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The Knights of Columbus from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

is Hosting their Annual Lenten Fish Fries 
Date                 April 25

Serving from 5:00-6:30pm


The GCMS Elementary School is collecting gently used or new books to be distributed across the district to classroom teachers. The goal is to gather as many books as possible to increase the number of books available in classroom libraries within the Elementary, Middle, and High School.


Drop off donations between

April 24th and May 8th


Book Drop Off Locations

GCMS Elementary School

GCMS Middle School

GCMS High School

Gibson Area Hospital Main Lobby


Please make sure that all books are school appropriate and we would prefer no Encyclopedias. If you have any questions, please contact KiLee Lidwell-McFerren at (217)784-4782 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Staci Lindelof at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Ford County Soil & Water Conservation District SPRING SALES

Prairie Plant Sale

     Variety of spring, summer and fall blooming plants, and grasses

     Orders due by May 7th, 2014

Rain Barrels (55-gallon)

     Save money on your water bill
     Colors: Terra Cotta, blue, Grey, & Black Rain barrels ($65)

     Orders due by May 22nd, 2014

All forms can be emailed, mailed, or faxed to you or found online at

Contact us at: 217-379-2372 ext 3
Mailing Address: 1380 W Ottawa Paxton Il 60957
Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tractor Drive Raffle


Tractor Drive Raffle

Opportunities Abound In Gibson City

mayordandickey-300x225We all face difficulties and challenges, but in every difficulty and challenge lies opportunity. In Gibson City we are constantly looking for opportunities and ways to turn them in to an environment that is beneficial to our families and businesses.One such opportunity that we are currently working on is partnering with our local school district (GCMS), Parkland Community College, our local businesses and Gibson Chamber of Commerce to take our educational opportunities to the next level.

We are working together on efficient ways to help provide our workforce with additional training right here in Gibson City. Our goal is to give our employees the opportunity to acquire additional skills that will benefit our employees and employers alike.We are also being proactive in other areas. Before breaking ground on our newest residential development we completed a drainage study and implemented a plan that will provide adequate drainage for current and future development. And we're not stopping there. Our infrastructure is very important to us and we have current and long term plans that will improve and expand our roads, water and sewage systems now and well into the future.Keeping our taxes low and spending taxpayer money wisely is yet another example of what we're doing in Gibson City. We believe that it is our duty. We also believe that you should keep as much of your hard-earned money as possible while still providing quality city services that are expected.These are just several opportunities that we're taking advantage of and there's many more to numerous to mention.

In Gibson City, we have an educational system that is second to none and our hospital is constantly expanding their campus and services to provide local, first-class healthcare for old and young alike. You will be impressed with our eighteen-hole, championship golf course and clubhouse and you'll be amazed with our many restaurants and businesses. We even have a drive-in.If you're looking for a place to work, start or relocate a business, raise a family or retire, look no further – Gibson City is the place. Give us a call, we'd like to visit with you.There are many reasons to come to Gibson City and we welcome you to come explore and participate in the numerous benefits that we have to offer.

Dan Dickey - Mayor

Current Bidding Projects


City Wide Garage Sale May 16th & 17th 2014

Clean up Day May 24th 8am-Noon at Strebecks Salvage on Rt 9 west

City Pool: 
 Opening  Date   June 7,2014  
 Closing   Date   August 17,2014 
Passes can be bought at the pool


The Villas of Holly Brook Assisted Living has begun Construction.

For information visit or call 217-631-113


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