Gibson City

Facade grants to be given to businesses only for projects yet to be started

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


GIBSON CITY — Gibson City Council members approved an ordinance change Monday night that limits the city’s facade grant program to helping fund projects that have not yet been started.


Longmire, Salyards to receive GCMS's Distinguished Alumni Award

GIBSON CITY — Conrad Longmire, a former theoretical physicist who graduated from Sibley High School in 1939, and Mark Salyards, a former chief master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force who graduated from Gibson City High School in 1982, are set to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school district.


Gibson City man faces lengthy prison term for sexually assaulting girl

PAXTON — A 43-year-old Gibson City man convicted last week of sexually assaulting a girl under age 13 will be required to serve at least 16 years in prison when sentenced next month.


Gibson City seeks more businesses to provide incentives to first-time homebuyers

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson Area Chamber of Commerce is in search of more businesses to provide items to be given to the buyers of new homes in Gibson City as part of the chamber’s First-Time Home Buyers Incentive Program.


Gibson City's proposed solar, wind regulations advance to council

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


GIBSON CITY — Members of Gibson City’s planning commission last week recommended the city adopt setbacks for residential wind turbines and solar panels which differ from the setbacks originally requested.


Gibson City's Bennett honored for business-friendly votes

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


GIBSON CITY — The 100th Illinois General Assembly is coming to a close Wednesday, bringing an end to divided government in Illinois and ushering in a new government of total Democratic control.


Rays win prize through Gibson City Rotary Club drawing

GIBSON CITY — Dr. Darrin Ray and Dr. Bernadette Ray of Gibson City won a birthday basket bundle donated by the Heartland Bank in Gibson City through the Gibson City Rotary Club’s weekly drawing on Wednesday, Jan. 2, as part of the club’s 2019 calendar fundraiser.


Gibson City library offering children's programs on Mondays

GIBSON CITY — Starting Monday, Jan. 14, a preschool program for children ages 3-5 will be offered at 10 a.m. each Monday at the Moyer District Library in Gibson City. Also, Story Hour for children in kindergarten through fifth grade will be offered at 3:45 p.m. each Monday after school.

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Alderman questions why signs were made without council's OK

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


GIBSON CITY — Despite Alderman Nelda Jordan’s disgust that a city worker ordered 80 aluminum signs to be made for members of Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School’s state champion football team without first obtaining the city council’s approval, aldermen approved the $1,732 cost unanimously Wednesday night.


City to give signs to state-champion GCMS football program's players, coaches, cheerleaders

GIBSON CITY — Every player, coach and cheerleader in Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School’s football program — all 80 of them — will receive a metal sign from the City of Gibson commemorating the program’s second straight state championship.


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