Ford County EMA to distribute more PPE to local nursing homes, first responders

By WILL [email protected] PAXTON — With new strains of COVID-19 emerging and spreading, the Ford County Emergency Management Agency plans to distribute more personal protective equipment (PPE) to local nursing homes and, if needed, first responders. “Because the (Delta) variant is kind of getting in the neighborhood, so to speak, we’re going to start putting together some bundles (of PPE) […]

Gibson City Council approves purchase of radios and antennas for wells and water plant

GIBSON CITY – The Gibson City Council approved the purchase of radios and antennas for the wells and water plant. The council approved a bid from Britton Electronics in Pekin for $18.750, which will be paid through TIF 2 fund at Monday’s meeting. According to City Superintendent Randy Stauffer, there is an issue at the water plant issue with communication […]

Photo gallery: Paxton Swedes at Gifford-Flatville Giflats

All photos courtesy of Daniel L. Chamness

Paxton police: Teens found in stolen vehicle with cannabis, alcohol

PAXTON — The Paxton Police Department released the following list of recent activity: — A 15-year-old boy from Gibson City and four juvenile females — including two 15-year-olds from Paxton, one 15-year-old from Buckley and one 14-year-old from Paxton — were found in a stolen vehicle with alcohol and cannabis inside after Paxton police responded to a complaint of juvenile […]

Paxton Swedes shut out Gifford-Flatville 6-0

By DANIEL L. CHAMNESS Ford County Chronicle correspondent GIFFORD — The Paxton Swedes are having one of their best years ever. They lead the Eastern Illinois Baseball League standings with a record of 8-3-1. The second place team, the Buckley Dutchmasters, are 7-5. The Swedes are doing it behind the pitching. Adam Carver, a long-time Swedes’ pitcher, leads not only […]