PBL school board makes hires, accepts resignations

PAXTON — In personnel action at Wednesday night’s meeting of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board:

Bus company owner charged with online harassment

The owner of a local bus company has been charged in northern Illinois after allegedly harassing a customer online.

Highland Park Deputy Police Chief George Pfutzenreuter said Suburban Express owner Dennis Toeppen is due in Lake County court on Aug. 1 on two charges of electronic harassment.

Loda Good Ole Days celebration adding to offerings this year

LODA — Organizers of the Loda Good Ole Days celebration have steadily added more events and activities to the three-day festival since they resurrected it four years ago.

Committee OKs medical-marijuana rules

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois legislative committee approved rules Tuesday for the state’s medical cannabis program, which means would-be growers and retailers soon can apply for permits and get the new industry started.

List of upcoming community events (July 16, 2014)

Tour of old jail, sheriff’s residence to be given July 18

Gibson City Police Blotter (July 16, 2014)

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

— Joshua B. Schmidgall, 27, of Champaign, for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident on July 12.

— Gaspar Mendoza-Gelasquez, 37, of Rantoul, for no valid driver’s license on July 10.

Ford County Circuit Court Cases (July 16, 2014)

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

• Theresa S. Nelson, 46, of Paxton, for use of a forged credit/debit card (under $300).

$200,300 in MFT funds to be spent on road repairs in Paxton

PAXTON — The Paxton City Council on Monday approved the lowest bid received — from Iroquois Paving for $200,300 — for street repairs to be paid with motor fuel tax revenue.

The bid was $55,000 less than the only other bid received and $28,000 below an engineer’s estimate.

Loda board to pay contractor $59,400 owed to him

LODA — The Loda Village Board has signed off on its completed drainage project paid for by a federal grant and authorized the final payment to the contractor.

The board agreed to pay the contractor, Steve Meuser, the $59,400 it owes him.

Alderman not happy with city continuing to fund Gibson Bucks program

Paxton Record correspondent

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Council voted 7-1 Monday to approve its appropriation ordinance, or budget, for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

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