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Rosendahl chosen as Gibson City's new police chief

GIBSON CITY — The vast majority of visitors at Monday’s packed meeting of the Gibson City Council were there to see Adam Rosendahl sworn in as city’s newest chief of police.

After a brief executive session, aldermen unanimously ratified Mayor Dan Dickey’s appointment of Rosendahl, who is already a member of the Gibson City Police Department.


'Confidential' email that affected Railside vote might be released

GIBSON CITY — In a move that surprised Mayor Dan Dickey and others, Gibson City Council members voted 4-3 Monday night against giving Railside Golf Club investors $5,000 from the city’s marketing fund for future improvements at the local golf course.


Paxton police chief claims he's owed twice what judge ruled

PAXTON — The city’s police chief thinks the $1,190 in overtime pay that a judge has ordered the city to pay him is not enough.

In a written motion filed in Ford County Circuit Court on July 7, Police Chief Bob Bane claims he is actually owed twice that amount.


UPDATED: Paxton admin now faces two charges

PAXTON — The director of Paxton’s public works department has been charged with reckless driving and talking on a cell phone while driving in connection with two separate incidents involving a city-owned truck.


Paxton Police Blotter (Aug. 14, 2017)

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


Murphy to be sentenced Aug. 23 for involuntary manslaughter

MILFORD — A Milford man is expected to be sentenced later this month in connection with the beating death of another man two years ago.

Danny R. Murphy, 54, who remains at the county jail in Watseka on a $1 million bond, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder on April 9, 2015.


Paxton chamber seeks new executive director

PAXTON — The Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking a new executive director as a replacement for Amanda Donaldson. 

Responsibilities include event planning, clerical work and networking with the local business community. The 10 to 20 hours worked per work are flexible. 


Paxton's public works director charged with reckless driving

PAXTON — The director of Paxton’s public works department has been charged with reckless driving for an alleged incident involving a city-owned truck.

Ford County State’s Attorney Andrew Killian filed one count of reckless driving, a Class A misdemeanor, against Mark J. LeClair, 58, of Paxton, on Monday in Ford County Circuit Court.


Two officers commended for preventing a suicide

PAXTON — A Paxton police officer and Ford County sheriff’s deputy are being commended for preventing a suicide.

During Tuesday’s Paxton City Council meeting, Alderman Mike Wilson read a commendation letter from Ford County Sheriff Mark Doran, praising Paxton Police Capt. Coy Cornett and sheriff’s deputy Jason Cox for their efforts to save a life.


New Elite Performance of Paxton coming in 2018

PAXTON — Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services announced that its Elite Performance facility in Paxton will be moving into the old Sorenson factory on U.S. 45 on the city’s north side.


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