Politics and Government

Gibson City railroad crossing to be closed in early August

GIBSON CITY — The 8th Street railroad crossing in Gibson City will be closed to traffic as repairs to the crossing are made between Monday, Aug. 6, and Friday, Aug. 17.

The city made the announcement on its Facebook page Monday after being informed of the project by the Bloomer Line Railroad.


Loda official: Electricity at pavilion tampered with

LODA — Loda Village Board President Carol Arseneau said during the board’s monthly meeting last Wednesday that the electricity in the pavilion at the village park had been tampered with. Arseneau said she had not yet received any cost estimates back from the electricians she had contacted for bids to fix the electricity.

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Also at last week’s meeting:


Tentative settlement reached in One Earth Energy property tax appeal

By ROSS BROWN and JEAN NOELLSCH
Ford County Record correspondents


GCMS budget projects slight deficit

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school district’s 2018-19 budget maintains a slight deficit.


Roemer leaves $136,000 to GCMS

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


GIBSON CITY — Longtime Gibson City sports superfan Roy Roemer left behind a legacy of dedication and support when he died from cancer in October. Now, that legacy includes one of the largest financial gifts ever given to the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school district.


Upcoming hydrant flushing could raise lead levels in Gibson City's drinking water

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City workers will be flushing hydrants in the city from July 22 through Aug. 3, and the work could affect the lead content of residents’ drinking water.

In a letter to water customers, the city said hydrants will be flushed at “any location with stirred-up/dirty water.”


Loda library seeks candidates for part-time director

LODA  — The Loda Township Library is seeking candidates for part-time library director. 

The director will be the primary administrator of the library in Loda and be responsible for the basic organization and operation of the library.


Early dismissals on tap for first seven days of school at PBL

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district will have early dismissals each of the first seven days of the 2018-19 school year to allow more time for staff to hold coordination meetings.


Land in former mayor's estate to be donated to city

PAXTON — Paxton resident Tony Lee told the Paxton City Council during its July 10 meeting that he would like to donate to the city a lot owned by the estate of his late father, former mayor L. John Lee.

The lot is located off of Shal-Lee Court, an area developed for residential use by Mr. Lee and another man “many years ago,” Tony Lee said.


Wading pool at Coady Park re-opened following repairs

PAXTON — Paxton Park District officials decided during the first week of July to temporarily close the wading pool at Coady Park.

According to Recreation Director Neal McKenry, the wading pool was leaking under its liner, and it became “pretty unsteady to walk on.”


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