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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. Excessive Heat Warning IssuedRead the original story

    Wednesday | WAND-TV Decatur

    A hot and humid air mass has settled into central Illinois. A thermal ridge will remain in control of our weather through the start of the weekend.

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  3. Area update: Piatt County clerk resigns 'with regret'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | The News-Gazette

    ... to this board," LaMie responded, "and it isn't shown just by standing up to a flag." Later, LaMie told the Ford County Record: "We're not supposed to be worshiping idols or graven images, so it just bothers me standing up there. ... I try to show ...

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  4. Tornado touchdown confirmed in Kankakee County on SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | WLS-AM Chicago

    ... in northern Livingston County. The weather service reported two destroyed grain bins and a shed near Herscher in Ford County along with downed power lines.

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  5. 7-7-16 AM StormsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | WYMG-FM Springfield

    ... pea-sized hail and heavy rain. The weather service reported two destroyed grain bins and a shed near Herscher in Ford County along with downed power lines.

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  6. Crews surveying 2 possible tornados in northern IllinoisRead the original story

    Monday Jul 18 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... pea-sized hail and heavy rain. The weather service reported two destroyed grain bins and a shed near Herscher in Ford County along with downed power lines.

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  7. Severe Storms Roll Through Central IllinoisRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 13 | WAND-TV Decatur

    A line of severe storms moved across central Illinois Wednesday evening. WAND Chief Meteorologist JC Fultz says this line of storms packed winds of up to 70 mph, with the strongest gust of 78 mph recorded south of Urbana.

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  8. 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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  9. Top of the morning, July 6, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | The News-Gazette

    ... grew from 27 to 28. Finally. "It gives closure to the whole situation," said Sandy, who celebrated later at the Ford County Fair in Melvin. "I'll always remember this wonderful night. It makes me so proud."

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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. Teen who lied in plot against mom sentenced to probationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | The News-Gazette

    ... and have no contact with Vasquez, who had a prior conviction for aggravated criminal sexual abuse from Ford County for having sex with the same girl at a Paxton motel late last year. Rietz said the girl had received court supervision, which she ...

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  12. Area update: Bement won't grant Lions Club fund requestRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | The News-Gazette

    ... request but denied another to a similar group in the future. MELVIN - Audrey Bloomquist was crowned the 56th Ford County Fair Queen, giving Paxton five winners in the past six pageants. Bloomquist, a 2016 graduate of Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School, ...

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  13. 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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  14. Updated: Rantoul High School student dies after crash in PaxtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Dakota L. Odom, 17, was pronounced dead at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana at 4:58 p.m. Friday following the accident. Miss Odom was driving when she lost control of her 2003 Ford Taurus and struck a tree near 276 N. Ford County Road 1900 East around 3:30 p.m., Northrup said.

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  15. Rantoul teen dies after hitting tree with carRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... 276 North 1900 East Road in Paxton. Authorities say she lost control of her vehicle for an unknown reason. The Ford County Sheriff's Office responded, and Odom was transported to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, where she was pronounced dead at ...

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  16. Community Calendar: June 18, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2016 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    ... 815-932-2845, pflagillinois.org . 2 p.m. Local PFLAG chapter meeting, speakers, support and discussion. Ford County Fair, 329 E. Third St., Melvin. Fair begins with western horse show at 10 a.m. Fair continues through June 25. fordcountyfair.org . ...

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  17. Ford kicks off county fair seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2016 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    The Ford County Fair will open Sunday at the fairgrounds, off Illinois Route 54 on the northeast side of town, with a western horse show at 10 a.m. The biggest event of the week is expected to be the Friday night concert with country vocalist Caanan Smith, with No. 1 hit "Love You Like That," and singer-songwriters LOCAST - Chris Lucas and Preston Brust with top 40 tunes "Keep in Mind" and "I Love This Life."

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  18. Saturday at the Ford County FairRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2016 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    The last day of the Ford County Fair in Melvin starts with the open goat show at 9 a.m. The open rabbit show starts at 9:30 a.m. with the open poultry show starting at 11 a.m. Rides open at 1 p.m. with a special armband price of $10. Armbands are good until 5 p.m. when rides go back to regular price.

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  19. Community Calendar: June 15, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    ... 815-932-2845, pflagillinois.org . 2 p.m. Local PFLAG chapter meeting, speakers, support and discussion. Ford County Fair, 329 E. Third St., Melvin. Fair begins with western horse show at 10 a.m. Fair continues through June 25. fordcountyfair.org . ...

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  20. Canaan Smith and LOCASH at the Ford County FairRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    Canaan Smith and LOCASH. hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Ford County Fair in Melvin.

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