Ford County

Gibson City railroad crossing to be closed in early August

GIBSON CITY — The 8th Street railroad crossing in Gibson City will be closed to traffic as repairs to the crossing are made between Monday, Aug. 6, and Friday, Aug. 17.

The city made the announcement on its Facebook page Monday after being informed of the project by the Bloomer Line Railroad.

Ford County Circuit Court cases (July 17, 2018)

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

• Andrew W. Stover, 24, no address listed, for two counts of resisting a peace officer.

• Deborah Lee Tafoya, 64, of Champaign, for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Tentative settlement reached in One Earth Energy property tax appeal

Ford County Record correspondents

GCMS budget projects slight deficit


GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school district’s 2018-19 budget maintains a slight deficit.

Paxton Police Blotter (July 17, 2018)

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

Roemer leaves $136,000 to GCMS


GIBSON CITY — Longtime Gibson City sports superfan Roy Roemer left behind a legacy of dedication and support when he died from cancer in October. Now, that legacy includes one of the largest financial gifts ever given to the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school district.

Upcoming hydrant flushing could raise lead levels in Gibson City's drinking water

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City workers will be flushing hydrants in the city from July 22 through Aug. 3, and the work could affect the lead content of residents’ drinking water.

In a letter to water customers, the city said hydrants will be flushed at “any location with stirred-up/dirty water.”

Beer, food outside to be included in next Friday Night Cruise in Gibson City

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City’s next Friday Night Cruise is set for 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 20, in the downtown area.

The cruises are held on the third Friday of each month through September.

Early dismissals on tap for first seven days of school at PBL

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district will have early dismissals each of the first seven days of the 2018-19 school year to allow more time for staff to hold coordination meetings.

Land in former mayor's estate to be donated to city

PAXTON — Paxton resident Tony Lee told the Paxton City Council during its July 10 meeting that he would like to donate to the city a lot owned by the estate of his late father, former mayor L. John Lee.

The lot is located off of Shal-Lee Court, an area developed for residential use by Mr. Lee and another man “many years ago,” Tony Lee said.

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