Solar array proposed at EIEC's headquarters in Paxton

PAXTON — Paxton City Council members heard Tuesday night about a proposed renewable-energy project at Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative’s headquarters that would involve the construction of a solar array capable of producing about 300,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity.

City donates $6,000 toward Paxton Swine 'N' Dine BBQ Contest & Festival

PAXTON — The Paxton City Council voted 6-0 Tuesday night to donate $6,000 toward the eighth annual Paxton Swine ‘N’ Dine BBQ Contest & Festival, an event that is expected to again feature a concert headlined by a nationally known musical act.

Cops to continue probe into Elliott man's death after coroner's jury rules it a homicide

PAXTON — Ford County authorities will continue to investigate last May’s death of an Elliott man after a coroner’s jury ruled it was a homicide Wednesday night.

“We have people to talk to and more work to be done,” Sheriff Mark Doran said following the verdict.

Paxton-based Dogtown Heating & Air opens branch in Urbana

URBANA — A popular Paxton heating and air conditioning business has added a second location in Urbana.

Dogtown Heating & Air has been in business at 109 S. Railroad Ave. in Paxton for several years.

Dogtown repairs, replaces or serves anything involving heating and air and is a Lennox carrier.

From buddies to brothers: PBL grads complete boot camp together

PAXTON — When Dominic Amore enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps after graduating from Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School last summer, he had no idea his buddy Wyatt Sellek had done the same.

Ford County Board votes to not recommend hog facility be built

PAXTON — Though it is not legally binding and could be viewed merely as symbolic, the Ford County Board voted Monday night to not recommend to the Illinois Department of Agriculture that a proposed hog-finishing facility be built about a half-mile west of Sibley

Several trustees of the town of 272 in western Ford County addressed the county board, asking for the action.

Paxton Police Blotter (Feb. 12, 2019)

PAXTON — The Paxton Police Department released the following list of recent activity:

Board members to tour school addition in Paxton

PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board members and administrators will take a tour Wednesday evening of the 63,400-square-foot school building being built on Clara Peterson Elementary School’s east side.

Paxton aldermen to discuss fees, permitting for solar-energy projects

PAXTON — Among items listed on the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting of the Paxton City Council is a discussion about an ordinance regarding fees and permitting for solar-energy projects within city limits.

Also on the agenda for the meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 145 S. Market St.:

'Draggin' Main' selected as name of Harvest Ale House's new house brew

PAXTON — Rankin resident Jeremy Motley is the winner of a $50 gift card to the Harvest Ale House — as well as bragging rights — after he won a contest sponsored by the downtown Paxton establishment giving the public a chance to name its new house brew.

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