Program to provide free heating equipment to area families

PAXTON — Lennox Industries, a provider of home-comfort solutions, along with Paxton-based Dogtown Heating & Air, is seeking nominations for families who could benefit from new heating equipment through its North American community outreach program, Feel The Love.

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

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.

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