Huge event planned to welcome Frank Fritz to Paxton

PAXTON — Paxton antique dealer Robin McNish and “American Pickers” co-star Frank Fritz will hunt for “rusty gold” in a couple of weeks at two undisclosed properties north of Paxton. With barns and sheds full of vintage signs, gas pumps and “boxes and boxes of old antique stuff,” McNish said she is sure that Fritz will enjoy this “pick.”

Doctor: Enterovirus 'usually starts like the common cold'

WATSEKA — Dr. Teresita Torres, a family medicine specialist at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka, recently addressed the Enterovirus-D68 virus outbreak that has occurred in 10 Midwestern states, including Illinois.

Ford County Sheriff's Office police blotter (Sept. 9, 2014)

PAXTON — The Ford County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of activity for the period of Aug. 31 through Sept. 6:

Ford County Circuit Court Cases (Sept. 9, 2014)

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

• Shane E. St. John, 25, of Paxton, for a violation of the Sex Offender Registry.

• Jesus Santivanez, 20, of Gibson City, for possession of cannabis (under 2.5 grams).

Buckley Village Board pursuing legal action against four properties

BUCKLEY — The Buckley Village Board authorized its attorney, George Cuonzo, to pursue legal action against four properties during its Sept. 2 meeting.

Building code violation notices were sent to the properties’ owners on Aug. 11. The properties are at 212 S. Railroad Ave., 116 S. Railroad Ave., 105 S. First St. and 103 S. First St.

Ford County board approves bid for replacement of lighting on radio tower

For the Paxton Record

PAXTON — The Ford County Board accepted a $14,456 bid Monday night from Hi-Tech Towers of Gibson City to replace the lighting system on a communication tower next to the courthouse in Paxton.

Paxton churches saying thanks with event Sunday at Pells Park

PAXTON — After a tornado struck Gifford last fall, a group of churches in and around Paxton wondered whether they could combine forces to help in a mission project for their neighboring community.

Downtown Revitilization Committee presents final report to Gibson City Council

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City’s Downtown Revitalization Committee presented its final report to the city council Monday night.

Option #4: Tear down Eastlawn, Clara Peterson; build new school near I-57

PAXTON — A fourth option to address the future of Paxton’s oldest school building is now on the table, and it is the most expensive yet.

Closure of portion of Market Street approved for Frank Fritz's visit to Paxton

PAXTON — The Paxton City Council agreed to close a portion of Market Street on Saturday, Sept. 27, to help facilitate a festival to salute “American Pickers” star Frank Fritz.

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