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PAXTON — For many students and teachers at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School and PBL Junior High School, the 2012-13 school year ends Friday.
For PBL fitness instructor Pat Eversole and some of his students, however, the culture of fitness that has hit the ground running over the past school year will continue into the days of summer.
GILMAN — The Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department’s administrator was temporarily stripped of his ability to hire, fire, re-assign or discipline his employees Monday afternoon.
Following a two-hour closed session, the board of health voted unanimously to “suspend all hiring, firing, duty re-assignments or disciplinary action until further discussion by the board.”
PAXTON — Ford County Board member Randy Ferguson shook his head and sighed at one point during Monday night’s meeting, frustrated that the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department’s embattled administrator did not see any issue with the awarding of a $123,000 contract to the husband of an agency employee.
GILMAN — The Ford-Iroquois Board of Health Oversight Committee did not hold an official meeting Friday because too few members were present.
Committee Chairman Randy Berger of Gibson City said only three members of the six-member committee — which comprises three members from each of the Ford and Iroquois county boards — were in attendance.
WATSEKA — Although the Illinois Attorney General’s Office is not pursuing charges against anyone at the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department, concerns remain about how the agency went about awarding a $123,000 contract to a company owned by the husband of a department employee.
GILMAN — Members of the Ford and Iroquois county boards will meet as the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Oversight Committee at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the Gilman-Danforth District Library in Gilman.
GIBSON CITY — A program for healthcare professionals entitled “It’s in Every One of Us” will be held Wednesday, April 17, at the Moyer District Library in Gibson City.
The program, sponsored by Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services, is offered at two different times: 7:30-9 a.m. and 3:30-5 p.m.
WATSEKA — Thirty-seven food establishments in Ford and Iroquois counties had no deficiencies in any of 45 categories of possible violation during inspections conducted during the first quarter of 2013, according to the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department.
GILMAN — The Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department’s attorney claims the recent removal of three board of health members by the Iroquois County Board was illegal, but the county’s state’s attorney disagrees.
Attorney Ron Boyer advised the newly reorganized board of health of his opinion this week.
PAXTON — Greg Shields of Shields Auto Group in Paxton is a candidate for this year’s American Diabetes Association Kiss A Pig campaign, which ends April 5.