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.

Tea room — celebrating 20 years — brings visitors to Paxton

PAXTON — The Country Thyme Tea Room has been a fixture in Paxton for 20 years, but most of its customers don’t live in the Ford County seat.

Owner Bonnie Kaeb said most of her customers travel from within a 2-hour radius of Paxton to enjoy her home-cooked foods in a cozy atmosphere that they can’t find anywhere else.

'American Pickers' star plans to visit Paxton antique shop

PAXTON — As if winning a chance to go “picking” with  one of the stars of cable television’s hit series “American Pickers” wasn’t enough, Robin McNish recently received word that Frank Fritz plans to come to Paxton to visit her antique shop in September.

California company acquires majority ownership of Illinois wind farm

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — A California company announced Tuesday it has secured majority ownership of the first phase of a wind farm to be built this summer in East Central Illinois.

Family Dollar store in Paxton closing in August

PAXTON — The Family Dollar store in Paxton is closing in August as a result of slow sales.

A sign was posted Monday on the front door of the discount store, located at 100 W. Ottawa Road, informing customers of the impending closure.

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