The Rankin village board is again without a police officer. A newly-hired part-time officer resigned before starting his new position. The Ford County “Record” reports Marvin Dobkins’ resignation was due to a timing issue and passing on other opportunities.
Dobkins, of Hoopeston, was expected to be able to start working in Rankin sometime in August. Rankin has been without a police officer of its own since August 2015, when Stewart Stafford left for a full-time job with Paxton police.