Health

Crow found in Loda tests positive for West Nile virus

WATSEKA — A dead crow found Aug. 27 in Loda tested positive for the West Nile virus, the Iroquois County Public Health Department announced Thursday.


Reminder issued about West Nile virus

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Public Health Department is reminding residents of West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses.


Fitness/wellness center targeted for Oct. 1 opening

GIBSON CITY — Come October, clients of Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services’ Elite Performance facility in Gibson City will have more space — and more things to do — during their one-on-one workouts with personal trainers.


Gibson City community raises more than $30,000 for cancer research

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City resident Tammi Fanson couldn’t be more pleased with the efforts of her community to raise funds for cancer research in recent weeks.

Earlier this month, a lemonade stand in the parking lot of the WGCY Radio studios in Gibson City brought in more than $2,000 in donations. And later that night, a dinner at her home pushed that total even further.


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.


Gibson City officer with cancer ready for 'chance to fight'

GIBSON CITY — After being diagnosed in June with Stage 4 colon cancer, Tony Row began to grow angry at the world.

Not even a year earlier, the nine-year veteran of the Gibson City Police Department had seen his beloved colleague, Police Chief Eric Hyatt, lose his 6 1/2-year fight with the same disease.

“It just sucks. There’s no other way to describe it,” Row said.


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.


West Nile virus detected in mosquitoes in Ford County

PAXTON — Ford County Public Health Department Administrator Lana Sample told the Ford County Board on Monday night that the West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes in the county.

Sample also said her department has had two dead birds tested, but the virus was not present in either of them.


Scott's Pharmacy warns of phone scam

GIBSON CITY — Scott’s Pharmacy in Gibson City is alerting its customers to an apparent telephone scam.


Boil order in Sibley lifted after eight days

SIBLEY — A boil order affecting the entire village of Sibley was lifted Friday after eight days in effect.


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