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GIBSON CITY — A Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Middle School student confessed Monday evening to writing a threatening message in a school bathroom last week, prompting the evacuation of the school.
Gibson City Police Chief Steve Cushman said the male student, whom he declined to identify, was interviewed by police and expressed remorse for his actions.
WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of recent activity:
— Joseph E. Tykol, 22, of Sheldon, turned himself in at the Iroquois County Jail on Oct. 8. Tykol was wanted on a Kankakee County warrant for driving under the influence.
— Kevin R. Perkins, 31, of Milford, was arrested by Milford police on Oct. 8 for burglary and theft (over $500).
PAXTON — Ford County’s prosecutor said Friday morning that he was reviewing evidence to determine whether to criminally charge a 51-year-old man who was involved in a 14-hour standoff with police at his Paxton home.
Timothy G. Donley, 51, remained at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana under watch by police.
GIBSON CITY — A threatening message written on a bathroom wall at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Middle School prompted the evacuation of the school Thursday morning.
GCMS Superintendent Anthony Galindo said the message, written in pencil in a boys’ bathroom, was reported by a student to Principal Jeremy Darnell around 10:20 a.m.
PAXTON — Jeff Shaffer, of Fiorillo, Shaffer & Associates Ltd. in Paxton, will speak about year-end tax planning and changes during the Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce’s next Lunch & Learn event, set for noon Thursday, Nov. 19, at the American Legion building on East Pells Street in Paxton.
GIBSON CITY — The newly released book “Serial Killer in Ford County,” by Kevin Collier, will be the focus of an Oct. 29 program at the Moyer District Library.
CHICAGO — Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan are warning businesses to beware of a scam targeting Illinois corporations.
PAXTON — Donation envelopes for the 2016 United Community Fund drive have arrived in mailboxes in Paxton.
People who did not receive a donation envelope but wish to acquire one are asked to contact the United Community Fund at P.O. Box 15, Paxton, IL 60957. Or, people can simply donate to the fund by mailing a check to that address.
PAXTON — The University of Illinois Agricultural Education program has placed a student teacher, Brett Kneeskern, with agricultural science instructors Mike White and Doug Anderson at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School.
LUDLOW — The possibility for new playground equipment at Ludlow Elementary School is coming more into focus.
At the September meeting, Superintendent Dru Lobmaster reported to the school board about the progress being made to improve the current playground and add on with new equipment.