Gibson City

GCMS football: 'It's all people want to talk about right now'

GIBSON CITY — No matter where one goes in Gibson City these days, the hot topic of discussion is the local high school football team.


Race taking shape for Gibson City Council seat in April election

GIBSON CITY — Some Gibson City residents may have a choice for their representative on the city council in next April’s election.

As of Thursday, two people had picked up the required paperwork from Gibson City Hall to become candidates for one available four-year term on the city council representing Ward 2.


Gibson City aldermen approve health insurance plan

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


GIBSON CITY — During a 15-minute meeting Tuesday night, Gibson City Council members approved the city’s 2019 health insurance plan through Humana.


GCMS's tax rate to be reduced once again

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


GIBSON CITY — For the third year in a row, taxpayers in the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school district will pay less.

That’s according to Superintendent Jeremy Darnell, who said during Monday’s school board meeting that the district’s proposed 2018-19 tax levy rate is 5.77, down from 5.89 the year before.


Hearing on Gibson City solar, wind regulations continued to Nov. 19

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


40 floats already signed up for Gibson City's Christmas parade

GIBSON CITY — Organizers of Gibson City’s 24th annual Lighted Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Gibson Area Chamber of Commerce, said that more than 40 floats are already signed up to appear in the Nov. 17 parade, making it bigger than the parade has been in recent years. 


Governor stops in Gibson City ahead of election

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


GIBSON CITY — Facing an uphill re-election campaign against Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker with just two days to go before the election, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner made a campaign bus-tour stop at the Country Kettle restaurant in Gibson City on Sunday afternoon.


Public hearings on solar, wind to be held in Gibson City

GIBSON CITY — The eight 300-watt solar panels installed on the east side of Dan Dickey’s property at 112 E. 12th St. in Gibson City have saved him an estimated 20 to 30 percent on his monthly electricity bills.


Gibson City water tower misses cut for inclusion in 2019 calendar

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A newly repainted water tower in Gibson City missed the cut for being included in a 2019 calendar featuring a dozen water tanks that were repainted this year using products produced by Tnemec Company Inc. 


New recycling passes available in Gibson City

GIBSON CITY — New passes need to be obtained for people to recycle at Gibson City Recycling starting Saturday, Nov. 3. 

The passes will run from Nov. 1, 2018, through Oct. 31, 2019.  They can be purchased when dropping off items to be recycled or by visiting the Moyer District Library on South Sangamon Avenue in Gibson City.


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