Paxton's recycling center closed on Nov. 8

PAXTON — Paxton’s recycling center will be closed Saturday, Nov. 8.

The recycling center, located in the Central Illinois Disposal & Recycling building at 1190 N. Market St., is open to Paxton residents only on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

Paxton agency offers to help low-income households pay their energy bills

PAXTON — Low-income households may apply to receive help paying their energy bills at the East Central Illinois Community Action Agency’s office in Paxton.

Appointments can be made by calling the ECICAA office in Paxton at 379-2071. Appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Weber Fertilizer & Trucking recognized as Friend of 4-H Award winner

LODA — Weber Fertilizer & Trucking of Loda is being recognized as a 2014 Iroquois County Friend of 4-H Award winner. 

Danforth teen wins state 4-H Vet Science Award

DANFORTH — For Tess Cummings of Danforth, who has grown up caring for Nubian dairy goats and a quarter horse on her family’s farm, the decision to start working on 4-H veterinary science projects was an obvious one.

This year, her passion and hard work paid off in a big way. Cummings was recently awarded the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association’s 4-H Veterinary Science Award.

Iroquois County Public Health Department offers free breast-cancer screenings

WATSEKA — October was National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women.  According to the Susan G. Komen organization, it is estimated that there will be 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer among U.S. women in 2014. 

State police plan special patrols in November

ASHKUM — District 21 Illinois State Police troopers will conduct an Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols in Kankakee, Iroquois and Ford counties on Nov. 19, Nov. 20 and Nov. 25.    

Fisher man pleads guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse

URBANA — A Fisher man who admitted having sex with a teen seven years younger than he has been conditionally sentenced to 30 months of probation and six months in the county jail.

GCMS honored for teen driver safety

GIBSON CITY — The National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) has selected six schools — including Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School — for its national teen driver safety program, Project Ignition.

The program is operated in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to effectively and specifically work to increase seat-belt usage among teens.

Gibson City’s Downtown Revitalization Committee to meet Nov. 5

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City’s Downtown Revitalization Committee has called a meeting for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at City Hall.

The meeting is open to the public.

Halloween events set in area towns

A roundup of Halloween activities in the area tonight ...

Halloween Parade in Paxton

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