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

    Tuesday | 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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  3. Ford board takes steps to fight lightning strikes on radio towerRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 17 | 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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  4. Fourth generation shows livestockRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 17 | 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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  5. 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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  6. Owner predicts foreclosure sale of Paxton nursing home won't happenRead the original story

    Monday Jul 14 | 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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  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.

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

    Saturday Jul 5 | 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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  9. Updated: severe thunderstorm watch issuedRead the original story

    Monday Jun 30 | The News-Gazette

    NEW 9:05 p.m. Monday: The severe thunderstorm watch has been extended until 3 a.m. Tuesday.

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  10. Severe thunderstorm watch issuedRead the original story

    Monday Jun 30 | The News-Gazette

    A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Ford and Iroquois counties until 9 p.m. Monday. Severe storms with high winds as the primary threat are expected in East Central Illinois Monday evening. You should monitor the conditions and be prepared to take shelter.

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  11. Harms will take name off ballotRead the original story

    Monday Jun 30 | The News-Gazette

    State Rep. Josh Harms, R-Watseka, intends to file paperwork this week to remove himself from the November ballot, citing a desire to return to teaching and be closer to his family.

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  12. Ford courthouse seats to be auctionedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 30 | The News-Gazette

    People will a chance to own a piece of Ford County history next week when an auction is held to sell off all 95 courtroom seats believed to be original to the 108-year-old courthouse.

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  13. New health care era starts for two area countiesRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 29 | The News-Gazette

    ... like before the split. The combined county health department operated offices in Paxton and Watseka. The new Ford County Health Department will remain in the same location in Paxton at 235 North Taft Street. But, services in Watseka will move down ...

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Jury to hear lawsuit against Paxton newspaperRead the original story

    Jun 16, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    A Ford County jury will hear a civil lawsuit filed by the headmaster of a Catholic boarding school in Georgetown against the Paxton newspaper.

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  17. 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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  18. Area history, June 12, 2014Read the original story

    Jun 12, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    ... Fox to provide space in his White Line Laundry building. In 1999: The two-party system is making a comeback in Ford County although the two parties are the Republicans and the Libertarians. The Libertarians marked a milestone of sorts when they got ...

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  19. PBL students help design new Ford County health logoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    ... at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School. Ali Hofer and Amanda Diesburg designed the logo for the newly created Ford County Public Health Department, which plans to place billboards showing it off in Paxton and Gibson City in upcoming weeks. The board of ...

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  20. 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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