List of upcoming community events (June 2, 2017)

Paxton’s farmers’ market — called “The Market on Market” — will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. each Thursday from May through September at Majestic Park, located at 135 S. Market St. in downtown Paxton. The farmers’ market is sponsored by the Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce, PRIDE in Paxton and the City of Paxton.

Relative of serial killer spends night in jail where he was hanged

PAXTON — After spending the night in the 19th Century jail where her great-great-grandfather was hanged 120 years ago, Jaina Ziegler is convinced that his ghost still haunts the place today.

Vote on dissolution of Loda Sanitary District set for July 13

LODA — An ordinance authorizing the Loda Sanitary District to file a petition for dissolution will be up for a vote by the district’s three-member board during its next meeting at 5:15 p.m. July 13.

Entries sought for Ford County Fair's talent show

MELVIN — The talent show committee for the Ford County Fair is seeking entries for the show that wil be held Tuesday, June 27, at the fairgrounds in Melvin.

Ford County Circuit Court cases (May 25, 2017)

Following is a list of cases filed recently in Ford County Circuit Court, as posted at

• Everett Bebout, no age listed, of Paxton, for bad checks.
• Christopher L. Hitchcock, 29, of Gibson City, for unlawful sale or delivery of a firearm.
• Christopher L. Wilkins, 29, of Gibson City, no offense listed.

Area Police Blotter (May 25, 2017)

The Gibson City Police Department released the following list of persons arrested or ticketed recently:

➜ Richard D. Tull, 60, of 214 E. 7th St., Apt. 107, Gibson City, for aggravated domestic battery and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence on Thursday, May 18.

Memorial Day services set in area

A roundup of Memorial Day services in the area ...

Three to be inducted into PBL Alumni Hall of Fame

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board earlier this month approved the induction of three Paxton Community High School graduates into the PBL Alumni Hall of Fame.

Boma, Hornstein serving as Growmark interns

BLOOMINGTON — Jesse Boma and Austin Hornstein, who are both agribusiness majors at Illinois State University, are participating in this year’s Growmark summer internship program.

Hornstein is the son of Carl and Beth Hornstein of Melvin. Boma is the son of Teresa and Scott Boma of Gibson City.

Davis appointed to fill Zbinden's seat on GCMS school board


GIBSON CITY — Dr. Emily Tucker Davis was appointed a member of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board on Monday night, bringing the board to its maximum of seven members.

Davis, a GCMS High School graduate, is owner of the Gibson Veterinary Clinic. She has two sons who attend GCMS Elementary School.

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