Politics and Government

Paxton police chief taking his employer to court

PAXTON — Paxton Police Chief Bob Bane is taking the city, its mayor and its comptroller/treasurer to court in an attempt to get the city to pay him $6,848 that he claims he is owed in overtime pay.

Replacement of Loda water tower eyed

Ford County Record correspondent

LODA — Village trustees have made plans to investigate the possibility of replacing the town’s water tower, which has outlived its useful life and is suffering from structural damage.

Hyatt named Gibson City's new police chief

Ford County Record correspondent

GIBSON CITY — Eric Hyatt was named Gibson City’s new police chief during Monday night’s city council meeting.

Blue lights approved for Gibson City's downtown

Ford County Record correspondent

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City Council members approved Monday night spending up to $2,000 on blue lights that are to be installed downtown for the holidays.

Hydrant flushing to be completed this week in Paxton

PAXTON — Weather permitting, workers for the City of Paxton will be flushing hydrants this week.

The hydrant flushing was to expected to begin Monday, Oct. 24, and continue through Friday, Oct. 28, beginning on the west side of town.

Several hires approved by PBL school board

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board made several new hires at its meeting last Wednesday.

The board approved the hiring of Jennifer McDermott as a paraprofessional at PBL Junior High School and Kristi Barr and Ashlynn Brandenburg as paraprofessionals at Clara Peterson Elementary School.

GCMS in same boat as many rural school districts

Ford County Record correspondent

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board members reviewed and approved the school district’s audit for fiscal year 2016 at their meeting Monday night.

Swimming pool to undergo facility audit

PAXTON — Spear Corp. was hired at a cost of $500 to do a full facility audit for mechanical equipment of the Paxton Park District’s public swimming pool at last Tuesday’s park board meeting.

Paxton aldermen deny resident's request for reimbursement

PAXTON — A resident of South Spring Street claims the city, not himself, should be responsible for paying to fix a water leak on his property, but aldermen and the city’s public works director disagree.

Street signs may honor Millie Baier

PAXTON — As is customary every Halloween, the 300 and 400 blocks of East Pells Street in Paxton will undoubtedly be filled later this month with trick-or-treaters in search of some big candy bars they might not find anywhere else in town.

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