ROBERTS — Residents of the Kempton area in northern Ford County and members of the county board will have to wait a bit longer to meet with officials from EDF Renewables, the company that owns the Kelly Creek Wind Farm, to discuss television reception issues allegedly caused by the wind farm.


Followers of the Ford County Record’s Facebook page were asked this week: “Do you think the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board should reconsider its planned demolition of historic PBL Eastlawn School, the former Paxton Community High School building? If so, why? If not, why not?” Select respon…

ELLIOTT — Water remains the topic of interest at Elliott village board meetings, although the mood is generally more positive now that the board is moving forward with improving the water supply rather than just repainting the water tower’s exterior.

Tickets are being sold for the Melvin fire department’s annual raffle, which will award as prizes either $500 in cash or a choice of one of five guns or a gun safe. The drawing will be held June 29 in conjunction with the Ford County Fair’s demolition derby. Raffle tickets cost $10 each and …


GIBSON CITY — With brown paper and a “coming soon” message covering its front windows, the intrigue has been growing for weeks about the upcoming opening of Syd & Sadie’s Boutique at 102 N. Sangamon Ave. in downtown Gibson City.


PAXTON — State Rep. Tom Bennett said Thursday that he plans to file legislation in the next few days that would call for a sign to be installed in Paxton in memory of a state trooper who was killed in a gun battle in the 600 block of East Pells Street nearly 73 years ago.

Friday Nights Under the Lights in Downtown Gibson City — a monthly car cruise — will be held on the third Friday of each month this summer starting in May. Organizers are encouraging residents of Gibson City and elsewhere to participate by cruising Sangamon Avenue downtown, or simply parking…

GIBSON CITY — The committee exploring options to replace Gibson City’s aging swimming pool heard the pros and cons of indoor and outdoor swimming pools during a presentation Monday by Andrew Kieser, a project manager for Fehr Graham, an engineering and environmental company based in Champaign.

PAXTON — The Paxton Park District’s board of commissioners has called a special meeting for 6 p.m. Thursday to discuss the possibility of expanding this summer’s proposed hours of operation of the public swimming pool at Coady Park.