Tara Frichtl

'Draggin' Main' becomes focus of country song

PAXTON — “Dragging Main,” an old Paxton tradition, became a focus of a country song about Paxton’s small-town charm.

Jim Swick, a Paxton native residing in Paducah, Ky., wrote the “Paxton Song” about his experiences growing up in a small town.


Snow news is good news

The salt spreaders are mounted, the salt is stored and the plows are ready to be attached. Yet the waiting game continues for local street departments for the usual winter weather East Central Illinois experiences.

Not that anyone is complaining.

“We will never complain if we don’t have snow,” said Randy Stauffer, superintendent of the Public Works Department in Gibson City.


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