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Food vendors will be out in force for Swine 'N' Dine BBQ Cookoff & Festival

PAXTON — Saturday’s third annual Paxton Swine ‘N’ Dine BBQ Contest & Festival represents not only a chance for area residents to test their grilling talents in an organized competition, it is an opportunity for some to get their name out as a local barbecue vendor.


Permit for wind farm extended in Ford County

KEMPTON — The developers of the Pilot Hill Wind Project have been granted a two-year extension of their special-use permit for the construction of up to 96 turbines in the Kempton area in northern Ford County.

The Ford County Zoning Board of Appeals voted 5-0 on Sept. 2 to approve extending the permit until Nov. 11, 2016.


Attorney general: Possible data breach affecting Home Depot stores in U.S.

CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan warned consumers Wednesday to be on the lookout for unauthorized charges as Home Depot investigates a possible data breach affecting stores nationwide.

Madigan also said her office is looking into the possible breach of customers’ personal financial information.


Mayor gives update on progress in Paxton

PAXTON — Putting rumors to rest, Mayor Bill Ingold said Friday that, as far as he knows, a CVS Pharmacy is not coming to Paxton.

“The city of Paxton has not had anybody from CVS Drug Store call us about putting a CVS in Paxton,” Ingold said. “Three or maybe four years ago, somebody wanted to buy a parcel in town and put a CVS Drug Store on it, but not in the last two or three years.”


This week's Paxton Record being mailed — for free — to households in Ford, southern Iroquois counties

This week, the Paxton Record went to nearly every home in Ford and southern Iroquois counties. Nearly 7,000 area homes and businesses were provided a free copy of our weekly newspaper.


Wind farm developers request 2nd extension of permit in Ford County

KEMPTON — The developers of the Pilot Hill Wind Project are requesting another extension of their special-use permit for the construction of 96 turbines in the Kempton area in northern Ford County.

The Ford County Zoning Board of Appeals has called a meeting for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, in the Mona Township shed in Kempton to approve the proposed extension of the permit.


Organizer: It's anybody's game at Paxton Swine 'N' Dine BBQ Contest

PAXTON — Bobby Davenport did it last year. So did Rebekah Morenz in 2012.

Beating the professionals in a barbecue cookoff as an amateur grilling enthusiast is not only possible, it has happened each of the first two years of the Paxton Swine ‘N’ Dine BBQ Cookoff.


Family Dollar in Paxton closing despite deal with Dollar Tree

PAXTON — Dollar Tree Inc.’s recently announced agreement to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc. will have no effect on the impending closure of the Family Dollar store in Paxton.

“The Paxton store, located at 100 W. Ottawa St., will be closing. This store will be closed by Aug. 30,” Family Dollar spokesman Bryn R. Winburn said in an email Friday.


'American Pickers' star Fritz to go antique hunting in Paxton area

PAXTON — Robin McNish promises that Frank Fritz won’t leave Paxton empty-handed when the co-host of History Channel’s “American Pickers” looks for “rusty gold” around the Ford County seat next month.


Discount on Chamber Bucks offered at Paxton Swine 'N' Dine festival

PAXTON — To help celebrate its 100th year in existence, the Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce is offering a discount on Chamber Bucks gift certificates that are purchased at the Paxton Swine ‘N’ Dine festival on Saturday, Sept. 20.

Community members can purchase $100 in Chamber Bucks for only $90 on the day of the event. Chamber Bucks can be used at more than 40 area businesses.


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