Draggin' Main car cruise photo gallery

There was quite the turnout for downtown Paxton’s fifth annual “draggin’ Main” car cruise on Saturday, April 19. A gallery of 210 photos of the event — a throwback to the old days when Paxton’s teenagers would cruise up and down Market Street as a weekend activity — appears at the Paxton Record's Facebook page.

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'The Voice' contestant to perform at Gilman wine shop on April 25

GILMAN — Lupe Carroll, a musician, songwriter and recent contestant on “The Voice,” will be the featured entertainer during Inside Out’s monthly special event, Wine Down, on Friday, April 25.

The event begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m.

Carroll, a resident of Bourbonnais, plays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Carroll describes his musical style as “soulful folk.”

2-mile stretch of highway through Paxton to be resurfaced

PAXTON — A 2.36-mile stretch of Illinois 9/U.S. 45 will be milled and resurfaced from Baltimore Drive to the eastern limits of Paxton as part of Gov. Pat Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! construction program.

Iroquois Paving Corp. of Watseka was the lowest of three bidders on the project, with a bid of $1,225,617.

Paxton swimming pool to open Memorial Day weekend

PAXTON — The Paxton Park District’s outdoor public swimming pool is set to open for the summer on Memorial Day weekend.

The pool will open Saturday, May 24, and will also be open Sunday, May 25, and Monday, May 26.

PBL Eastlawn School's third-quarter honor roll released

PBL Eastlawn School has named students to its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year:

PBL Junior High School names students to third-quarter honor roll

Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School has named students to its “straight A” honor roll and honor roll for the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year:

Straight A honor roll

PBL High School releases third-quarter honor roll

Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School has named students to its honor roll, high honor roll and “straight A” honor roll for the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year:

Honor roll

Loda Sanitary District board to meet April 28

LODA — The board of trustees of the Loda Sanitary District has called a public meeting for 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, at the Loda firehouse. 

Paxton Police Blotter (April 18, 2014)

PAXTON — The Paxton Police Department released the following list of recent activity:

Event in Gibson City raises $3,000 for Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance

GIBSON CITY — Expressions Salon hosted a fundraising event at the Moyer District Library on Friday night and raised more than $3,000 for the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA).

Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA) is a rare, life-shortening genetic neuro-muscular disorder that affects some 50,000 people in the U.S. Currently, there is no cure for the disease.

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