District 21 Illinois State Police blotter (Sept. 3, 2015)

ASHKUM — District 21 Illinois State Police released the following list of persons arrested recently:

Iroquois County Sheriff's Office police blotter (Sept. 3, 2015)

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of recent activity:

No leads in possible threats that brought lockdown to PBL schools

PAXTON — After two days of heightened security last week — and no legitimate leads about who made the threatening comments that led to a soft lockdown — things are back to normal at Paxton-Buckley-Loda schools.

Ramirez pleads not guilty to new felony drug charge in Macon County

DECATUR — A Paxton man whose federal drug-trafficking conviction was overturned by an appellate court this summer pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a new felony drug charge filed against him in Macon County Circuit Court.

Killian, Evans, Nuss among those who've picked up petitions for March primary

PAXTON — On the first day to pick up nominating petitions from the Ford County Clerk’s Office for the March 15 primary election, several potential candidates did so.

Paxton Record's 150th anniversary bash set for Sept. 15

PAXTON — The Paxton Record will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a community ice cream social event to be held at Pells Park in Paxton on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

A variety of activities are being planned for the evening party, which begins at 4:30 p.m.

Ludlow Grade School expects balanced budget for 2015-16

LUDLOW — Ludlow Grade School is expected to have a balanced budget for the 2015-16 school year.

The school board has approved the tentative budget and is expected to vote on the final budget at its Sept. 24 meeting. A budget hearing at 6:45 p.m. will precede the meeting.

Superintendent Dru Lobmaster said all four main operating funds are in the black.

Event raises $15,000 for new Ludlow community building

RANTOUL — A Saturday evening benefit to raise funds for a new Ludlow community building raised about $15,000.

Paula Hopkins, a Ludlow native who helped to organize the event at The Linden Banquet Center, Rantoul, said the total included money raised Saturday and donated ahead of time.

PBL school board to discuss facility planning Thursday night

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board has called a meeting for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, to discuss facility planning, the district’s 10-year health/life safety study and capital improvement projects.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held in the board room in the administrative offices at PBL Junior High School in Paxton.

Family pitches plan to city to honor the late Jay Nuss

PAXTON — A Paxton City Council committee has given its blessing to the family of the late Clarence “Jay” Nuss to memorialize him with a new sign for the city-owned youth league baseball park.

The city property, parks and forestry committee approved Monday a proposal by Nuss’ son Pat to install a large engraved rock marker at the park designating it as Nelson Field.

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