Melvin

Judge finds probable cause to prosecute Melvin man in December stabbing

PAXTON — A Ford County judge found probable cause Friday to proceed with the prosecution of a Melvin man charged with six felony counts of aggravated battery for allegedly stabbing another man in his chest and back.


Melvin stabbing suspect charged with six felonies

PAXTON — A Melvin man who allegedly stabbed another man in his chest and back during a fight last month has been charged with six felony counts of aggravated battery.

Toby Wayne Price, 45, who listed an address at 213 N. Green St., remained Friday at the Ford County Jail with bond set at $50,000, meaning he would need to pay $5,000 to be released.


Melvin man jailed following stabbing

MELVIN — A Melvin man remained Monday at the Ford County Jail after he allegedly stabbed another man in his chest and back during a fight Saturday night.

No bond had been set yet for Toby Wayne Price, 45, who was arrested for aggravated battery, aggravated assault and reckless conduct, according to Ford County Sheriff’s Lt. Pat Duffy.


Some areas of Ford County saw larger voter turnouts on Nov. 6

PAXTON — While the voter turnout in the Nov. 6 general election was 57.5 percent in Ford County, it was much higher in certain areas of the county.


Fire destroys shed, combine harvester at farm near Melvin

MELVIN — A fire early Monday morning on a rural Melvin farm did an estimated $350,000 to $400,000 in damage, destroying a newly built shed and a combine harvester and other equipment inside of it, Melvin’s fire chief said.


Custodian back to work just 6 weeks after double-knee replacement

GIBSON CITY — After having both of his knees replaced with artificial joints, Carl Welch could have taken more time to rest. The six weeks of work he missed could have been eight or 10, or even more.


Kaiti Zbinden named 2018 Ford County Fair Queen

MELVIN — Kaiti Zbinden did her best to hide her nervousness when she took the stage in the dance building at the Ford County fairgrounds in Melvin for her first beauty pageant since she was a young girl.

“I was extremely nervous,” the 19-year-old Gibson City woman said. “I was shaking.”


Websites selling counterfeit tickets for Travis Tritt concert

MELVIN — In a news release Tuesday, Ford County Fair officials said they have become aware of several websites selling counterfeit tickets to the fair’s Travis Tritt concert scheduled for Friday, June 29.


Travis Tritt headlines Ford County Fair concert

MELVIN — Nashville recording artist Travis Tritt headlines this year’s concert at the Ford County Fair in Melvin. Opening the concert will be Craig Campbell, and a post-concert party features Jordan Davis.


Ford County Fair features something for everyone

MELVIN — This year’s Ford County Fair, running June 24-30, features concerts, action and events for family members of all ages.

The fair opens Sunday, June 24, with the western horse show at 10 a.m. The jackpot gilt show starts at 5 p.m. that day.

Monday night features the annual fair queen pageant at 7 p.m. in the dance building.


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