PBL school board approves FFA members' trip to Atlanta

PAXTON — A group of students from Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School’s FFA chapter will be headed to Atlanta, Ga., in January to learn more about the poultry industry.

The school board voted unanimously last Wednesday to approve the trip for the FFA chapter’s poultry team, which last month won fifth place nationally in the poultry Career Development Event (CDE).

Board members appointed to facilitating team to organize community engagement

PAXTON — A group comprised of Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board members, administrators, teachers and community members will be formed in upcoming weeks to advise the board about what direction it should take to address the future of the school district’s oldest school building, PBL Eastlawn School.

Community Sale to remain at Coady Park — at least for now

The annual Paxton Community Sale will remain at Coady Park in 2016, but the Paxton Park District and Paxton City Council may still revisit the possibility of moving it downtown eventually.

With hiring of new city attorney, Paxton council meeting dates may change

PAXTON — The Paxton City Council voted unanimously to recommend Mayor Bill Ingold appoint Marc R. Miller as the city’s attorney Monday night — and that might not be the only change coming.

With Miller’s hiring, the council may need to change the nights on which it holds its regular monthly meetings.

Filing period for March primary begins Monday

PAXTON — The first day for candidates of established political parties to file their nomination papers for the March 15, 2016, election with their respective county clerk’s office is Monday, Nov. 23. The last day to file the necessary papers is Monday, Nov. 30.

McCall to try to retain board seat in March primary

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City resident Chase McCall, who was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Ford County Board last March, is seeking to retain his seat in next March’s primary election.

Parkland College board to hold meeting in Paxton

PAXTON — The Parkland College board of trustees will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the board room at the unit office at Paxton-Buckley-Junior High School.

The public is welcome to attend.

Paxton City Council to discuss replacing city attorney Monday night

PAXTON — The Paxton City Council has called a special meeting for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, to discuss replacing Ross Sorensen as the city’s attorney.

During the council’s regular meeting on Nov. 9, Mayor Bill Ingold said he was in discussions with prospective law firms and has a 60-day agreement with someone to serve as city attorney on a temporary basis.

Boiler issues, repairs at jail to be discussed Nov. 19

PAXTON — The Ford County Public Building Commission has called a meeting for 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, to receive an update on boiler issues and discuss repairs needed in the Ford County Jail.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held in the first-floor courtroom at the Ford County Courthouse in Paxton.

GCMS tailgate party gets council's nod of approval

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Council voted 5-0 during a special meeting Thursday to grant a special liquor license to Railside Golf Club, allowing it to hold a tailgate party in its parking lot Saturday before the GCMS High School football team takes on Arcola in the IHSA playoffs.

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