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Ford Fair activities …..

The talent show is on the agenda tonight at the 2017 Ford County Fair. The talent show was moved to this (Tues) evening. The Little Mister and Miss Pageant is Wednesday, June 28th.

C-Bar Rodeo is at the grandstand Wednesday with barrel racing and bull riding competition.

Friday’s feature is the Easton Corbin and Walker McGuire Concert at 7:30 pm.

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Kelsey Vaughn crowned Miss Ford County Fair Queen

A recent Graduate of PBL High School is the new queen at the Ford County Fair. 17-year-old Kelsey Vaughn of Paxton bested a field of eight contestants (Monday) evening at the Melvin fairgrounds. Miss Vaughn will reign over the fair’s activities this week.

Kelsey is the daughter of Kelli and Rusty Vaughn. She will attend Illinois State University this fall, majoring in Agribusiness.

20-year-old Sydney Porter of Paxton was named 1st runner-up. 18-year-old Kaitlyn Harders of Melvin was 2nd runner-up. Miss Congeniality is 18-year-old Autumn Flessner of Loda.

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Missing Braidwood woman located in Chicago

A Braidwood woman missing since June 12th was found on Friday - alive and well in Chicago. 73-year-old Kim Gray is in good health.

Shye was reported missing June 12th after wandering away from her home in Braidwood. Ms. Gray was found at the Chicago City Hall. It’s unclear how she got to the city. Braidwood Police were contacted by a social worker in Chicago shortly after 2: pm (Friday) and informed of Ms. Gray’s whereabouts.

Emergency responders and volunteers had searched for Kim Gray since her disappearance.

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4-vehicle wreck near Manteno injures 16

Injuries were not life-threatening, but a four-vehicle accident on I-57 sent 16 people to Kankakee hospitals Friday evening. It happened near Manteno and shut down the northbound lanes for about an hour.

Illinois State Police report the crash happened around 6 pm.
The injured were transported to Presence St. Mary's Hospital and Riverside Medical Center. Police and fire personnel said none of the injured had life-threatening consequences.
The crash remains under investigation.

Manteno Fire Chief Scott O'Brien said that there was another wreck at the same location just one hour before the more serious crash.

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River Valley Metro buses exercise Saturday

This Sunday, June 25, River Valley Metro Mass Transit District will be conducting full-scale training exercises in preparation for the launch of the district's new routes and schedules on July 1.

The public should note that any buses seen running this Sunday will not be in-service and are for training only.
The district is looking forward to providing updated services to our customers beginning Saturday, July 1, and bringing Sunday bus service back on July 2.

River Valley Metro also provides commuter bus service to Midway Airport and the Metra train station at University Park.

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