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Loda trustees hear report from village auditor

LODA — The village’s auditor, Stan Feller, presented the town board last Wednesday with his yearly audit report for the village.

Feller said the village’s finances are in good shape, although the town could find ways to raise more revenue through increasing its tax levy for its liability insurance and Social Security funds.


Monthly water service billing, rate hike suggested in Buckley

BUCKLEY — Buckley’s auditor, Stan Feller, suggested that the village bill residents for water service on a monthly basis and also increase the base water rates charged to residents during the village board’s monthly meeting.

Feller noted that as a result of a reduction in the town’s assessed value, the village is not receiving the amount of property taxes it needs.


GCMS faculty to receive course tuition reimbursements

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


GIBSON CITY — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school district faculty will receive tuition reimbursements for administrative classes in addition to classes taken within the person’s curricular area.


Audit shows no major problems with PBL school district’s finances

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board members learned last Wednesday that the school district’s audit showed no major problems.


Paxton residents on their own when it comes to leaf disposal

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


PAXTON — Paxton residents are on their own when it comes to disposing of their leaves.


After one-year hiatus, Higgins brothers claim cookoff title

PAXTON — With not having competed in a barbecue cookoff in two years, brothers Joe and Tim Higgins didn’t think they would be named the winners of the seventh annual Paxton Swine ‘N Dine BBQ Contest on Saturday.

The two Gibson City men had done well in past editions of the contest in downtown Paxton, having claimed reserve champion honors in 2015 and third overall in 2014.


Teens can learn to sew at October class at library

GIBSON CITY — Students in middle school and high school can learn to sew during classes scheduled for October at the Moyer District Library in Gibson City.

Participating students will be making T-shirt pillows during the classes, scheduled for 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, and Thursday, Oct. 25.


Sibley church selling variety of nuts

SIBLEY — The women of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sibley are selling a variety of nuts and fruits during the next few weeks.

Available for purchase are:

— For $10.50: Pecan halves, pecan pieces, praline pecans, light walnut halves and pieces, whole cashews, mixed nuts (with no peanuts) and milk chocolate-covered cashews


Tattered flags being collected for flag-retirement ceremony

PIPER CITY — The Gov. Thomas Ford Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is collecting U.S. flags so that they can be properly retired during a public flag retirement ceremony scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Branch Park at 200 E. Walnut St. in Piper City.


Prospective candidates in Iroquois County can begin circulating petitions

WATSEKA — Iroquois County residents interested in becoming candidates in the consolidated election to be held April 2, 2019, can begin circulating nominating petitions on Sept. 18.

For persons to become candidates, they must collect the required number of signatures and file their petitions between Dec. 10 and Dec. 17.


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