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Throughout the past year, the Indianapolis Star has published a fine series of 11 major stories plus several follow-up and daily stories detailing the unsavory business practices of Indiana’s nursing facilities and the poor care delivered by many of them.

Prospect Chapter 367 of the Order of the Eastern Star has disbanded. Since the organization wanted the remaining money in their account to still be used for scholarships, the project has been adopted by the PBL Education Foundation. For the next few years, one $1,000 scholarship will be awar…

Applications for the 2021 Farmers-Merchants Bank of Illinois Educational Scholarship are now available at the GCMS and PBL High School guidance offices and at the Farmers-Merchants Bank of Illinois branches in Paxton and Melvin. Scholarship information and application forms are also availabl…

The PBL Education Foundation wishes to announce again this year the availability of the Virginia Graham Scholarship to PBL seniors. Graham’s family established the Virginia Graham Scholarship in 2004 in memory of her and her love of children. Virginia devoted her life to her family and to te…

Joe Biden’s first 10 days in office were a disaster. The new fake president signed 42 executive orders in 10 days. Wasn’t Trump called a dictator after signing 6? Hillary claimed Trump Illegitimate all 4 years. There have been thousands of pages of evidence addressing voter fraud in 2020 all…

Thanks to all who helped make our presentation of Handel’s “Messiah” a success: Dr. Janet McCumber, our director; our singers for their talent and time; those providing accompaniment; the area communities for their support; the Presbyterian and the Bible churches for the use of their facilit…

The country is currently battling the most devastating drug epidemic in history. After drug overdoses killed a record-breaking 72,300 Americans in 2017, President Donald Trump and the federal government declared a “national health emergency” to combat opioid and drug abuse.

I don’t recall Tony Lee attacking the National Rifle Association or the Republican party back when he was a candidate for Ford County state’s attorney. His Sept. 11 letter puts him in league with Democrats. What a train wreck they are! There is currently a leftist jihad against Christian val…

Three cheers for Paxton! Thank you for being the fabulous small town with a big heart that I’ve loved for 50 years. In spite of everything that has been endured by those who know the town’s sour underbelly all too well, Paxton is a city of friendly people who are good at heart. Anne Frank ex…

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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…

I just ran across Jolen Minetz’s letter that was published a few years ago regarding the future of PBL Eastlawn School in Paxton. Plans to demolish the historic building may already be said and done, but I couldn’t agree with her more.

Communication is incredibly important to me. The older I get, the more I realize how very important communication is to my everyday life.