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WATSEKA — A man who allegedly threw a tomahawk at an Iroquois County sheriff’s deputy last month pleaded not guilty Friday to one count of attempted murder, among other felony charges.
PAXTON — Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken could soon be opening a restaurant in Paxton.
Paxton resident Steve Meuser said Friday he has finalized a franchise agreement with the company to allow him to open a Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken restaurant on Illinois 9 just west of the Interstate 57 interchange.
PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School Principal Travis Duley announced that senior Cooper Johnson has been named a commended student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship program.
A letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corp. (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by Duley to Johnson.
GIBSON CITY — A public golf course in Gibson City is up for sale, and if no buyer can be found soon, it might end up closing, its owner said.
KANKAKEE COUNTY — A Will County man has died from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle crash in Kankakee County on Sept. 19.
District 21 Illinois State Police said Zachary Gonzalez, 20, of Monee, was pronounced dead at Loyola Hospital on Sept. 20.
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.
LODA — Loda resident Terry Henricks stopped by the village board meeting last Wednesday night.
He also had plenty to say.
With the winter a scant few months away, Henricks expressed complaints about the quality of the snow plowing that took place during the 2015-16 winter season. He had pictures on his cell phone of the alleged careless snow plowing.
PAXTON — Following a 4-minute public hearing last Wednesday, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board approved the school district’s budget for the fiscal year that began July 1.
PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district officials are considering entering into a contract with a third-party company to provide transcripts requested by PBL High School graduates.
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board approved the school district’s budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year Monday night, showing a $325,000 deficit in the educational fund and a $75,000 deficit in the transportation fund.
The deficit in the transportation fund, according to Superintendent Jeremy Darnell, is due to the proration, or cutting, of state revenue.