Marcus Jackson

Bayern Stube owners selling, not closing

GIBSON CITY — When folks talk about Gibson City, one of the first things that always comes up is the Bayern Stube, the German restaurant that’s been a fixture in the community of about 3,400 since its opening in 1991.

“It’s our page view,” said Tim Shafer, president of the Gibson Area Chamber of Commerce.


Course of action on Railside gives Gibson City a boost

GIBSON CITY — The mood at last Thursday’s Gibson Area Chamber of Commerce meeting was a good one, with community business leaders smiling and carrying on lively conversations inside The Sand Trap restaurant.


Murder in Milford: ‘Stuff like this just doesn’t happen here’

MILFORD — Like he did every other Saturday, Dennis Baker enjoyed his usual breakfast at Milford Family Restaurant, where he was on a first-name basis with the staff.


Badly injured dog shows positive signs

URBANA — His jaw broken, his eye infected, his neck covered in puncture wounds from shotgun pellets, Bear wasn’t acting like a dog that wanted to live when he was rushed to the University of Illinois Veterinary Clinic last week.

But something changed in the last 48 hours, giving hope to those caring for the brown labrador mix found tied to a bridge and in Ford County on Thursday.


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