Young photographers sought for ag-related photo contest

SPRINGFIELD — State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is reminding students that there are only a couple of weeks left to enter the 2013 Cream of the Crop Photo Contest. 

“If you’re a young photographer looking to make your mark in the state of Illinois, then submit your best agricultural pictures for the Cream of the Crop Photo Contest,” said Rutherford. 

Sewing class for youth being offered

ONARGA — A club is being offered for beginning sewers in Ford and Iroquois counties between the ages of 8 and 18.

The club will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. each Sunday for six weeks starting on Feb. 10 at the Ford-Iroquois University of Illinois Extension office in Onarga. Members will be creating small sewing projects.

Upcoming community events (Sept. 14, 2012)


Cissna Park to hold 5K event

Swedish Heritage Day to be all day Saturday downtown

PAXTON — Swedish Heritage Day is coming back to downtown Paxton this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Majestic Park, located in the 100 block of S. Market Street, will be the location for music, artisans, crafters and vendors. 

Swedish Heritage Day set for Aug. 11 at Majestic Park

PAXTON — The Swedish Heritage Society will once again celebrate its history with Swedish Heritage Day on Saturday, Aug. 11.

The event starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. at Majestic Park in downtown Paxton.

List of upcoming community events (June 29, 2012)


Ford County Fair being held

Art show set for July at Civic Center

PAXTON — Local artists are being invited to exhibit their work at the annual Ford County Town and Country Art Show, scheduled for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the Paxton Civic Center, 601 S. Fall St.

Entry forms are available at the Paxton Park District’s website, Entries are due by July 10.

List of upcoming community events (April 18, 2012)


Rural Leaders Listening Post to gather

List of upcoming community events (Nov. 9, 2011)

November 10

Tea Party hosting informational meeting
WATSEKA — The Watseka/Iroquois County Tea Party will be holding an informational meeting on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Masonic Lodge in Watseka.  The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

List of upcoming community events (Aug. 24, 2011)

Tea Party hosting rally Saturday
PAXTON — The Ford County Tea Party will host an informational rally at 2 p.m. Saturday,  Aug. 27, at Pells Park, 700 E. Pells St., Paxton.

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