Lott Boulevard project to be discussed by council April 2

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Council’s street and alley committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2, to discuss the Lott Boulevard resurfacing project and the city’s budget for streets and alleys for this summer.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at City Hall, 101 E. Eighth St.

Coroner identifies Danforth couple who died in murder-suicide

DANFORTH — Iroquois County’s coroner has released the names of the married couple who were found dead in their Danforth home in an apparent murder-suicide.

Coroner Bill Cheatum identified the couple as Christopher E. Johnson, 35, and Hillary T. Johnson, 34.

Area schools release honor rolls for third quarter of 2014-15


BUCKLEY — Christ Lutheran High School in Buckley has named students to its honor rolls for the third quarter of the 2014-15 school year:

Man gets probation for growing 44 pot plants in his garden

WATSEKA — An Iroquois County man has been sentenced to two years of probation for growing 44 marijuana plants in his garden.

Samuel Vires III, 48, of Claytonville, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful production of 20-50 cannabis sativa plants, a Class 3 felony, on March 5 in Iroquois County Circuit Court.

City council candidates Amore, Pacey discuss goals for Paxton

Marc Amore and Rob Pacey — the two candidates seeking to represent Ward 3 on the Paxton City Council in the April 7 election — discuss their goals and their vision for the Ford County seat ...

Gibson City police blotter (March 25, 2015)

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Police Department released the following list of persons arrested or ticketed recently:

— Rondald W. Scarberry, 59, of Ona, W.V., for disobeying a stop sign on March 22.

— Charles L. Smith, 19, of Oswego, for speeding on March 22.

— Sierria C. Edgar, 22, of 115 N. Wood St., Gibson City, for speeding on March 21.

Ford County Sheriff's Office police blotter (March 25, 2015)

PAXTON — The Ford County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of activity for the period of March 8-21:

— On March 20, a deputy assisted Gibson Area Ambulance Service personnel with an unresponsive male in rural Paxton.

— On March 19, a Piper City man reported his vehicle stolen from his home.

— On March 19, a rural Piper City man reported his pickup stolen.

Paxton Police Blotter (March 25, 2015)

PAXTON — The Paxton Police Department released the following list of recent activity:

Iroquois LEPC to meet April 2

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) has called a meeting for 2 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at the Iroquois County Courthouse in Watseka.

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