-old, ornate wrought-iron fence had been stolen from one of Champaign County's oldest cemeteries late last month. "It's just uncalled for that somebody could desecrate a cemetery like that," the retired one-time police officer said.

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  4. Many districts biding time on carbon-monoxide detector purchasesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | The News-Gazette

    Following the recommendation of the state superintendent of education, many area school districts are putting off buying carbon-monoxide detectors, now required by law, as the state fire marshal's office decides on rules for the devices. The new law took effect Jan. 1, requiring all schools in the state to have an approved, operating carbon-monoxide detector or alarm within 20 feet of a carbon-monoxide emitting device, like water heaters and boilers.

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  5. Dean Buhs Misdiagnosed With Peptic Ulcer, Dies of Heart AttackRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Law Firm Newswire

    ... and Dr. David Hagan. The jury recently handed down a verdict for $950,000. According to legal observers in the Ford County area, the recent jury award of $950,000 in damages awarded to the estate of 73-year-old Dean Buhs was a landmark civil ...

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  6. Springfield man dies in crash in Ford CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 31 | The News-Gazette

    According to a State Police report, Christopher T. Ford, 34, of Springfield was driving east on Illinois 9 near County Road 2500 E east of Paxton when the vehicle left the highway and ejected the driver at 4:21 p.m. Sunday.

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  7. 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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  8. Area update: Piatt County panel not endorsing zoning changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | The News-Gazette

    ... Indianapolis attorney Tom Atherton laid out One Earth Energy's case in detail during an hour-long hearing at the Ford County Courthouse. The board, however, was not swayed, agreeing for a seventh straight year to keep the plant's assessed value ...

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  9. Area update: Coalition brings movie, discussion on race to townRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | The News-Gazette

    ... until we can determine our actual district income for the remainder of this year and next." PAXTON - The Ford County Board unanimously approved a new collective-bargaining agreement with the labor union representing the sheriff's office's ...

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  10. How much can a rural doctor do? Ask Neil Nelson, MDRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 26 | American Medical Association

    Neil Nelson, MD, wears many hats as a rural physician in Gibson City, Ill. He is a general internist, a pediatrician, a pharmacist and one of Ford County's auxiliary sheriff's deputies.

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  11. 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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  12. Life Remembered: Rhodes left lasting impact on Gibson CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 19 | The News-Gazette

    Karen Rhodes' love of finances and economics made her a logical choice to take over as Gibson City's mayor following the death of Loel Jordan in 1988. And it didn't take long for aldermen who appointed her to the city's top leadership position - and the rest of the western Ford County city - to realize they had made the right choice.

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  13. 'Suicidal Deer' sign stolenRead the original story

    Monday Jan 18 | The News-Gazette

    ... to steal it," Button Township Highway Commissioner Ron Hilligoss said. The sign was purchased for $42 by the Ford County Highway Department several weeks ago at Hilligoss' request. Hilligoss hoped it would raise drivers' awareness about the large ...

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  14. So Wrong, So FunnyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 14 | KALC-FM Denver

    A town in Ford County, Illinois is making national news for posting an unusual deer crossing sign. The purpose of deer crossing signs is to warn drivers that deer tend to come into a particular roadway, and usually mark the spots where that happens frequently.

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  15. 'Suicidal Deer' Sign Should Definitely Get Drivers' AttentionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 13 | The Huffington Post

    People of the Internet are fawning over a sign in rural Ford County, Illinois, that warns of "suicidal deer" on the highway. But Ford County officials aren't the first to come up with the idea.

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  16. Central Illinois officials warn drivers of 'suicidal deer'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 12 | Chicago Sun-Times

    ... to try to cut down on deer vs. car accidents. Early indications are that the sign is working, according to the Ford County Record . Not because the deer actually are suicidal, but because it's raised awareness among drivers. So far, no accidents ...

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  17. 'Suicidal Deer' Sign in Small Illinois Town Warns Drivers ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 11 | TheBlaze.com

    People living in rural areas often muse about the apparent death wish of local critters who jump out in front of their cars on poorly lit back roads. The Ford County Highway Department in Paxton, Illinois, has suggested that such outlandish claims might actually be grounded in reality.

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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. Wildlife collision alert: The bucks (don't) stop hereRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    Drivers be warned: The deer that roam the Dogtown area southeast of Paxton in Button Township aren't scared of cars and trucks. Deer in headlights have been a common sight in that rural area of Ford County, with 33 vehicle-versus-deer collisions reported to the Ford County sheriff's office in 2015, according to Button Township Highway Commissioner Ron Hilligoss.

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  20. Police: Teen clocked at 100 mph facing DUI, other chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    A Paxton teenager stopped by police for driving in excess of 100 mph in a 55-mph speed zone has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving 35-plus mph above the speed limit, among other charges. Paxton Police Chief Bob Bane said that Talon C. Yaden, 18, of 210 W. Patton St., was driving a 1994 Ford Mustang west on Illinois 9 around 2 a.m. Wednesday when a Paxton police officer attempted to pull over his car for speeding near the intersection with Ford County Road 1800 East, on the city's west edge.

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