Miscellaneous

Accolade to close Paxton nursing home but buy another

PAXTON — Accolade Healthcare plans to shut down its nursing home on North Market Street by Nov. 1, but the company’s owner hopes the facility’s residents and staff will choose to stay in town.


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 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

By ROSS BROWN and JEAN NOELLSCH
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.


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.


Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal linked to salmonella outbreak

SPRINGFIELD — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined through an investigation that Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal is the likely source of a multi-state salmonella outbreak.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) said one case of salmonella matches the multi-state outbreak strain. The CDC has reported 73 cases of Salmonella Mbandaka from 31 states.


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