Rob Schmitt again named one of '60 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know'

GIBSON CITY — For the fourth year in a row, the chief executive officer of Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) is listed among Becker’s Hospital Review’s “60 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know.”

Legal bills exceed $1M in GCMS's property tax dispute with One Earth Energy

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school district has now spent more than $1 million in legal and other fees in its unresolved dispute over the assessed value of a Gibson City ethanol plant, but the district’s superintendent said those bills may not be growing much more.

Gibson Area Chamber recognizes award winners


Investors closing in on purchase of Railside Golf Course

GIBSON CITY — Closed since November, Railside Golf Course is expected to open soon under new ownership.

Plant’s assessed value remains unchanged — for now, anyway

GIBSON CITY — The Ford County Board of Review voted 2-0 last Friday, with its chairman abstaining, to deny a reduction in the assessed value of the One Earth Energy ethanol plant in Gibson City.

Gibson City welcomes new restaurant — Los Caminos Mexican Grill

GIBSON CITY — Maria and Blake Adams had never operated their own restaurant before, so when they decided to open their doors for business for the first time over the lunch hour Sunday, they were well aware that everything might not go perfectly.

Paxton aldermen hear update on economic development

PAXTON — Paxton’s tax-increment financing (TIF) attorney, Dan Schuering, met with the city council’s economic development committee last week, telling its members that the contractor for the Cobblestone Hotel being built on the city’s west side was to begin pouring footings this week.

Rezoning, final plat for hotel, restaurant approved

PAXTON — The Paxton Planning Commission voted unanimously last week to recommend the city council approve the rezoning of undeveloped land on the city’s west side to make way for a proposed hotel and restaurant there.

Also, the commission voted 5-0 to recommend the council OK a final plat for the planned development. Three commissioners were absent.

If no deal reached soon, Railside to be turned into farmland

GIBSON CITY — If a group of local investors is unable to strike a deal to buy the shuttered Railside Golf Course within a week, its owner intends to begin turning the 18-hole, 197-acre course into farmland.

Streetscape plan for downtown Paxton unveiled

PAXTON — Some 20 business owners and interested residents saw the unveiled streetscape plan for downtown Paxton during a community meeting last Tuesday night at City Hall.

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