Jean Noellsch

Residents critical of planning commission members

PAXTON — Ford County’s regulation of wind farms was the main topic of visitors who asked to address the county board during Monday night’s monthly meeting. Many were critical of the recent Ford County Planning Commission meeting.


Hymn Fest to be directed by former M-S chorus leader

GIBSON CITY — The annual Hymn Festival sponsored by the Gibson Area Music Foundation will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at the United Methodist Church in Gibson City.


Gibson City's budget supported by revenue from reserve funds

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City Council members approved a budget for the 2019 fiscal year Monday night with little discussion.

Alderman Scott Davis, finance committee chairman, said council members met the previous Monday to review the budget.


Committee not yet in agreement on wind-farm rule changes

PAXTON — The meeting room in the basement of the Ford County Jail was filled to capacity for Monday night’s meeting of the Ford County Board’s zoning committee, perhaps with residents who hoped to learn the group’s decisions about revising the county’s ordinances regulating wind farms.


'Clean opinion' earned by Gibson City in annual audit

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Council adddressed four agenda items and heard one committee report Monday night.

The first item of business was hearing a summary of the 2016-17 fiscal year’s audit from Curt Liles of the Kemper CPA Firm of Champaign. Liles said the city earned a “clean opinion,” referring to wording from the management letter in the report.


Three redevelopment agreements approved by Paxton aldermen

PAXTON — During a 45-minute meeting last Tuesday, members of the Paxton City Council’s economic development committee heard details of three redevelopment agreements for properties in the city’s tax-increment financing (TIF) district.

The committee also discussed ongoing frustrations over the existing equalized assessed values of properties both inside and outside the TIF district.


Paxton City Council recognizes police chief, retiring treasurer, bravery of resident

PAXTON — The Paxton City Council took time during its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 9, to recognize several employees before moving on with the rest of the meeting’s agenda, which included the approval of three tax-increment financing (TIF) redevelopment agreements.


Gibson City app goes live

GIBSON CITY — In a very short regular meeting Monday night, Gibson City Council members touted the release of the city’s own app, which went live Sunday night.

The city’s app is now available for Android or Apple devices and can be downloaded at no charge from either platform’s app store by searching on “Gibson City.”


Grant OK'd for painting of Railside clubhouse

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City Council members Monday night unanimously approved a grant to Railside Area Golf LLC, the business name for a group of investors who earlier this year purchased Railside Golf Club on the city’s north side.

Aldermen approved reimbursing the group $2,350, which represents half the cost of scraping and painting the exterior of the clubhouse.


Moratorium on new wind farms OK’d

PAXTON — A great deal of frustration was expressed by citizens and board members alike during Monday night’s meeting of the Ford County Board. The meeting was a continuation of last week’s board meeting with one agenda item — wind farms.


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