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PAXTON — The Paxton City Council last week approved the painting and décor scheme for the water tower on the city’s west edge.
The tower will be cleaned and painted. Engineer Greg Gustafson needed the council’s decision before he could put out bid specifications.
GIBSON CITY — Of the 76 juniors at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School who took the ACT college-readiness exam last school year, more than one-third scored a 25 or above, Principal Chris Garard told the school board last Thursday.
LODA — Wearing rubber boots and armed with a hand-held cultivator tool, Jon Boone ventures out into a heavily forested area just south of the township road that the locals call the Loda Slab.
The 63-year-old, tall, gray-bearded man leads the way through 6-foot-high prairie grass, using his tool to create a path for a trailing reporter.
GIBSON CITY — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley baseball coach Dustin White’s job is safe for now.
MELVIN – In between two out-of-state trips, Audrey Bloomquist will be in her home county this summer – for a week, at least.
GIBSON CITY — Rick Brackmann, director of the Ford County Special Education Cooperative (FCSEC), will be retiring at the end of next June.
In a June 14 letter, Brackmann stated his intentions to retire effective June 30, 2017, which marks the end of his current contract.
PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board later this month will hear a report that it will use to determine whether to pursue a referendum on November’s election ballot.
PAXTON — The days of Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School honoring several valedictorians and salutatorians each year may be numbered.
PAXTON — Starting next school year, some junior students in the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district could be exempt from taking their final exams.