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PAXTON — Alan Meyer announced at last Tuesday’s Paxton City Council meeting that this would be his last meeting as an elected alderman.
By ROSS BROWN
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.
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.
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.
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 — 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.
GIBSON CITY — The One Earth Energy ethanol plant in Gibson City conducted an emergency response drill to exercise various community resources on Sept. 12.
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.
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 — 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.