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PAXTON — ASTA Care of Ford County, 1240 N. Market St. in Paxton, is hosting a winter bazaar bake and craft sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13.
Lunch will be served.
All money raised benefits the nursing home’s residents for Christmas.
WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of recent activity:
— John E. Craycraft, 32, of Beaverville, turned himself in at the county jail on Dec. 9. Craycraft was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for production of cannabis. He was sentenced to 90 days in the county jail.
PAXTON — The Paxton Park District Board of Commissioners on Tuesday ended its seven-month search for a new board member.
DANVILLE — The preliminary indication from a sound study at the California Ridge Wind Project is that turbines are not exceeding Illinois noise limits, according to an attorney with Invenergy, the wind farm owner.
People whose vehicles remain on certain streets in Paxton or Gibson City following heavy snowfalls may risk having their vehicles towed at their own expense.
Paxton and Gibson City both have “snow routes” that go into effect following big snowfalls. Paxton’s snow routes go into effect after a 2-inch snowfall, while Gibson City’s go into effect after a 3-inch snowfall.
PAXTON — The Ford County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of activity for the period of Dec. 1-7:
— On Dec. 7, a deputy assisted a Paxton police officer with a burglary alarm at Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative in Paxton.
— On Dec. 7, a deputy handled a disturbance in Piper City.
PBL High School to host Madrigal Dinners
PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School’s annual Madrigal Dinners are set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, and Thursday, Dec. 12, at First Lutheran Church in Paxton.
Loda to host Christmas parade Dec. 13
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Police Department released the following list of persons arrested or ticketed recently:
— Marco T. Reynoso-Ramirez, 33, of Rantoul, for no valid driver’s license, operating an uninsured vehicle and an obstructed windshield/tinted windows on Dec. 7.
— Alan K. Shovan, 44, of Fremont, Neb., for speeding on Dec. 7.
CHICAGO — The Illinois Commerce Commission approved new electric distribution rates on Monday for Ameren Illinois for 2014.
The new rates reflect a reduction of about $45 million in annual revenue and will go into effect Jan. 1, 2014.
GIFFORD — Guests and village officials packed into a conference room at Gifford State Bank for a marathon village board meeting Thursday covering myriad recovery issues.