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Ford County Fair Demolition Derby

Here are some of the highlights from Saturday's event in Melvin...


Amy Loschen named 2015 Ford County Fair Queen

MELVIN — Amy Loschen, the newly crowned 2015 Ford County Fair queen, is no stranger to judges or contests.

Loschen said she has been involved in livestock judging “since I was old enough to be involved in 4-H.”


2015 Ford County Fair Queen Pageant

Here are some of the sights from Monday's pageant in Melvin...


EIEC plans new substation in Loda area

LODA — Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative (EIEC), based in Paxton, is planning three new substations — one each in the St. Joseph, Loda and Tolono areas — according to Bob Hunzinger, president and CEO of the power cooperative.


Paxton Record in 1865: 'The President Murdered!'

This story about President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination was printed Thursday, April 20, 1865, in the Paxton Record ...

MOST HORRIBLE!
The President Murdered!
ATTEMPT ON THE LIFE OF SECRETARY SEWARD!
A Conspiracy to Murder the Entire Cabinet.
The Death Bed Scene.
Particulars of the Attack on Secretary Seward.


Washington, April 15


Illinois electric cooperative announces utility scale solar project

SPRINGFIELD — Prairie Power Inc., an electric generation and transmission cooperative headquartered in Springfield, has announced plans to build, own and operate two 500-kilowatt solar electric production facilities.

When completed, the two solar farms will produce enough electricity to supply 1,500 families every day.


Madigan alerts consumers to 'phishing' scams in wake of Anthem data breach

CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Friday warned consumers who may be affected by the massive data breach reported by the health insurance company Anthem Inc. to be on the lookout for unsolicited phone calls and emails and begin taking steps to protect themselves against identity theft immediately.


U.S. Postal Service warns of email scam

BEDFORD PARK — Some postal customers have been receiving bogus emails about a package delivery or online postage charges, the U.S. Postal Service warned Thursday.

The emails contain a link or attachment that, when opened, installs a malicious virus that can steal personal information from a person’s computer.


Paxton Record's top 14 stories of 2014

The Paxton Record’s coverage in 2014 was dominated by headlines about local crime, including two murder trials and the arrest of four men in connection with the kidnapping and armed robbery of a Paxton businessman.


Matt Neaville's still got game — 15 years after hooping it up with Paxton Record editor

SAVOY — Matt Neaville, ironically, is the old man on the block today on the newly formed Champaign Swarm professional basketball team.

Ironic, given that when I used to hoop with Matt, he was always the youngest person on the court.


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