PBL's Curry wins $1,000 scholarship

PAXTON — The National FFA Organization has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Michael Curry of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School FFA chapter.

The scholarship is sponsored by Seneca Foods Corp. Curry plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Ford County Circuit Court cases (Oct. 13, 2017)

Following is a list of cases filed recently in Ford County Circuit Court, as posted at

• Richardo E. Acevedo, 21, of Paxton, for obstructing justice/destroying evidence.

• Collin R. Movern, 22, of Piper City, for two counts of battery.
• Lyndzie R. Rutledge, 23, of Paxton, for disorderly conduct.

Police Blotter (Oct. 13, 2017)

The Paxton Police Department released the following list of recent activity:

Marc Miller hired as Ludlow's attorney

LUDLOW — A new village attorney has been hired by the Ludlow Village Board.

The board last week approved the hiring of Marc Miller of the Miller & Hendren law firm, Champaign.

Miller spoke to the board, discussed his credentials and said he charges $175 per hour for municipalities.

Wind-farm moratorium now legally binding

Ford County Record correspondent

PAXTON — For the second time in a month, the Ford County Board voted Monday night to place a moratorium on granting any future wind farm permits until the county’s permitting ordinance is  reviewed.

Float entries sought for Lighted Holiday Parade

GIBSON CITY — The 23rd Annual Lighted Holiday Parade sponsored by the Gibson Area Chamber of Commerce will be held at 6;30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in downtown Gibson City.

The parade’s theme this year is “Presents on Parade.” The theme was submitted by second-grader Coben Phillips as part of a contest asking kids to choose it.

Paxton ERS to change name to Paxton EMA


PAXTON — The Paxton Emergency Response Service (ERS) is one step closer to having its name changed to the Paxton Emergency Management Agency (EMA).

The Jeremy Werner show has a Paxton connection

URBANA — When Jeremy Werner and Austin Burklund first met, it was at a basketball practice at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School.

It was 2009, Werner recalled. It was not long after Werner had started his first full-time sports reporting job — at what was then known as the Paxton Record and is now known as the Ford County Record.

PBL board to discuss preliminary property tax levy Wednesday

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board will discuss the preliminary property tax levy for the school district during its meeting Wednesday night.

Also during the meeting, which is open to the public and begins at 7 p.m. in the board room at the unit office in Paxton:

Paxton Police Blotter (Oct. 9, 2017)

PAXTON — The Paxton Police Department released the following list of recent activity:

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