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PAXTON — The Ford County Public Health Department has scheduled a dozen flu clinics for this fall.
The flu clinics begin Monday, Sept. 26, and conclude Thursday, Oct. 20, and will be held at sites throughout the county.
PAXTON — The number of students enrolled in the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district on the sixth day of classes has declined for a seventh consecutive year.
There were 1,359 students enrolled in PBL’s four schools as of the sixth day of classes of the 2016-17 school year, down from 1,378 last school year.
PAXTON — Owners of downtown Paxton businesses and other members of the public will have an opportunity next week to weigh in on the future of the downtown business district.
Following are the top-finishing teams from Saturday’s fifth annual Paxton Swine ‘N’ Dine BBQ Contest & Festival:
Overall — Smokin’ Walders (grand champion), Camp’s BBQ-Crew (reserve champion), P&Q BBQ (third), Mantucky Mayhem (fourth), Midlife Quesis (fifth), The Porkers (sixth) and King Brumblecue (seventh).
PAXTON — Camp’s BBQ-Crew, headed by Paxton resident Marcus Camp, saw success in Saturday’s fifth annual Paxton Swine ‘N’ Dine BBQ Contest & Festival despite having competed in barbecue cookoffs for only the last four years.
PAXTON — Cameron Walder and his younger brother, Kendall, had their smokers lit early Saturday morning.
Luckily, they had more than one going.
Cameron, 30, and Kendall, 20, discovered a problem with one of their two smokers after leaving their barbecue cookoff setup on North Market Street for a few minutes to eat breakfast at the nearby Arcade Cafe & Pancake House.
PAXTON — The Paxton Police Department released the following list of recent activity:
ONARGA — A 16-year-old boy from Clifton died after crashing his vehicle in Iroquois County on Sunday evening.
District 21 Illinois State Police said the accident occurred at 5:51 p.m. on U.S. 45 at the intersection with County Road 1159 North.
PAXTON — The popular home-renovation shows airing on HGTV and the DIY Network — with titles such as “Flip or Flop” or “First-Time Flippers” — don’t have much appeal to Dave King and Ryan Maness, even though the two Paxton men could be considered made-for-TV candidates.
PAXTON — Dr. Janet Guthrie, a 1967 graduate of Paxton Community High School, and Randy Rieches, a 1969 graduate of Buckley-Loda High School, will be inducted into the PBL Alumni Hall of Fame on Thursday, Sept. 22.