Craig Pinley

Craig Pinley: Cubs' World Series victory brings back memories

When it was over, the first memory was of a teammate and the second was of a commercial, and the third is how sports and religion are so closely tied to the ethos of a community.

One of the best baseball days I’ve ever experienced was in May of 1984, when I pitched for North Central College and tossed 7 2/3 innings of no-hit ball against Wheaton College.


Pastor reflects on time in Paxton

By the Rev. CRAIG PINLEY
Paxton Evangelical Covenant Church


About 340 sermons and 50 funerals ago, I arrived in Paxton as the new pastor of the Paxton Covenant Church, wondering if a farming community could give a south-side Chicago guy a chance to know them.


Upper Room Bible Church wins softball tournament

PAXTON -- Upper Room Bible Church won all three of its games, defeating Paxton Covenant Church 6-3 in the finals Saturday to win a six-team softball tourney played at three sites last Saturday.


Paxton food pantry gets new coordinator

PAXTON — The Hands of Christ Food Pantry (HCFP) is entering its fourth year of existence, and the newest wrinkle in the organization’s evolution is a new coordinator, Barb Zimmerman.

Zimmerman will oversee the pantry’s overall operations, although board members Cara Fitton and Lani Jones have had responsibilities for a great deal of the work so far.


PBL JV baseball ends season with 14-12 record

BUCKLEY - Nearing the end of April with his team having compiled a 5-11 record, Paxton-Buckley-Loda junior varsity baseball coach Jake LeClair may have wondered how disastrous the 2015 junior varsity baseball season would end up.


PBL JV baseball wins five straight games

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PBL JV baseball improves to 8-12 with doubleheader sweep against GCMS

PAXTON — Trailing 6-0 at the end of the half inning in the opening game of a double header, things didn’t look promising for the Paxton-Buckley-Loda junior varsity baseball team in its rivalry series with GCMS.


PBL JV baseball falls to 4-9 record

PAXTON — Following a 3-1 start, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda junior varsity baseball team has struggled as of late with five losses during the past week, the latest a 7-3 defeat Monday at the hands of visiting St. Thomas More.


PBL JV baseball improves to 3-1

PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School junior varsity baseball team banged out 25 hits during a doubleheader sweep of Urbana Saturday to move to 3-1 on the season.


New church name, same ministry hopes for Woods

PAXTON — The Vineyard Church of Paxton’s transition to Hope Vineyard Church on April 1 means more than just a name change.

Over two decades, the Rev. Jimm and DeDe Wood have wanted to make more of an impact on their community. In the next two weeks, the culmination of that reality will occur at their church.


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