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PAXTON — The Paxton Church of Christ is inviting Paxton area residents to join members of the congregation for “The Story” church campaign, which kicks off during the church’s worship service at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 7.
HOOPESTON — A Watseka man was being held Friday at the Iroquois County Jail on a $75,000 bond for allegedly firing his gun in the direction of a Hoopeston man early that morning.
Tyler J. Henady, 29, of Watseka was arrested after a 33-year-old Hoopeston man identified Henady as the person who shot at him, according to a news release from the Hoopeston Police Department.
SPRINGFIELD — Darrell Foster of Ford County and Lori Shule of Iroquois County were among 66 people recently inducted into the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame.
PAXTON — Frank Fritz Day is set for Saturday, Sept. 27, in downtown Paxton. The event celebrates “American Pickers” co-star Frank Fritz’s visit to Paxton.
Local antique dealer Robin McNish won the “Pick with Frank Fritz” contest last November, and Fritz is coming to Paxton to go antique hunting with McNish on the morning of Sept. 27.
WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of recent activity:
— Larry J. Watkins, 25, of Rankin, was transferred from the Ford County Jail to the Iroquois County Jail on Aug. 21. Watkins was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for failure to appear in court for possession of cannabis (2.5-10 grams).
WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Zoning Board of Appeals has scheduled a public hearing for 7 p.m. Aug. 26 to consider a variance application by a Douglas Township landowner.
PAXTON — The Paxton City Council's police committee has called a meeting for 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, to discuss dispatch issues and complaints.
The meeting will be held in the council chambers at City Hall, 145 S. Market St.
It is open to the public.
SPRINGFIELD — Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno, R-Lemont, has appointed Sen. Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington, to take the top Republican spot on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Barickman’s appointment, effective immediately, fills a vacancy created by the departing Sen. Kirk Dillard, R-Hinsdale, who is leaving the Senate to chair the Regional Transportation Authority.
PAXTON — The Paxton Park District board on Tuesday approved allowing the Them Soccer Club to move forward with building a new soccer field east of the dog park at Coady Park.
PAXTON — The Ford County Republican Women’s Club is sponsoring an event on Sept. 11 to thank the first responders of Ford County. The event will be held at 6 p.m. at the Paxton firehouse on North Market Street in Paxton.