How many businesses can you think of within our school district communities of Buckley, Clarence, Ford Central, Loda, Paxton, Roberts and Thawville that are owned by an alumni? (Hint: more than 60!)

Abbe, Larry – Abbe Insurance Agency, Diversified Services
Adkins, Rick – Adkins Masonary
Albers, Becky (Johnson) – The Flower Cart
Atkinson, Dawn (Sharp) – Bijoux Salon
Bachmann, Kevin – Bachman Trucking
Baier Royce – Baier Family Funeral Services
Baier, Peggy (Frichtl) – Paxton Variety Liquors
Bouse, Courtney (Saldeen) – Designer Dogs
Burnett, Kathy (Cole) – Kathy’s Salon
Coady, Todd, Shawn – Hicks Gas, Rocket Supply
Cobblestone Hotel – 6 of 13 owners are alumni
Steve Glazik, Gary Glazik, Andy Hudson, Jim Niewold, Mitch Nuss, Roger & Rosemary (Kneuppel) Weber
Cox, Kendall – Cox-Knapp Funeral Home
Englebrecht, Chris – Englebrechts Grills
Grice, Ben – Humble Hog & Harvest Ale House
Elson, Steve & Brian – Elson Sanitary
Foster, Phil – Foster Mechanics
Fox, Jim – Fox Transport
Fox, Brenda (Polson) – Bijoux Salon
Hancock, Teri (Fredrickson) – Hancock Transcription Service, Picket Fence Florist, Market Street General Store, Market Street Kids Resale
Fredrickson, Sherri (Ford) – Leading Edge Salon
Glazik, Steve, Gary – Plastic Designs, Inc.
Gooden, Adam – A Gooden Concrete
Goss, Justin – Premier Construction
Harris, Crystal – Crystal’s Salon
Hasselbring, Cary – Just Hamburgers
Henegar, Melody (Bell) – Ruby Jewel’s
Hofer, Kendal – Hofer Transport
Houston, Randy – Houston Plumbing, Heating & Cooling
Hudson, Andy – Hudson Drug & Hallmark Store
Jones, Don – Jones Auto Body
Johnson, Blake – Frank’s Barbershop
Johnson, Patti (Foster) – The Animal House
Johnson, Duane – Johnson & Johnson Insurance
Kaufmann, Charlene – Kaufmann Welding
Kief, Craig – Kief Realty
King, Tedd – Northwestern Mutual Insurance
Knuth, Jerry – Knuth Repair
Kuester, Cody – Kuester Electric
Kuester, Butch – 103 East
Lavender, Greg – Down to Earth Landscapes
Leclair, Lee (Burnett) – Lee’s Tips & Toes
Lohrman, Maggie (Wright) – Maggie’s Groom Room
Loschen, Brian – Loschen Trucking
Moore, Tommy – Signs & Designs
Magers, Fred, Lisa (Adkins), Brandon, Ben – Mager’s Repairs
Martensen, Bob – Martensen, Niemann & Sorensen, Ford County Abstract Co.
May, Gene– East Central IL Disposal & Recycling
Meyer, Alan – Mom & Pop Popcorn
Niemann, Jerry – Martensen, Niemann & Sorensen
Niewold, Greg – Power Planter, Inc.
Nuss, Mitch– Insurance Providers Group
Parsons, Doug – Parson’s Electric
Rodeen, Paul – Rodeen Publishing
Roy, Rex – Realtor, Remax
Schwing, Mike – Schwing Service Center
Smith, Kristin (Bluhm) – Massage Elements
Stevenson, Mark – Bull’s Custom Shop
Sturm, Jeff – Sturm Insurance & Investments
Sutton, Larry – Sutton Construction
Vance, Richard – Vance Grading & Landscaping
Weber, Roger – Weber Fertilizer, Inc.
Weppler, Reggie – R & D Construction
Whitcomb, Mark, Carol, Terry, Greg – Paxton Ready Mix
Williams, Ramona (Combs) – Ruby Jewel’s
Wurmnest, Shannon (Mareci) – Mareci’s Bakery

If you know of an alumni business owner to add to the list, please let us know! or call Lisa at 217-379-4715