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Take it from 'The Rock': Success takes time

By SAM ERWIN
Owner of Nordic Total Fitness


As usual, something came along that inspired me to write something for this week’s column. Usually, it’s one of the gym members at Nordic Total Fitness who has done something incredible, but this time it was a quote from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. 


Free water sample testing kits, radon testing kits available

WATSEKA — In celebration of National Public Health Week (April 4-10), the Iroquois County Public Health Department is offering free water sample testing kits and radon testing kits through the end of April.


GAH Auxiliary sponsoring Chair-ity Affair contest

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson Area Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring A Chair-ity Affair, a contest that will award cash prizes totaling $450 for creating something out of an old chair.


Health department now able to pay its staff through most of June

PAXTON — The good news, Ford County Public Health Department Administrator Lana Sample said Monday, is that her agency has received enough revenue in the past month to pay its employees through almost the end of June.


Shawn Parker: Overcoming obstacles

By SAM ERWIN
Owner of Nordic Total Fitness


The Fitness Forum: Dangers of Soda

By SAM ERWIN
Owner of Nordic Total Fitness


It’s getting to be that time of year again. Before too long, it will stay warm — well, maybe, because it is Illinois and you can’t count on the weather to do anything normal. 


The Fitness Forum: Friends and True Support

By SAM ERWIN
Owner of Nordic Total Fitness


Every now and then, a topic for me to write about just presents itself like a lightning bolt between the eyes. I see so many people on Facebook who lack motivation, struggle with eating right, or struggle with working out. This is a problem for many of us, not only with health, but with many things in life. 


Lack of funds could force temporary closure of health department

PAXTON — The Ford County Public Health Department, facing the prospect of having too little cash on hand to pay its employees come June, is considering temporarily closing its doors to the public until the necessary money can be obtained.


Lorie Coates: A story of hard work and success

By SAM ERWIN
Owner of Nordic Total Fitness


I thought I would change things up this week. Instead of me giving advice, or an opinion, I thought I would interview one of the many “success stories” who has been coming to Nordic Total Fitness since it opened. 


Bone marrow donor drive to be held in honor of the late Jon Hustedt

By DIANE PERKINS
Ford County Record correspondent


URBANA — On March 15, residents of central Illinois have the chance to possibly save someone’s life and honor a Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School graduate.


Find the answers to the Paxton Record’s trivia contest in our 150th anniversary special section! While doing so, learn about the history of the newspaper, Paxton, Ford County and the prominent people and events who have helped shape us into what we are today!