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WATSEKA — Six of the nine Iroquois County Board members running for re-election in next March’s Republican primary will face opposition, as contested races emerged in three of the four board districts at the close of the filing period Monday afternoon.
PAXTON — Ford County Circuit Judge Stephen R. Pacey of Paxton announced his impending retirement Monday while a 30-year-old Paxton attorney announced he will seek election to the post.
Pacey, 65, said in a news release that he will retire effective Dec. 31, ending a 16 1/2-year career as judge.
WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of recent activity:
— Randy S. Hammer, 51, of Buckley, was arrested Dec. 1 for domestic battery.
LUDLOW — An autopsy is scheduled Tuesday for a Ludlow man who died in a single-car crash late Sunday.
PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School’s Lego League team has chosen to research tornadoes as part of this year’s competition, and its members have also developed a public service announcement skit that informs people how to create tornado preparedness kits.
PAXTON — Counselors are being made available this week at Paxton-Buckley-Loda schools following the unexpected death of a freshman student.
Madison Fuoss, 14, of Paxton, died Saturday in Paxton.
Ford County Coroner Doug Wallace said her death appears to be due to natural causes, but he said he is waiting on toxicology reports and medical records to confirm the cause.
WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Board’s long-inactive health committee is expected to begin meeting again following the creation of a public health department serving exclusively Iroquois County.
The board’s policy and procedure committee voted unanimously last week to recommend the full board approve reinstating the health committee during its next meeting on Dec. 10.
PAXTON — The Ford County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of activity for the period of Nov. 24-30:
— On Nov. 29, a deputy responded to rural Gibson City for a deer hunter who was found unresponsive. The deputy assisted ambulance personnel with the treatment of the person.
PAXTON — A Paxton resident who purchased a three-month Powerball subscription in October on the Illinois Lottery’s website has won a $1 million prize.
The person purchased a Quick Pick ticket that matched the first five numbers — 5, 12, 43, 52, 55 – (10) — in the Nov. 23 drawing, a news release on the Illinois Lottery website said.
LODA — The village of Loda’s first annual Lighted Christmas Parade is set for 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, in Loda.
There is no entry fee. Those interested in having an entry in the parade are asked to call Sandy Zalaker at 379-1442.