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GIBSON CITY — Two of the main city parks in Gibson City are slated to gain wi-fi access and surveillance cameras in the near future.
A total of up to $22,000 was approved Monday night for the last three stages of an overall upgrade to park security and services.
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board was able to negotiate a reduction in a recently received bus transportation bid.
A single bid of $506,667 for bus route costs was received from Illinois Central School Bus. Supplemental mileage and driver costs brought the total bid to $556,187.
PAXTON — PBL Eastlawn School might not be the only school in the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district to see the wrecking ball in upcoming years.
GIBSON CITY — The Illinois Attorney General’s Office has determined that the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board did not violate the Illinois Open Meetings Act by starting a committee meeting almost two hours after it was scheduled to begin.
PAXTON — The public will be asked to choose their favorite from among three options Thursday night to address the future of PBL Eastlawn School — and, as expected, saving and renovating the 91-year-old facility, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district’s oldest, won’t be among those in consideration.
PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board approved last Wednesday spending $35,514 toward the purchase of a new Apple TV and 55 iPads and the addition of wireless access points at Clara Peterson Elementary School and PBL Eastlawn School.
he majority of the cost — $27,774 — will be covered by a Title I grant, Superintendent Cliff McClure said.
PAXTON — Dr. Janet Guthrie, a 1967 graduate of Paxton Community High School, and Randy Rieches, a 1969 graduate of Buckley-Loda High School, will be inducted into the PBL Alumni Hall of Fame this fall.
Their induction into the Hall was unanimously approved last Wednesday by the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board, as recommended by a Hall of Fame selection committee.
PAXTON — The Paxton City Council is taking steps to tackle needed work on both the downtown and west-side water towers.
The council voted last Tuesday to spend up to $27,000, including money set aside for contingency expenses, for a new wireless control system that will connect the city’s water towers to the pumping station.
PAXTON — The Paxton City Council last week approved street closings to facilitate a newly planned First Saturday antique market.
Debi Chapman-Hermann, owner of Mena’s Mercantile in downtown Paxton, requested that the 100 block of East State Street near her store be closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 4, July 2, Aug. 6 and Sept. 3.
LODA — Trustee Cathy Tittle said during last week’s village board meeting that she was offended by the way a resident recently approached her and told her she was violating a village ordinance by keeping a rooster on her property.