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LUDLOW — Ludlow Grade School Superintendent Dru Lobmaster gave a report on the Vision 20/20 initiative, and the school board approved a resolution in support of the program recently.
Lobmaster attended a summit conference in Springfield Feb. 17-18, which focused on Vision 20/20 and the future of public education in Illinois.
OTTAWA — U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, met with the Agriculture Advisory Committee last Thursday evening at Ottawa City Hall to discuss policy issues that affect the agriculture community.
WATSEKA — The newly formed Iroquois County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) will hold its first meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the Iroquois County Emergency Operations Center, located in the basement of the county courthouse in Watseka.
During the meeting, which is open to the public, the LEPC’s officers will be elected.
PAXTON — Kenneth Hawthorne and Todd Lee were re-elected to the board of directors of the Ford County Soil & Water Conservation District during a Feb. 19 election held at the SWCD office in Paxton.
Both were re-elected to two-year terms, starting March 1.
Through Jan. 31, the SWCD accepted names of prospective candidates to fill the seats held by Hawthorne and Lee.
RANKIN — Two bids — one nearly twice the amount as the other — have been received from contractors for the restoration of Rankin’s water tower.
CHAMPAIGN — Parkland College students will pay more to go to school, beginning with the summer term that starts in June.
The Parkland board has approved an average 7.75 percent tuition increase to cover an expected $1.5 million budget deficit for the current year.
Tuition for residents of the Parkland district will increase from $116 to $125 per credit hour.
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Council approved the issuance of a second public statement last week, again urging the local school district and a Gibson City ethanol plant to settle the plant’s years-long dispute over its taxable value.
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board voted 5-1 Monday to support the creation of a middle school girls’ softball program this fall.
Under the proposal, all start-up costs will be paid through donations, and the district will fund the program in subsequent years.
PAXTON – The Paxton Park District Board of Commissioners approved a bid for the construction of a pavilion at Coady Park at an adjourned meeting held Tuesday, Feb. 17.
By a vote of 4-0, the park district approved the bid of $121,000 from Cad Construction of Tremont.
GIBSON CITY — The process has started to give a makeover to Lott Boulevard, from Eighth Street to at least 12th Street.
The Gibson City Council voted unanimously Monday night to go ahead with the preliminary engineering on a Lott Boulevard resurfacing project for an amount not to exceed $76,825. The engineering will be completed by the Farnsworth Group of Champaign.