Will Brumleve

Paxton man renovating historic downtown building

PAXTON — Of the 40 or so people who toured the newly renovated second floor of Ford County’s oldest commercial building on Thursday, not one of them had to duck when walking up the stairs leading to it.

Paxton residents charged with battery for breaking child’s thigh bone.

PAXTON — Two Paxton residents face felony battery charges for allegedly fracturing the thighbone of a child during an October incident.

Cause of mysterious, explosion-like noise remains unknown

PAXTON — It remained unknown Sunday morning what caused a mysterious, explosion-like noise that rattled the windows of homes in Paxton on Saturday night and could be heard in towns as far as 30 miles away.

Paxton enthusiastic about bringing large flag to town

PAXTON — In the month that has passed since Paxton Fire Chief Denny Kingren announced plans to raise funds to put up a gigantic American flag next to the city’s exit on Interstate 57, the idea has been welcomed with enthusiasm in the Ford County community.

Wheels of justice turning slowly in death of Paxton woman

PAXTON — In the two-plus years since a head-on crash south of Paxton killed a 19-year-old woman, the wheels of justice have turned slowly in bringing to trial the man whose alleged drunken driving caused her death.

Paxton’s pitch: Huge American flag near I-57 exit

PAXTON — Paxton’s fire chief wants to put a huge American flag atop a 150-foot-tall flagpole near the exit for the city on Interstate 57 — not only as a way to support the nation and its veterans but also to make his small city in Ford County stand out to travelers on one of the nation’s busiest highways.

Police seek help finding cigarette thief

PAXTON — Paxton police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who stole more than $700 in cigarettes from a local liquor store.

State honors victims of I-57 shootout near Paxton

PAXTON — William “Bill” Caisse will always be remembered as a mentor to his younger brother Bob.

Bob recalls how he would look up to Bill as the two participated in track-and-field at Paxton Community High School in the 1960s, and every time Bill would set a record, Bob would try to beat it.

I-57 shootout victims to be memorialized

PAXTON — There are three dates that stand out in the memory of Paxton Mayor Bill Ingold and many others his age who live in the Ford County seat:

— Nov. 22, 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

Terrorism suspect appears in Paxton courtroom on unrelated charges

PAXTON — A former Ford County sheriff’s deputy who is awaiting trial in federal court for alleged acts of terrorism appeared Tuesday in Ford County Circuit Court on unrelated criminal charges.

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