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List of upcoming community events (July 28, 2016)

The Market on Market is held at Majestic Park in downtown Paxton every Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. The farmers’ market features fresh produce, meats, baked goods and crafts by local residents. The farmers’ market is sponsored by the Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce, PRIDE in Paxton and the City of Paxton.


Moyer District Library news (July 28, 2016)

GIBSON CITY — With the start of the 2016-17 school year approaching, the Moyer District Library is reminding parents that one of the most valuable school supplies they can get for their child is a library card. September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month.

Other library news
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Loda Good Ole Days festival set for Friday through Sunday

LODA — The sixth annual Loda Good Ole Days festival will feature many of the usual activities, including truck and tractor pulls, a mud volleyball tournament, a parade, a barn dance and a fireworks show.

Absent from this year’s lineup, however, will be the many events usually held at the village park.


List of upcoming community events (July 20, 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.


A dozen acts to be featured in Iroquois County Fair's talent show

CRESCENT CITY — Talent abounds at the 45th annual Iroquois County Fair Talent Show, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 22, in the 4-H Center at the fairgrounds north of Crescent City. Tickets cost $5 each.


Iroquois County Fair set for July 20-25 near Crescent City

WATSEKA — The annual Iroquois County 4-H & Agricultural Fair runs from Wednesday, July 20, through Monday, July 25, at the fairgrounds north of Crescent City.


Ford County 4-H Show results announced

MELVIN — Following are results from the Ford County 4-H Show held at the 2016 Ford County Fair:

Aerospace
—  Champion aerospace project: Hunter Brewer (Prairie Fire 4-H Club).

— Reserve champion aerospace project: Keagan Busboom (Town and Country Helpers 4-H Club).


Paxton Fourth of July car show winners announced

PAXTON — Following are results from the car show at the Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration at Pells Park:

Best of Show
(Sponsored by Market Street Dental)
Todd and Kelly Cooper of Ogden (1969 Oldsmobile 442)

Best of Division Stock
(Sponsored by Farmers-Merchants National Bank)


List of upcoming community events (June 29, 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.


Tickets for Garden Walk available in Paxton

PAXTON — Tickets are are available at Hudson Drug & Hallmark Shop in downtown Paxton for the Ford-Iroquois Master Gardeners’ Garden Walk, which is set for Saturday, June 25, from 9  a.m. to 1 p.m.


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