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.

Gibson City aldermen review TIF districts' finances

Ford County Record correspondent

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City Council members held a joint review board meeting regarding the city’s tax-increment financing districts on Monday night before their regular meeting.

Public gives input for downtown master plan

PAXTON — It has always been the city’s intent to use money raised by the implementation of Paxton’s tax-increment financing (TIF) district to improve the downtown.

That’s what Mayor Bill Ingold told the 20-some business owners and interested residents attending a community meeting held last week to obtain input on how the downtown should look and what features should be added.

Grocery store might re-open soon in Buckley

BUCKLEY — Buckley Village Board members learned during their meeting Monday night that the town’s only grocery store will be re-opening under new ownership.

Hotel developers to receive reimbursement

PAXTON — The 41-room hotel planned for the city’s west side near Interstate 57 took a step closer to becoming reality last week when Paxton aldermen signed off on a redevelopment agreement with the developers of the proposed facility.

Gibson City native Ertel named hospital's chief financial officer

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City native Matthew Ertel has been hired as chief financial officer for Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS).

Ertel was born at Gibson Area Hospital (GAH) and raised in Gibson City. Ertel said he considered himself a “frequent flyer” at the hospital during his childhood, as he underwent multiple operations on his hands and feet there.

One Earth Energy conducts emergency response drill

GIBSON CITY — The One Earth Energy ethanol plant in Gibson City conducted an emergency response drill to exercise various community resources on Sept. 12.

Mayor tells of projects city is pursuing to generate economic growth

PAXTON — In addition to a 41-room motel and a Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken restaurant  proposed to be built on the city’s west side, Mayor Bill Ingold touched on a number of other ongoing economic-development projects during a program he gave to the Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday.

Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken might come to Paxton

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.

Gibson City golf course might close if no buyer can be found

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.

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