Street closures approved for antique market in Paxton

PAXTON — The Paxton City Council last week approved street closings to facilitate a newly planned First Saturday antique market.

Debi Chapman-Hermann, owner of Mena’s Mercantile in downtown Paxton, requested that the 100 block of East State Street near her store be closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 4, July 2, Aug. 6 and Sept. 3.

Casey's 'Dog Tag' promotion to benefit Hope for the Warriors

ANKENY, Iowa — Throughout April, Casey’s General Store is offering a special “Dog Tag” promotion to raise funds and awareness for service members and military families.

Paxton Dental Care closing at end of April

PAXTON — A lack of state funding is forcing Paxton Dental Care to close its doors at the end of April, a letter sent to the practice’s clients said.

Villas of Holly Brook a perfect fit for its executive director

Ford County Record correspondent

GIBSON CITY — Not all people say they can’t wait to get to work each day, but for Kayla Rodgers, that’s exactly how she feels about her job. 

New executive director for Paxton chamber introduced

PAXTON — The Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce introduced its new executive director, talked about new initiatives of the chamber board, approved its budget and set committee assignments at its annual meeting held at the Engelbrecht Farm in rural Paxton on March 21.

Contract with wind farm developer calls for millions in escrow

PAXTON — The co-developer of a wind farm planned for northern Ford County and southern Kankakee County said that an escrow agreement approved by the Ford County Board last week calls for the developers to provide several million dollars in financial security to Ford County to cover repairs and improvements to public roads used to build the wind farm.

City to spend $10,000 to market itself

PAXTON — The Paxton City Council voted last week to invest in marketing itself.

Gibson Area Chamber of Commerce hands out awards

GIBSON CITY — Winners of the Gibson Area Chamber of Commerce’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Citizen of the Year Award and Junior Citizen of the Year Award were all humbled by the honors they received during the chamber’s annual banquet on Thursday evening at the Kruse Center in Gibson City.

Proposed truck-washing facility's fate remains uncertain

GIBSON CITY — A decision about which property in Gibson City’s Jordan Industrial Park could be utilized for a proposed commercial truck-washing facility remains uncertain after a meeting Monday night of the city council’s economic development committee,

Playing with clay is A-OK at new Paxton art studio

PAXTON — The Clay Corner, as owner Tammy Seggebruch says, is not just another paint-your-own pottery shop.

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