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  1. Area history, Sept. 30, 2014Read the original story

    6 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    ... attended by nearly 300 people. Only Mr. Stone survived the blaze. In 1964: Rep. Les Arends, a Republican from Ford County, took the floor of the U.S. House Tuesday to defend Sen. Barry Goldwater from "hate peddlers" who he said are portraying ...

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  2. 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. "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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  3. Gibson City woman gets prison over car theftRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    A 21-year-old Gibson City woman with several prior convictions for burglary and theft, many involving automobiles, was sentenced to 4-1/2 years in state prison Monday for stealing a car in Gibson City two years ago. Judge Paul Lawrence imposed the sentence on Charly J. Jesse during a hearing in Ford County Circuit Court, saying that probation would be too lenient a punishment for someone with her criminal record.

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  4. Inmate found hanging in cell in Ford County jailRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    An inmate at the Ford County Jail was rushed to an Urbana hospital after he was found Monday morning hanging by the neck from a bed sheet in his cell. The inmate, whose identity has not been released, remained in Carle Foundation Hospital's critical care unit as of 2 p.m. Monday, Sheriff Mark Doran said in a news release.

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  5. Paxton to celebrate pickerRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 27 | The News-Gazette

    ... spotting vintage finds. McNish hand-picked the two properties they will spend three hours "picking." Both are in Ford County, owned by the same person and contain buildings full of antiques. But that's all McNish will disclose. McNish hasn't just ...

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  6. PBL enrollment dropsRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 25 | The News-Gazette

    Enrollment in the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district has fallen below 1,400 students for the first time this century. With 1,395 students at the district's four schools as of the sixth day of classes, PBL has 13 fewer students than it did at this time last year - and last year's sixth-day enrollment was PBL's lowest since 2002-03, when there were 1,405 students.

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  7. 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. "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. 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. "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. Chief, county sheriff trade testy remarksRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 13 | The News-Gazette

    Paxton Police Chief Bob Bane and Ford County Sheriff Mark Doran exchanged contentious remarks during a meeting of the Paxton City Council's police committee this week. But in the end, both stressed that what they had to say was not personal; they just want the county's dispatching service to be the best it can be.

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  10. Wal-Mart Representatives Attended This Year's Pro Farmer Crop TourRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 11 | Agri Marketing

    ... director of dry grocery, who traveled from Ohio to Minnesota with the tour. After scouting a corn field in Ford County, Illinois, a roadside encounter with a farmer gave Robinson just such knowledge. The farmer said his crop, slated for delivery to ...

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  11. Wal-Mart joins U.S. crop-tour fever seeking food chain edgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 10 | MSN Money

    ... director of dry grocery, who traveled from Ohio to Minnesota with the tour. After scouting a corn field in Ford County, Illinois, a roadside encounter with a farmer gave Robinson just such knowledge. The farmer said his crop, slated for delivery to ...

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  12. 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. "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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  13. A few months in, it's 'part of the routine'Read the original story

    Saturday Sep 6 | The News-Gazette

    ... "I'm not surprised because we had only a couple of phone calls asking about it" before the law went into effect, Ford County Clerk Linda Kellerhals said. But she pointed out, "we're a small county." Her office has only issued 28 other marriage ...

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  14. Wind farm gets two-year permit extensionRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 6 | The News-Gazette

    The developers of the Pilot Hill Wind Project have been granted a two-year extension of their special-use permit for the construction of up to 96 turbines in the Kempton area in northern Ford County. The Ford County Zoning Board of Appeals voted 5-0 to approve extending the permit until Nov. 11, 2016.

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  15. Updated: severe thunderstorm watch issued East Central IllinoisRead the original story

    Friday Sep 5 | The News-Gazette

    New 3:45 p.m. Friday: The severe thunderstorm watch has been extended to all of East Central Illinois except Edgar County until 9 p.m. Friday. ** Original story: The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Ford and Iroquois counties until 9 p.m. Friday.

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  16. Severe thunderstorm watch issued for two area countiesRead the original story

    Friday Sep 5 | The News-Gazette

    The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Ford and Iroquois counties until 9 p.m. Friday. You should monitor the weather conditions and be prepared to take shelter.

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  17. Chatsworth man killed in crash in Ford CountyRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 2 | The News-Gazette

    Adam C. Masterson, 39, was pronounced dead at 4:20 a.m. at the scene, Ford County Coroner Doug Wallace said.

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  18. Many benefit from woman's bequestsRead the original story

    Aug 30, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    ... came largely from the sale of her three-bedroom home on Winchester Drive in Champaign and farmland in the Ford County area that she had inherited from her parents, the attorney said. Ms. Kaufmann had grown up on a farm, and both her parents died ...

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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. Ford County wind turbine project seeks extensionRead the original story

    Aug 26, 2014 | 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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