CHARLESTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School junior Emma Schuler will attend the American Legion Auxiliary’s annual Illini Girls State at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston from June 16-22.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marcia and Alan Meyer, owners of Mom & Pop’s Kettle Korn Stop in downtown Paxton, were recently selected as 3C Congressional Champions and traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with members of the U.S. Congress and congressional staff on behalf of small businesses.

CHICAGO — The number of nonfarm jobs increased in 10 of Illinois’ metropolitan areas, remained the same in one and decreased in three, according to preliminary data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES).

FISHER — Shanna Hortin of Fisher has been hired as facilitator of the newly created Prairieland CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) program that will be introduced this fall at high schools in the Fisher, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley and Paxton-Buckley-Loda school districts.

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SIBLEY — A strong storm system that moved through the area early Thursday morning featured reported wind gusts of up to 90 mph, knocking down utility poles and trees and even flipping over a camper in the Ford County village of Sibley, according to Terry Whitebird, director of the Ford Count…

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 — All three Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school buildings will be receiving new security cameras this summer as school board members approved the $57,000 project through a contract with MCS Office Technologies on Monday night.

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.

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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 …