News-Gazette Media ending publication of St. Joseph Leader, County Star

ST. JOSEPH — Two News-Gazette Media weekly newspapers will be shutting down at the end of the month due to declining revenue and increased costs.

The St. Joseph Leader and The County Star in southern Champaign County will publish their last issues Aug. 30.

Gibson City aldermen approve rules for food trucks


GIBSON CITY — Gibson City Council members unanimously approved an ordinance regulating mobile food trucks Monday night.

Gibson City plant collecting pop tabs for charity

GIBSON CITY — Hearthside Food Solutions’ plants in Gibson City and Wenona are collecting pull tabs for Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Old hospital building in Paxton to be torn down in 2019

PAXTON — An old hospital building in Paxton that was once eyed for redevelopment as a community health clinic is slated to be torn down sometime next year.

Tentative settlement reached in One Earth Energy property tax appeal

Ford County Record correspondents

One-day outdoor liquor license granted to Gibson City American Legion post

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Council granted a special one-day outdoor liquor license to the Gibson City American Legion post on Monday night.

Gibson City grain dealer surrenders license

GIBSON CITY — Corn Belt Ag Products in Gibson City has voluntarily surrendered its grain dealer license, according to the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

EIEC promotes Sanders to manager

PAXTON — Paxton-based Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative (EIEC) has promoted Chase Sanders to manager of procurement and physical resources.

Sanders has worked for EIEC for six years. Most recently, he was a vehicle service technician.

Paxton seeks state approval for using funds on streetscape project

PAXTON — By the end of this year, the city of Paxton hopes to have secured the state’s approval for the city to use its remaining $1.2 million in revolving-loan funds toward the improvement of Paxton’s downtown streetscape.

NAPA Autoparts moving from downtown Paxton to West Ottawa Road

PAXTON — NAPA Autoparts is hoping to open a store in a new location in Paxton by the end of this month.

Mayor Bill Ingold said during a Paxton City Council committee meeting last week that NAPA would be relocating from its present location at 108 W. State St. downtown to a vacant building at 100 W. Ottawa Road that once housed a Family Dollar store.

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