The Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce’s farmers’ market — The Market on Market — is held every Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. on the lawn outside the Paxton Carnegie Library, 254 S. Market St., through Sept. 19. Items typically available for purchase include baked goods, fresh vegetables, fresh flo…


Following his discovery of two anti-aging vitamins, Dr. Gerald Aardsma of Loda answered questions from Ford County Record Editor Will Brumleve this week. Following is a sampling of the give-and-take:

LODA — A surprise inspection of Loda’s water system by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency revealed that nearly 15 percent of the water used in the village could not be accounted for.

CHICAGO — Illinois Judges Association President Margaret J. Mullen announced that 71 active or retired judges — including retired Ford County Circuit Judge Steve Pacey of Paxton — have been appointed to committees of the Illinois State Bar Association by its new president, David Sosin.

PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board members reviewed the school district’s proposed budget for the 2020 fiscal year last Wednesday night, then voted to place the budget on public display and set a budget hearing for 6 p.m. Sept. 18.

GILMAN — Brian Norton, a resident of Paxton, has resigned from his position as a police officer in the Iroquois County community of Gilman and has accepted a job closer to home with the Ford County Sheriff’s Office, The Gilman Star reported.


PAXTON — If assisted living would have been an option in Paxton for Deane Geiken’s mother, she would not be where she is today — in the unfamiliar city of Rantoul, miles away from her family.


PAXTON — The Paxton City Council voted 7-1 Tuesday night to approve an ordinance allowing restaurants and bars to set up tables and chairs for use by their customers on sidewalks adjacent to their buildings.


PAXTON — Paxton Park District commissioners were joined by Recreation Director Neal McKenry and members of the Save the Paxton Pool committee in touring the public swimming pool at Coady Park on Tuesday to see what repairs need to be made in preparation for next summer.

The Fisher Free Book Exchange is open from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month at the corner of Sangamon and Third streets in downtown Fisher. The exchange includes reading material as well as rummage tables. A tip jar is available to help keep the doors open. It is o…

RANKIN — Resident Gary Polchow told village board members last week that he feels the village and the Vermilion County Public Health Department should be targeting another local property for cleanup just as aggressively as they are the old grade school building that burned to the ground in June.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An FBI agent has testified the accused Illinois militia leader charged with organizing the bombing of a Minnesota mosque kept a cache of guns, including assault rifles that were altered to be fully automatic.

PAXTON — Central Lean's retail store in downtown Paxton is closing after eight years in business, but the company stressed that it will continue its home delivery and direct/route sales of locally produced pork, beef and poultry.

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board’s finance committee will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, to discuss the district’s proposed budget for the fiscal year that began July 1.


SHELDON — Iroquois County’s coroner has released the name of the 17-year-old girl who was found dead Monday inside the home of a Sheldon resident who was later charged with her murder.