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.

Two swine facilities proposed to be built in Sibley area

SIBLEY — There are now two swine facilities proposed to be built in the Sibley area in western Ford County.

An informational meeting about one of them will be held by the Illinois Department of Agriculture at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Sullivant Township Hall, 125 W. Ohio St., Sibley.

Informational meeting to be set for proposed swine facility near Sibley

PAXTON — The Ford County Board will ask the Illinois Department of Agriculture to conduct an informational hearing on a proposed swine facility to be built west of Sibley.

Phillip Hartman of Sibley last month completed an application to the department for a “2,240-animal-unit swine facility” that he wants to build about 1 1/2 miles west of Sibley.

Wind-farm developers: 'We will go elsewhere' if rules too restrictive

PAXTON — The developers of three proposed wind farms in Ford County warned the county board Tuesday that they may not be able to proceed with construction under even the least restrictive of proposed regulations being considered by the board.

Some areas of Ford County saw larger voter turnouts on Nov. 6

PAXTON — While the voter turnout in the Nov. 6 general election was 57.5 percent in Ford County, it was much higher in certain areas of the county.

Developer seeks extension of special-use permit for wind farm

GIBSON CITY — The developers of a proposed wind farm in the Gibson City and Sibley areas in western Ford County are seeking to extend a special-use permit for the project that is due to expire next month.

Custodian back to work just 6 weeks after double-knee replacement

GIBSON CITY — After having both of his knees replaced with artificial joints, Carl Welch could have taken more time to rest. The six weeks of work he missed could have been eight or 10, or even more.

Sibley church selling variety of nuts

SIBLEY — The women of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sibley are selling a variety of nuts and fruits during the next few weeks.

Available for purchase are:

— For $10.50: Pecan halves, pecan pieces, praline pecans, light walnut halves and pieces, whole cashews, mixed nuts (with no peanuts) and milk chocolate-covered cashews

Boil order in Sibley lifted after eight days

SIBLEY — A boil order affecting the entire village of Sibley was lifted Friday after eight days in effect.

Sibley under boil order

SIBLEY — The village of Sibley is under a boil order until Tuesday, June 19, if not longer.

Water department employee Beth Meyer announced the boil order in a message posted on the village’s Facebook page Thursday, saying that water samples need to pass an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) test before the boil order can be lifted.

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