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Ford County Circuit Court cases (Dec. 7, 2018)

Following is a list of cases filed recently in Ford County Circuit Court:

Felonies
• Amanda R. Esparza, 37, of Piper City, for concealing or aiding a fugitive.
• Christy L. Price, 48, of Champaign, for defrauding drug and alcohol screening tests.
• Jordan M. Davis-Ervin, 27, of Georgetown, for burglary.
• Ethan C. Ervin, 26, of Rossville, for burglary.


NSDAR chapter celebrates state's bicentennial

GIBSON CITY — Because Dec. 3 was the 200th birthday of the state of Illinois, members of the Gov. Thomas Ford Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) celebrated the bicentennial with a special program titled “Celebrate the Prairie State” and served birthday cake decorated with the bicentennial symbol.  


Veterans invited to join new book club at Loda library

LODA — Veterans wondering what to do over the long winter can join the Loda Township Library’s newly formed Veterans Book Club. 

“We’ll supply the space and books,” library director Teri Hennessy said.

The club will meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month starting in January.


Flu vaccine still available at Iroquois County Public Health Department

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Public Health Department, located in the Administrative Center at 1001 E. Grant St. in Watseka, has flu vaccines available to the public on a walk-in basis from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The agency can bill Medicare and most insurance companies for the flu vaccine. People can call 815-432-2483 for more information. 


Fellheimer re-elected chief judge of 11th Judicial Circuit

PONTIAC — Mark A. Fellheimer has been re-elected as chief judge of the 11th Judicial Circuit, which comprises Ford, McLean, Livingston, Woodford and Logan counties. 

Fellheimer’s new term begins Jan. 1. He was first elected as chief judge effective July 1, 2018, to serve the remainder of former Chief Judge Kevin Fitzgerald’s term upon his retirement.


Winners of cookie bakeoff announced

PAXTON — Seven people participated in PRIDE in Paxton’s Firehouse Cookie Baking Appreciation Event last week.

Winners were: Whitney Townsend, first place; Tabitha Eichelberger, second place; and Melinda Garrelts, third place.

Prizes were awarded.

Also entering the contest were Alisah Weber, Dawn Glad, Evelyn Eppelheimer and Kara Kinzinger.


11 named State Scholars at GCMS High School

GIBSON CITY — Eleven seniors at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars.

Earning the recognition were Remi Astronomo, Joshua Bleich, Darrin Brown, Gabrielle Dammkoehler, Nathan Garard, Allie Heavilin, Christopher Hood, Matthew Hunt, Megan Moody, Claire Retherford and Tyler Ricks.


IEPA fines Ludlow resident for alleged open dumping of wastes

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has issued an administrative citation for $1,500 to the Brian Gerdes estate and executor Dana Marshall of Ludlow for alleged violations of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act.

The citation was for allegedly open dumping of wastes. Used tires had also allegedly been dumped.


Wind-farm developers: 'We will go elsewhere' if rules too restrictive

PAXTON — The developers of three proposed wind farms in Ford County warned the county board Tuesday that they may not be able to proceed with construction under even the least restrictive of proposed regulations being considered by the board.


Ban on trash burning on windy days being considered in Ford County

PAXTON — The Ford County Board is considering making it illegal for rural residents of Ford County to burn their trash on windy days if they have neighbors close by.

The board’s finance committee discussed the proposal briefly during its meeting Thursday morning but took no action.


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