Free showing of ‘Unbroken’ offered Saturday at Gibson City library

GIBSON CITY — A free showing of the PG-13-rated movie “Unbroken” will be offered from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Moyer District Library, 618 S. Sangamon Ave., Gibson City.

Gibson City girl is lead actress in 'The Forgiven'

GIBSON CITY — Eleven-year-old Bella Rose’s first lead role in a movie likely won’t be her last.

Free showing of 'Despicable Me II' to be offered at Onarga Theater

ONARGA — As a customer appreciation event, the Federated Bank will host a showing of “Despicable Me II” at the Onarga Theater on Saturday, April 12. The movie will begin at 1 p.m. Admission, soda, candy and popcorn are free to those attending.

List of upcoming community events (March 5, 2014)

Loda church to hold Saturday services

List of upcoming community events (Dec. 4, 2013)

Elliott church to host pancake and sausage supper

Onarga Theater to reopen

ONARGA (AP) — Fundraisers have brought in enough money to save a one-screen movie theater in the small Illinois village of Onarga.

Randy and Cheryl Lizzio tell The Daily Journal in Kankakee that they’ve ordered a new digital projection system for the Onarga Theater. Onarga is a village of about 1,300 people 80 miles south of Chicago in Iroquois County.

List of upcoming community events (Nov. 6, 2013)

Fall Sports Awards Night is tonight at PBL High School
Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School’s annual Fall Sports Awards Night will be held Wednesday, Nov. 6. Refreshments will be served in the commons at 6 p.m., followed by the presentation of awards to fall athletes at 6:30.

Ag Careers Night offered by University of Illinois Extension

List of upcoming community events (June 5, 2013)

Townwide garage sales this weekend. Paxton’s annual townwide garage sales are scheduled for Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8. Maps of the sales will be available at both Casey’s General Store locations in Paxton, as well as Village Pantry in Paxton, and at

List of upcoming community events (April 10, 2013)

Blood drive Thursday at Paxton church. An American Red Cross blood drive is scheduled for noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Father Paul F. Dinan Parish Hall, 150 N. Maple St., Paxton. The blood drive is sponsored by the St. Mary Catholic Church’s Council of Catholic Women. For an appointment, call Gigi Jarboe at 379-2255. People who last donated blood on or before Feb.

Harvest Moon hits goal to stay open

GIBSON CITY — The show will go on at the Harvest Moon Twin Drive-in this spring.

Harvest Moon owner Mike Harroun said a $10,000 donation received Tuesday from Neal Tire in Gibson City allowed the drive-in to meet its overall $165,000 fund raising goal.

The money will allow the drive-in to buy digital projectors necessary for the facility to present films this spring.

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