Several hires approved by PBL school board

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board made several new hires at its meeting last Wednesday.

The board approved the hiring of Jennifer McDermott as a paraprofessional at PBL Junior High School and Kristi Barr and Ashlynn Brandenburg as paraprofessionals at Clara Peterson Elementary School.

GCMS in same boat as many rural school districts

Ford County Record correspondent

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board members reviewed and approved the school district’s audit for fiscal year 2016 at their meeting Monday night.

Swimming pool to undergo facility audit

PAXTON — Spear Corp. was hired at a cost of $500 to do a full facility audit for mechanical equipment of the Paxton Park District’s public swimming pool at last Tuesday’s park board meeting.

Paxton aldermen deny resident's request for reimbursement

PAXTON — A resident of South Spring Street claims the city, not himself, should be responsible for paying to fix a water leak on his property, but aldermen and the city’s public works director disagree.

Street signs may honor Millie Baier

PAXTON — As is customary every Halloween, the 300 and 400 blocks of East Pells Street in Paxton will undoubtedly be filled later this month with trick-or-treaters in search of some big candy bars they might not find anywhere else in town.

Water-main flushing to start Sunday night in Gibson City

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Public Works Department is notifying Gibson City residents that city workers will begin the process of flushing water mains at 11 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23.

“The goal of this exercise is to remove naturally occurring  rust and sediment from the water distribution system,” said Jim Killian with the public works department.

Trick-or-treating hours set in area towns

Halloween trick-or-treat hours have been set in area communities:

Buckley — 4-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.

Cabery — 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.

Cissna Park — 4-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.

Danforth — 4-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.

Elliott — 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.

Ford County Circuit Court cases (Oct. 19, 2016)

Following is a list of cases filed recently in Ford County Circuit Court:

Police Blotter (Oct. 19, 2016)

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

Meyer plans to resign as Paxton alderman, open kettle corn retail shop downtown

PAXTON — Alan Meyer announced at last Tuesday’s Paxton City Council meeting that this would be his last meeting as an elected alderman.

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