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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.
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.
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.
GIBSON CITY — The One Earth Energy ethanol plant in Gibson City is seeking a reduction in its assessed value for an eighth straight year, and the Ford County Board of Review will hear supporting arguments — and likely arguments against the reduction — at a public hearing set for 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24.
GIBSON CITY — A Mexican restaurant is slated to open in February in the former Pizza Hut restaurant building at 1120 S. Sangamon Ave. in Gibson City.
PAXTON — Pizza Hut restaurants in Paxton, Watseka and Monticello were slated to close Dec. 31, just a little over a month after Gibson City’s closed.
Pizza Hut franchisee Mike Stegman of Wichita, Kan., confirmed the news last week following reports from multiple news outlets that the restaurants would be shuttered at year’s end.
PAXTON — Rodney Plackett will retire as president and cashier of the First National Bank in Paxton, effective Dec. 31, 2016.
GIBSON CITY — Gibson City Meats & Deli is closing its doors at 107 S. Sangamon Ave. at the end of this year, but its owners still plan to continue serving the Ford County area through home delivery.
PAXTON — A third sweet shop has opened in downtown Paxton in as many months.
GIBSON CITY — While some siblings look forward to the chance to leave home and start adulthood on their own, Julie Stagen, Vicki Rhodes and Becky McDevitt can’t seem to get enough of each other’s company.