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BELLEVILLE (AP) — The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is asking its federal counterpart for more time to assess damage form early-winter floods that struck nearly two dozen counties.
The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the state agency is seeking to extend the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Friday deadline for damage assessments until March 14.
CISSNA PARK — Cissna Park’s former bookkeeper/collector and clerk was ordered by a judge this week to pay $100,350 to the village’s insurance carrier, reflecting the amount it says she stole from the village over a six-year period.
GIBSON CITY — In a nod to promoting economic development, Mayor Dan Dickey scheduled Monday night’s regular meeting of the Gibson City Council at the Villas of Hollybrook, an assisted-living facility which opened during the past year.
GIBSON CITY — Jessalyn Davis is the newest mayoral appointee as Junior Alderman of the Gibson City Council.
City Clerk Carla Moxley administered the oath of office during Monday night’s council meeting.
PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board will discuss tonight the possibility of obtaining the state Legislature’s approval for the school district to exceed its debt limitation by issuing a 25-year bond.
PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district’s facilitating team will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in the board room at the unit office at PBL Junior High School in Paxton.
ROBERTS — Separating their work from their personal lives is a daily challenge for Ralph Denault, wife Pat and their son David.
But working together in their newly built 5,000-square-foot auto-repair shop along the rural highway that runs through Roberts in central Ford County also happens to be “a lot of fun,” Ralph Denault noted.
RANKIN — The contractor that restored Rankin’s water tower last year emailed the village’s engineer in January, inquiring about why the village board had decided to withhold payment of $9,300 owed to the company.
By DIANE PERKINS
Ford County Record correspondent
GIBSON CITY — Judy Weber-Jones’ enthusiasm for driver’s education is evident.
That is probably why she was recently selected as the Illinois High School & College Driver Education Association’s 2016 Teacher of the Year and was inducted into the association’s Hall of Fame in 2007.
KEMPTON — The Ford County Board unanimously approved a pair of resolutions Monday to make way for this spring’s anticipated construction of the Kelly Creek Wind Farm, an expansion of the newly built Pilot Hill Wind Farm.
The board voted 10-0, with members Dave Hastings of Paxton and Elynor Stagen of Gibson City absent, to approve the resolutions.