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

    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.

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  2. Ford County wind turbine project seeks extensionRead the original story

    Tuesday | The News-Gazette

    The developers of the Pilot Hill Wind Project are requesting another extension of their special-use permit for the construction of 96 turbines in the Kempton area in northern Ford County.

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  3. Paxton group has plans for restoring former sheriff residence and jailRead the original story

    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.

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  4. County board member questions need for veteran commissionRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 14 | The News-Gazette

    ... nd a commission would then need to be established by the board. Also, a property tax increase of 0.04 percent in Ford County would be required to support the organization.

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  5. Top of the Morning, Aug. 14, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 14 | The News-Gazette

    ... used as the sole instrument in the service. The piano would have been used for Sunday School assembly." "In Ford County, two of the eight pipe organs are now centennial instruments. This organ was built by the Moller organ company of Hagerstown, Md. ...

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

    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.

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  7. Tom Kacich: 106th House District race heating upRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 3 | The News-Gazette

    ... on the November ballot. But Bill Nutter is in the race too, although he's been pretty quiet. Bennett, the Ford County Republican chairman from Gibson City, also is chairman of the Parkland College board and is fairly well known in the district north ...

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  8. Paxton group has plans for restoring former sheriff residence and jailRead the original story

    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.

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  9. Concert to benefit veterans postponedRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 30 | The News-Gazette

    Due to a lack of a suitable venue, a proposed concert to raise funds to start a Veterans Assistance Commission in Ford County has been postponed, its organizer said.

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  10. Bennett a unanimous pick for GOP ballot spotRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 29 | The News-Gazette

    ... to be the GOP nominee this fall. Bennett, 48, is chair of the Parkland College Board of Trustees and head of the Ford County Republican Party. He replaces state Rep. Josh Harms, R-Watseka, on the ballot. Harms dropped out of the race for what he ...

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  11. GOP chairs pick Bennett for House runRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    Tom Bennett of Gibson City, the Ford County Republican county chairman and chairman of the Parkland College Board of Trustees, will be the Republican candidate for the Illinois House in the 106th District.

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  12. New leader chosen for area agencyRead the original story

    Jul 26, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    A long-time educator from St. Louis has been hired as the chief executive officer of the East Central Illinois Community Action Agency.

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  13. Paxton group has plans for restoring former sheriff residence and jailRead the original story

    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.

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  14. Rural Clifton man charged with pot-growing operationRead the original story

    Jul 22, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    A nine-month investigation into a marijuana-growing operation in northern Ford County has resulted in the arrest of a 60-year-old man from rural Clifton.

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  15. Ford board takes steps to fight lightning strikes on radio towerRead the original story

    Jul 17, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    A radio tower next to the Ford County Courthouse will be upgraded this summer to keep lightning strikes from affecting the courthouse and nearby Ford County Jail.

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  16. Paxton group has plans for restoring former sheriff residence and jailRead the original story

    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.

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  17. Fourth generation shows livestockRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    ... National Heifer Show in Louisville. Since then, it's been one East Central Illinois town after another - the Ford County Fair in Melvin, the Moultrie-Douglas County Fair in Arthur, the Fisher Fair and the Farmer City Fair. "But the Champaign County ...

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  18. Owner predicts foreclosure sale of Paxton nursing home won't happenRead the original story

    Jul 14, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    ... at a public auction in August. But an official for the company that operates the foreclosed ASTA Care Center of Ford County said he doubts "it's going to get to that point." "We're in the process of working things out with our lender, and the ...

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  19. Paxton group has plans for restoring former sheriff residence and jailRead the original story

    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.

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  20. Iraq veteran aims to improve outdoor opportunities for othersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    ... that you can fit into. I hope this softball team will provide that opportunity." Swenson is working with the Ford County chapter of Pheasants Forever to organize a pheasant hunt for veterans in rural Gibson City on a Saturday this October. The date ...

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