Jim Rossow

Hoops for Alex set for Jan. 11

PAXTON — The plan is for the student manager for Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High’s boys’ basketball teams to suit up for this week’s final home game of the season.

If he’s feeling up to it, Alex Jones might even get to play.

Fire disrupts Cissna Park routines

CISSNA PARK — Doug Bauer figured Thursday would be the night he finally got his bowling average up to 215. That pursuit, however, is on hold.

“I was about there, only 20 pins away,” said Bauer, a 55-year-old regular — with a 213 average — at Park Bowl Lanes. “Then the alley burns down. Not a good week for me.”

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