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Yorkville School seeks recipes for cookbook

Yorkville School leaders are reaching out to students’ parents and families as well as community friends to collect recipes for a cookbook. All sales of the cookbook will benefit the school. “When families gather, you seem to find most of the people in the kitchen because that is where the food is!” principal Sharon Sewell…

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Tyson Foods helps create industrial maintenance program at GCHS

By Crystal Burns   Tyson Foods and a consortium of local industries have helped created an industrial maintenance program at Gibson County High School to give students opportunities to stay at home, earn a good living, and advance in their careers. Rodney Ellis, Tyson Foods technical education liaison, said the program is a “sampler platter”…

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Dyer assistant fire chief retires

By Cara Zarecor   At the onset of the all-present City of Dyer Mayor and Board of Alderpersons meeting last week, Mayor Chris Younger opened his report with a request for the members to entertain a motion to accept the retirement of Assistant Fire Chief Bob Moore. Unsuspecting board members seemed saddened and shocked as…

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Riley reflects on 33 years at GCUD

  By Pat Riley   My time at Gibson County Utility District (GCUD) can be summed up into one word. Changes. A lot has happened at GCUD in the past 33 years as with the natural gas industry. When I first came to GCUD in August of 1987, I already knew something about the utility…

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$8.5M approved for South Gibson County sports complex

By Crystal Burns At its Nov. 10 meeting, the Gibson County Special School District board approved a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) of $8,465,106 for the South Gibson County sports complex and authorized the issuance of school refunding and improvement bonds not to exceed $8.63M. Lashlee-Rich, Inc. is the district’s construction manager. Greer Lashlee and Billy…

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Dyer woman celebrates 100th birthday

By Caleb Revill Lifelong Dyer resident Ava Gates celebrated her milestone 100th birthday with family on Thursday, Nov. 12. Gates softly smiles while sitting in her large, cushioned chair. Her light blue eyes are slightly faded and she’s hard of hearing, but she’s attentive and sharp. Gates’ two sons, Jerry Gates and Robert Gates sit…

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Phillips honored with community broadband award

The Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) recently awarded the Dr. Charles Kao Award for Community Broadband to Charles Phillips, Gibson Electric Membership Corporation VP of Technical Services and Gibson Connect VP of Operations. The award recognizes individuals, organizations, or companies that honor Dr. Kao’s innovation and connect communities with fiber optic technology.  In its communication, the…

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Dyer sets Christmas parade Dec. 5

By Cara Zarecor       On Nov. 9, Dyer officials met for their first board meeting since the general election, where Mayor Chris Younger was decidedly re-elected. With all alderpersons present, Younger opened the meeting by announcing some important upcoming dates. The city’s annual Christmas parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, starting at…

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Rutherford mayor sets record straight

By Crystal Burns   Rutherford Mayor Sandy Simpson used time during her monthly report at the town’s Oct. 19 meeting to set the record straight on rumors she’s been hearing recently. “During this election time, things tend to get a little ugly,” she said. “I’m not going to be one of those people, but I…

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