Raminator monster truck to attempt to break world speed record

AUSTIN, Texas — Raminator, the Hall Brothers Racing Team of rural Thomasboro, will attempt to break the world speed record for monster trucks.

The seven-time Monster Nationals Champion will look to break the Guinness World Record at the multipurpose facility Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

The current mark is set a 96.8 mph.

Iroquois County Fair demolition derby results

GT Division
1. Brandon Decker, Piper City; 2. Derek Hay, Piper City; 3. Fred Fanning, Piper City; 4. Ty Zanardelli, Piper City.

Blood drive to take place in Paxton

PAXTON — A blood drive will be held at St. Mary and Joseph Parish Center, located at 150 N. Maple Street in Paxton, from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 10.

Those interested may be eligible if they donated on or before May 15, 2014, and are asked to bring a photo identification or Red Cross Blood Donor Card.

Paxton resident Haley Brokate named 2014 Miss Ford County Queen

MELVIN – At one point during Monday’s Ford County Fair Queen Pageant, the seven contestants were asked to draw random questions out of a fishbowl and answer them.

Haley Brokate’s question stated, “If I could be anyone in the world, who would it be?”

Ford County Fair Queen Pageant 2014

Here are some of the highlights from Monday's ceremony in Melvin...

Image gallery: Buckley Fun Day 2014

Here are some of the sights from Saturday Buckley Fun Day held near Buckley Lake and from Buckley Fire Department breakfast fundraiser...

Iroquois County teens win Illinois 4-H Food Challenge

MONTICELLO — A group of Iroquois County teens won first place in the Illinois 4-H Food Challenge on May 29 at Monticello High School.

Armed with only a month of training, a table of surprise ingredients and basic kitchens, the four participating teams of youth from Iroquois, Champaign and Piatt counties had 40 minutes to create unique dishes from scratch.

Delivery of today's Paxton Record delayed until afternoon

Delivery of today’s Paxton Record to newsstands and households will be delayed until this afternoon due to a printing error in the classifieds section. We apologize for the delay.

U.S. Army soldier gets hero's welcome to Gibson City from Afghanistan

GIBSON CITY — Seth Dickey received a hero’s welcome when he arrived in his hometown of Gibson City on Monday after a year of service in the U.S. Army, including six months in Afghanistan.

'The prognosis looks much better now' for Caitlynn Riblet; faculty wins PBL student vs. faculty benefit for PBL sophomore

PAXTON – Since Paxton-Buckley-Loda sophomore Caitlynn Riblet was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in December, her journey through the treatments has been defined in one slogan.

The slogan can be seen on T-shirts worn by PBL students and faculty alike every Thursday in support of Riblet – “Fight Like a Girl.”

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