Miscellaneous

Gibson City app goes live

GIBSON CITY — In a very short regular meeting Monday night, Gibson City Council members touted the release of the city’s own app, which went live Sunday night.

The city’s app is now available for Android or Apple devices and can be downloaded at no charge from either platform’s app store by searching on “Gibson City.”


Gibson City using new app to promote local businesses

GIBSON CITY — The City of Gibson has published a free Gibson City app that is available for download on smart phones.   To access the app, people can  search for “Gibson City” in their app store.


Elite Performance’s expansion may benefit not just public but schools, too

GIBSON CITY — When Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services’ Elite Performance program expands yet again in upcoming months with the opening of two much larger facilities in both Paxton and Gibson City, it will come with the addition of new equipment that not only the public can use but also possibly the athletic teams at local schools.


Illinois Knights Templar Home has new owner

PAXTON — The Illinois Knights Templar Home in Paxton will be sold to Altitude Health Services Inc., effective Nov. 1.

Vendors were notified of the transaction in an Oct. 20 letter sent by Heritage Operations Group, which has managed the nursing home at 450 E. Fulton St. for the past four years.


Brothers' beer/spirits business taking off

PAXTON — When Dallas Glazik and his two older brothers — Will and Clayton — teamed up with Ross Sorensen in giving out free samples of their homemade beer at last month’s sixth annual Paxton Swine ‘N’ Dine BBQ Contest & Festival, the feedback from the public was overwhelmingly positive.


The Jeremy Werner show has a Paxton connection

URBANA — When Jeremy Werner and Austin Burklund first met, it was at a basketball practice at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School.

It was 2009, Werner recalled. It was not long after Werner had started his first full-time sports reporting job — at what was then known as the Paxton Record and is now known as the Ford County Record.


Mareci's Bakery set to open in upcoming days

PAXTON — When Dawn Long and Shannon Wurmnest were growing up, the two sisters spent a lot of their time baking in the kitchen with their mother, Judy Mareci, or with other relatives.

So it’s only fitting that Long and her younger sister are back to doing just that — and with their mother, too.


Grand opening for Coffee & Friends slated for Oct. 9

PAXTON — The grand opening of Coffee & Friends, a bakery and coffee shop on downtown Paxton’s north side, is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9.


Former France Broom property sold for $125,000

PAXTON — Gifted to the city two years ago, the former France Broom Co. property on Railroad Avenue has been sold.

The city’s tax-increment financing (TIF) attorney, Dan Schuering, told the city council last Tuesday that a contract for the sale of the property was signed earlier that day.


Commercial, retail developments a top priority in Paxton

PAXTON — If the city’s tax-increment financing (TIF) district is to become a success, drawing travelers off of Interstate 57 to spend money in town will undoubtedly be a necessity.


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