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Ford County Sheriff's Office police blotter (July 20, 2015)

PAXTON — The Ford County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of activity for the period of July 12-18:

— On July 18, Steven Morris of Gibson City was arrested at his home on a Champaign County warrant.

— On July 18, Kayla Lancaster of Ludlow was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop for speeding on U.S. 45.


Annexation proposal in Sibley to be focus of Aug. 3 meeting

SIBLEY — The village of Sibley is hosting a public meeting with a representative of the Ford County Zoning Board of Appeals regarding a proposal to annex Rick Meyer’s property east of Lake Drive into Sibley village limits.

The meeting is set for 6-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, at Sullivant Township Hall, 125 W. Ohio St., Sibley.


State, federal officials tour flood-damaged farmland in Iroquois County

WATSEKA — Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Philip Nelson, along with representatives of the U.S.


Fire in Rantoul destroys Paxton man's car

RANTOUL — Fire destroyed a Paxton man’s car in Rantoul Friday morning.

Rantoul Fire Chief Ken Waters said Jeremy Bishop, 386 W. Patton St., had just dropped someone off on the former Chanute Air Force Base when his car started knocking.

Flames began coming from beneath the hood.

Firefighters were called at 6:40 a.m.


Crash in Iroquois County claims former St. Thomas More standout

URBANA — A former Champaign resident died Thursday as a result of a two-vehicle collision in Iroquois County.

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Stephen T. Montez, 24, of Cissna Park, was pronounced dead at Carle Foundation Hospital at 7:02 p.m., a victim of traumatic injuries.

He had been airlifted to the trauma center from a rural intersection south of Onarga.


Ludlow firefighters respond to shed fire

LUDLOW — Ludlow firefighters were called to a shed fire on North Poplar Street Thursday afternoon.

Fire Chief Dave Ingleman said the fire caused between $500 and $1,000 in damage to the shed at 204 N. Poplar St., No. 10.

Nothing was being stored in the shed, which is located in a trailer park, according to Ingleman.


Iroquois County Fair Demolition Derby results

Power Wheels
1. Zachary Curtis (Kokomo, Ind.); 2. Curtis Wengelewski (Watseka); 3. Landon Cotter (Woodland); 4. Lilly Anderson (Beaverville).
Garden Tractors
1. Tim Asay (Piper City); 2. Brandon Decker (Piper City); 3. Derek Hay (Piper City); 4. Wyatt Schlickman (Melvin).
Compact


Iroquois County Fair Demolition Derby

Here are some of the highlights from Thursday's festivities in Crescent City...


National Sweetcorn Festival to feature John Michael Montgomery in concert

HOOPESTON — The 72nd annual National Sweetcorn Festival is scheduled for Labor Day weekend (Sept. 3-7) in Hoopeston.


Tickets available for bus trip to 2015 Quilt Expo in Wisconsin

PAXTON — The public is invited to join members of the Piece Makers Quilt Club for a day trip to the 2015 Quilt Expo on Friday, Sept. 11, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis.

A bus leaves Hardee’s in Paxton at 5 a.m. Sept. 11. Doors to the quilt show open at 9 a.m. The bus will depart from the quilt show at 4:30 p.m., stopping for dinner on the way back to Paxton.


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