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In advance of the start of the 2016-17 school year, first-year Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley School District Superintendent Jeremy Darnell sat down with Ford County Record Editor Will Brumleve to discuss a variety of topics. The 41-year-old former GCMS Middle School principal replaced the retired Anthony Galindo as the district’s superintendent on July 1.
GIBSON CITY — There was no public comment during a budget hearing for the Ford County Special Education Cooperative (FCSEC) that preceded Monday night’s Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board meeting.
By ROSS BROWN
Ford County Record correspondent
GIBSON CITY — Gibson City Council members received new information regarding the Carley Subdivision north of Eyer Street during their meeting Monday night.
PAXTON — A committee of the Paxton City Council is recommending some changes to the building permit process.
LODA — It seems almost everyone has an opinion, either positive or negative, about the Loda Sanitary District.
During this month’s Loda Village Board meeting, John Zalaker, a former trustee for the village of Loda, weighed in with a seven-point plan designed to help make the future of the district be much more defined than he says it has been in the past.
PAXTON — Working together is what it’s all about for state Sen. Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington, and state Rep. Tom Bennett, R-Gibson City — a pair of Illinois legislators serving Ford County.
PAXTON — Owners of property in Ford County are reminded that Friday, Sept. 2, is the due date to pay their second installment of 2015 real estate taxes.
WATSEKA — Despite Iroquois County voters having rejected ballot proposals for the implementation of a public safety tax three times in the past 10 years, Sheriff Derek Hagen thinks the fourth time just might be the charm.
“I’m optimistic that it’s got a good chance,” the sixth-year sheriff said Monday.
WATSEKA — The Illinois Department of Corrections conducted its annual inspection of the Iroquois County Jail on July 18, and zero non-compliances with the Illinois County Jail Standards were found.
An inspection report completed by the IDOC noted five improvements to the jail that had been made since the last inspection one year earlier:
PAXTON — The Paxton Park District board of commissioners finally has its seventh member.
Via a 5-0 vote at last Tuesday’s monthly meeting, the board appointed Nicci Greenlee to its lone vacant spot.
“We never turn anyone away,” Park Board Vice President Steve Sample commented prior to the vote.