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PAXTON — A rural Rankin man working to bring the recreational cannabis industry to rural East Central Illinois encouraged Paxton City Council members on Tuesday night to attend a “cannabis awareness seminar” he is organizing to educate the public about the pros and cons of marijuana, which w…

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — George and Harry Tjardes of Gibson City were inducted into the Hereford Hall of Fame during the Hereford Honorees awards ceremony at the American Hereford Association’s annual membership meeting and conference on Oct. 25 in Kansas City, Mo.

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PAXTON — A Ford County Board member’s suggestions for reducing expenses and raising revenue for the county jail led to a contentious debate Thursday, during which the sheriff said he felt like he was being “attacked.”

ROBERTS — The village recently received a violation notice from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency regarding the cleanup of paint chips by village staff during the repainting of the town’s water tower last month.

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board will hear a report on the progress of the demolition of the former PBL Eastlawn School building during its next meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the board room at the unit office in Paxton.

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PAXTON — After recently rescinding a citywide ban on the burning of leaves that had been in effect for more than a year, the Paxton City Council will consider Tuesday night whether to put some restrictions on leaf burning back in place.

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PAXTON — The attorney for a Paxton resident trying to prevent the demolition of a historic local school building said that on Monday — the day demolition is expected to begin — he will appeal a Ford County judge’s denial of a temporary restraining order prohibiting the project.

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PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district is refuting allegations that it reduced the scope of its planned excavation work on the PBL Eastlawn School property to avoid needing to obtain a state permit — and, subsequently, evaluate ways to eliminate or minimize the adverse effect on hi…

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board members learned Monday night that the school district’s tentative property tax levy for 2019 should result in a tax rate lower than the prior year’s — for the fourth year in a row.

The Saybrook American Legion Post #427 will host a chicken and fish fry on Nov. 15. Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Jan.  24, Feb. 14, Feb. 28, March 13 and March 27. The menu includes chicken, whole catfish, all-you-can-eat walleye, baked potato, cole slaw and a drink. Serving starts at 4:30 p.m. and con…