Major upgrades needed for Gibson City pool


GIBSON CITY — Gibson City’s public swimming pool is in need of major upgrades in the coming years.

That was the analysis from pool manager Randy Ferguson at a combined meeting of the Gibson City Council’s Parks & Buildings Committee and the Gibson City Pool Board on Thursday night.

Just two races lined up for March primary in Ford County

PAXTON — There will be two contested races in Ford County on the March 20 primary election ballot.

Monday afternoon was the deadline for candidates to file the required paperwork at the Ford County Clerk’s Office for their names to appear on the ballot.

Buckley board sets deadline for cleanup of First St. property

BUCKLEY — After a lengthy discussion Monday night, village trustees voted to give Ray Dettmering, owner of property on South First Street in Buckley, until Thursday to have Miller Septic empty a septic tank on his property and have a plumber find a leak on the property — and to give him a week from Thursday to fix the problem entirely.

Six GCMS seniors named Illinois State Scholars

GIBSON CITY — Six seniors at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars.

Earning the recognition were Jacey Goin, Emily Lange, Bailey Salyards, Brooks Schmitt, Jeremy Steidinger and Nicholas Tabor.

Toy collection drives under way in Paxton

PAXTON — Mary Kirin’s State Farm office in downtown Paxton is teaming up with the Ford County Record in holding a toy collection drive for the holidays.

Police Blotter (Nov. 30, 2017)

The Paxton Police Department released the following list of recent activity:

Ford County Circuit Court cases (Nov. 30, 2017)

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

• Noah Ringel, 35, of Gibson City, for eight counts of possession/use of a weapon/firearm by a felon.
• Gary L. Frump, 74, of Hoopeston, no offense listed.

Paxton may seek attorney's help to resolve landfill dispute

PAXTON — If the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency continues to insist that the city pursue additional measures to monitor the groundwater at its long-closed landfill — furthering what one alderman termed a pattern of harassment by the agency — city officials plan to enlist the services of an attorney specializing in environmental law in an attempt to resolve the situation.

Trio face weapons charges after gun fired out of car in Rantoul

URBANA — Two Loda men and one Rankin man were arrested on weapons charges following an incident Thanksgiving evening in rural Rantoul.

PBL school board hears construction update


PAXTON — Members of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board received an update on the Clara Peterson Elementary School renovation/expansion project at their Nov. 15 meeting.

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