Former Loda resident arrested for burglary in Ogden

OGDEN — A former Loda resident was arrested Wednesday night after sheriff’s deputies found him near a garage in Ogden that had been burgled.

Champaign County Sheriff’s Lt. Curt Apperson said that around 8:30 p.m. deputies were asked to check on a possible burglary in progress in the 100 block of North Market Street in Ogden.

Wellington man dies from injuries in accident

RANTOUL — A Wellington man who, while bicycling, struck the back end of a semi-trailer tractor near Rantoul Tuesday morning, has died.

Rick Ried was biking on Innovation Road in the industrial park west of Rantoul when he struck the parked truck.

Mr. Ried died at 1:26 p.m. Tuesday at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. He was 58.

Inn’s wedding refusal results in discrimination suit

GALENA (AP) — A Wisconsin couple has filed a discrimination charge with the state of Illinois saying that an inn owner refused to host their wedding because they wanted a non-religious service.

Police Blotter (May 25, 2016)

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

Troopers to be out in force over holiday weekend

District 21 Illinois State Police are reminding motorists to take the necessary safety precautions to prevent senseless tragedies during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend — one of the busiest periods for travelers.

Ford County Circuit Court cases (May 25, 2016)

Following is a list of cases filed recently in Ford County Circuit Court:

• Lindsy A. Slade, 36, of Buckley, for possession of a controlled substance.
• Michael K. Brown, 19, of Paxton, for theft (less than $500) with a prior theft conviction.

List of upcoming community events (May 25, 2016)

The Ford County Historical Society’s Water Tower Museum, located at 135 S. Market St. behind Paxton City Hall, is open every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission to the museum, which specializes in Ford County history, is free. For more information, call 217-379-3723 or 217-379-4111.

Merritt hired by Gibson City streets and alleys department

GIBSON CITY — After a 25-minute closed session near the end of Monday night’s meeting, city council members voted to hire a new employee for the city’s streets and alleys department and to give raises to all non-police city employees.

PBL’s Beth Nuss brings back former students for one final show

Editor’s note: This is the second in a four-part series profiling teachers and staff members in the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district who are retiring at the end of the 2015-16 school year. Up next week: Sandy Schweighart.

Ford County Record correspondent

Nuss’ love of music leads to 34-year career

Ford County Record correspondent

PAXTON — Beth Nuss almost gave up teaching music shortly after she started her first job. If it hadn’t been for the encouragement of her college band director, she’d be working in the business world instead of teaching music for 34 years.

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