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PAXTON — The doubling in size of a swine facility northwest of Gibson City will be the focus of an informational meeting Monday evening.
The Illinois Department of Agriculture, at the request of the Ford County Board, has scheduled the meeting for 6 p.m. in the board room in the basement of the Ford County Jail, 235 N. American St., Paxton.
WATSEKA — Thad Eshleman has worked as a resource conservationist at the Iroquois County Soil & Water Conservation District office in Watseka for 21 years.
But one more year might be all he has left there if the office’s state funding dries up.
LUDLOW — The Ludlow Grade School board recently made several teacher hires and approved the purchase of a cooling system and new windows in the first-grade classroom.
PAXTON — The Ford County Republican Women’s Club has changed the dates and times of its monthly meetings.
The club has elected to meet on the second Saturday of every other month at 8:30 a.m. Meetings will rotate between the Arcade Cafe & Pancake House in Paxton and the Moyer District Library in Gibson City.
MELVIN — The village board on June 9 agreed to donate $200 toward Sibley’s Fourth of July celebration and also to loan $800 to Melvin’s park committee to help cover expenses related to the committee’s food stand at the celebration.
Also at the meeting:
KEMPTON — The Tri-Point school board approved an insurance plan through Metz Stoller with Illinois Counties Risk Management Trust at a cost of $77,253. Agent Todd Hoffman said buses will be included in the plan, as well as a new appraisal of buildings.
Following a closed session, the board:
RANKIN — Part-time Rankin police officer Stewart Stafford requested Thursday that the village find the funds to hire him full time, but Village Board President Aaron Warren said not enough money is budgeted for this fiscal year to allow it.
GIBSON CITY — The Eastern Illinois Foodbank, in partnership with the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school district, is considering providing food for school children on the weekends through a proposed “Backpack Program.”
GIBSON CITY — Gibson City street and alley department workers will complete the first step of the Lott Boulevard resurfacing project this summer by removing the medians between 8th and 12th streets and replacing them with rock and concrete as decided by a 4-3 vote at Monday’s city council meeting.
LODA — The Loda Sanitary District board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 20, at the Loda firehouse to approve its final combined budget and appropriation ordinance.