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Poisonous spider re-emerges at Paxton school

PAXTON — The poisonous brown recluse spider has re-emerged in the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district after a seven-year hiatus.


Some Paxton restaurants not posting inspection placards

PAXTON — The Country Gardens Restaurant & Pancake House on Paxton’s west edge proudly displays its inspection placard on its front door.

Manager Teresa Huseini likes to show off the Country Garden’s “A” grade and score of 91 that it received on its most recent inspection by the Ford County Public Health Department.


Clinic opens at new location in Hoopeston

HOOPESTON — The Family Health Care of Hoopeston, an affiliate of Gibson Area Hospital, has opened at its new location at 705 S. Dixie Highway in Hoopeston. 

The newly constructed facility features ample parking, numerous exam rooms and spacious procedure rooms.


Events set to help residents apply for Benefit Access Program

GIBSON CITY — The Ford County Public Health Department has scheduled several events to help residents complete applications for the Benefit Access Program.


CEO pleased with Iroquois Memorial Hospital's growth in 2014

WATSEKA — Chuck Bohlmann, chief executive officer of Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka, was pleased with the hospital’s growth in 2014.

“Under the leadership of the board of trustees, Iroquois Memorial Hospital made great strides in improving the access and additional services to the residents of the area in 2014,” said Bohlmann. 

Among the news from the past year:


Carle, Riverside join facilities in Watseka

WATSEKA — Two health systems serving Iroquois County, Carle and Riverside Healthcare, say they’re getting together in a building project to bring their medical services together in one facility in Watseka.


Watseka hospital's auxiliary awards scholarships

WATSEKA — The Iroquois Memorial Hospital Auxiliary awarded $3,000 in college scholarships in 2014.

Recipients of the IMH Auxiliary Allied Health Scholarship, each valued at $500, were:

— Chris Florido of Watseka, who is studying medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Iroquois board of health to meet Wednesday night

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Board of Public Health will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at the Administrative Center, 1001 E. Grant St., Watseka.


Illinois Tobacco Quitline can help smokers break the habit

By the Ford County Public Health Department


Gibson City library hosting sessions about brain health

GIBSON CITY — University of Illinois Extension family life educator Chelsey Byers and Mike Bius from the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Illinois will present a four-part program series designed to help participants better understand their brains as they age.

Sessions will be held at the Moyer District Library in Gibson City each Wednesday in January from 10 to 11:30 a.m.