Living

Clarence was once a thriving community

By DERRICK BABBS
For the Ford County Record


Clarence, located about six miles east of Paxton, was once a thriving community and the grain center of Button Township.


Clarence: A sleepy hollow disrupted

CLARENCE — Surrounded by corn fields and wind turbines, the unincorporated community of Clarence is normally a quiet place.


Two Paxton nursing homes introduce restaurant-style dining

PAXTON — Two Paxton nursing homes are introducing their residents to a new dining experience.

Both Accolade Senior Living and Accolade Health Care of Paxton have contracted with Senova, a national provider of culinary services, to revamp their menus and the logistics of how food is served at their facilities.


Graham’s ministry wowed Gibson City in 1966

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


GIBSON CITY — Known as “America’s Pastor,” the Rev. Billy Graham captivated the hearts of millions around the world over his many decades of ministry.


Tankersleys back home after spending time abroad

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


GIBSON CITY — In June 2006, Gibson City residents said goodbye to Doug and Cindy Tankersley.


Ford County’s oldest commercial building being renovated

PAXTON — With their 11-foot ceilings and 8-foot windows overlooking downtown Paxton, the apartments on the second floor of Remembrance Hall should go quickly once they are ready for occupancy, Royce Baier expects.


Several ways to support Gibson City playground project

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Rotary Club is on its final stretch of fundraising for additional work that the club plans to do at the city’s North Park playground.


Gibson City's Lunde to celebrate 90th birthday

GIBSON CITY — Dorothy Lunde of Gibson City will be celebrating her 90th birthday this month.

To celebrate, her family will be hosting a community pie and card reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at the Gibson City Bible Church.


Wurmnest wins weekly Rotary Club drawing

GIBSON CITY — Becky Wurmnest won a six-month membership to Choose 2 Change Fitness in Gibson City through the Gibson City Rotary Club’s weekly drawing on Jan. 10 as part of the club’s 2018 calendar fundraiser.


Miss Ford County to compete in state fair queen pageant

SPRINGFIELD — Miss Ford County 2017, Kelsey Vaughn, will compete in the 2018 Illinois Association of Agricultural Fair State Queen Pageant at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield from Thursday, Jan. 18, through Sunday, Jan. 21.


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