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List of upcoming community events (April 12, 2017)

The Ford County Historical Society’s Water Tower Museum will be open every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting April 22. The  museum, located at 135 S. Market St. just behind Paxton City Hall, specializes in Ford County history. For information or to schedule special tours, call 217-379-3723 or 217-379-4111.


Paxton Swine 'N' Dine BBQ Contest & Festival set for Sept. 16

PAXTON — The sixth annual Paxton Swine ‘N’ Dine BBQ Contest & Festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 16, in downtown Paxton.


Electronics recycling event set for April 22 in Gibson City

GIBSON CITY — An electronics recycling day will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in the parking lot west of the farmers’ market in Gibson City.


Paxton Community Sale returns to Coady Park on Saturday

PAXTON — The annual Paxton Community Sale is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 1, at Coady Park, located at the intersection of Fall and Summer streets on the city’s east edge.

Sponsored by the Paxton Park District, the Community Sale features live auctions and a flea market, along with food vendors.


Moyer District Library news (March 29, 2017)

GIBSON CITY — Card-making classes led by Mary McCormick will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at the Moyer District Library in Gibson City.

“It doesn’t matter what you consider to be your artistic skill level,” a news release from the library said. “Participants of this very popular class ... leave with useful works of art in their hands.”


Paxton Carnegie Library news (March 29, 2017)

At the Paxton Carnegie Library, we welcome spring with new books and movies, and many more reasons to stop by your local library. Browse the shelves for that new bestseller you’ve been hearing about. Don’t know what all the cool kids are reading? Then pick up the latest edition of BookPage.


Tickets on sale for chance to win $1,000

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Rotary Club is selling 150 sets of raffle tickets for a chance to win $1,000 in cash.

A set includes three tickets, at a total cost of $25. The tickets must be purchased by Friday, March 24. Tickets can be purchased from Gibson City Rotarians, at the Bank of Gibson City and at the Moyer District Library in Gibson City.


List of upcoming community events (Feb. 15, 2017)

The Ford County Historical Society’s Water Tower Museum, located at 135 S. Market St. behind Paxton City Hall,  is closed for a winter break and will be open next on Saturday, March 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visits to the museum at other times can be arranged by calling 217-379-4111 or 217-379-3723. Admission to the museum, which specializes in Ford County history, is free.


Miller re-elected president of Ford County Fair board

MELVIN — Kirk Miller of Melvin was re-elected president of the Ford County Fair board at its annual meeting on Jan. 14. 

Dallas Meyer of Thawville and Corinne Brown of Paxton were re-elected vice president and secretary/treasurer, respectively.


List of upcoming community events (Feb. 1, 2017)

The Ford County Historical Society’s Water Tower Museum, located at 135 S. Market St. behind Paxton City Hall,  is closed for a winter break and will be open next on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visits to the museum at other times can be arranged by calling 217-379-4111 or 217-379-3723. Admission to the museum, which specializes in Ford County history, is free.


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