Tim Evans

Veterans invited to Wednesday event in Gibson City

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Rotary Club is looking for a few good men — and women.

The civic organization plans to honor local veterans at their next meeting, to be held at noon Wednesday, Nov. 9, at The Sand Trap in Gibson City.

‘We’re that close’ to eradicating polio

GIBSON CITY — “We’re that close,” Rotary District 6490 Governor Kevin Yonce told members of the Gibson City Rotary Club on Aug. 31, showing his thumb and index finger only a half-inch apart.

State lawmakers address crowd at Paxton event

PAXTON — Working together is what it’s all about for state Sen. Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington, and state Rep. Tom Bennett, R-Gibson City — a pair of Illinois legislators serving Ford County.

New executive director for Paxton chamber introduced

PAXTON — The Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce introduced its new executive director, talked about new initiatives of the chamber board, approved its budget and set committee assignments at its annual meeting held at the Engelbrecht Farm in rural Paxton on March 21.

Angie Lee: True to her roots

PAXTON — Praising her hometown, Paxton’s own Angie Lee had a humble message for her coaches, family and friends: “thank you for giving me my roots and wings to fly.”

Gibson Area Chamber of Commerce hands out awards

GIBSON CITY — Winners of the Gibson Area Chamber of Commerce’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Citizen of the Year Award and Junior Citizen of the Year Award were all humbled by the honors they received during the chamber’s annual banquet on Thursday evening at the Kruse Center in Gibson City.

Bill Flick: Sit-down with Reagan was one to remember

GIBSON CITY — Legendary Pantagraph columnist Bill Flick provided laughs with lots of stories about his 35-year career as a writer for the Bloomington-Normal daily newspaper during his speach to the Gibson Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, and he said he loves Gibson City and small towns like it because “you guys have a great time.”

Gibson City Lions Club to raffle off golf cart

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Lions Club is hoping to improve its community through a pair of fund-raisers to be finalized in the weeks ahead.

The Lions are not only promoting their annual major fundraiser — a pancake and sausage breakfast — but they are providing an opportunity for someone to claim a golf cart, as well, as part of a second fundraiser.

GCMS bond resolution up for vote on Jan. 28

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board has set a special public meeting for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, for the purpose of adopting a $1 million bond resolution.

The board held a public hearing Thursday concerning the sale of working cash fund bonds “as an alternative to referendums and cutting more expenses,” said board Vice President Phil Whitehouse.

Rotary district governor impressed by new playground in Gibson City

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City Rotarians got a chance to show off their new playground area in Gibson City’s North Park to Rotary District Governor Surinder Sethi on Sept. 7, after the organization leader spoke to members of the club at Railside Golf Club.

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