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Paxton author to hold book-signing event on Sept. 15

PAXTON — “Sometimes outward appearances can be most deceiving.”

This quote is one of the underlining themes of author Tabitha Eichelberger’s new book, “Diary of a Lonely Prom Queen (Reflections on Parenting Teenage Girls from a Teenage Survivor).”

Eichelberger, a Paxton native and current resident, began work on her book more than six years ago.

Mayor wants to change name of Gibson City's holiday parade

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Lighted Holiday Parade could have a new name starting with this year’s event.

Gronewold, Meents to be inducted into PBL Hall of Fame on Sept. 27

PAXTON — Carmen Gronewold and Tom Meents will be inducted into the PBL Alumni Hall of Fame during Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School’s homecoming week later this month.

Meents, a 1985 graduate of Paxton High School, is a championship-winning driver in the Monster Truck series. Gronewold, a 1975 graduate of Buckley-Loda High School, is a Lutheran missionary in Nepal.

Shriners to sponsor distracted-driving program at library

GIBSON CITY — The Corn Belt Shrine Club of Gibson City will be sponsoring an event to help raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at the Moyer District Library in Gibson City

List of upcoming community events (Sept. 4, 2018)

Divorce Care sessions are being held at 6:30 p.m. each Monday at the Gibson City Bible Church, 309 N. Illinois 47, Gibson City. Divorce Care is a weekly seminar and support group that will help people heal from the hurt of a divorce or separation. Participants learn practical information and gain hope for the future.

BBQ festival keeps getting bigger, better

PAXTON — What started out in 2012 as a small, backyard barbecue contest has evolved into Paxton’s biggest event of the year.

And the seventh annual version of the Paxton Swine ‘N Dine BBQ Contest & Festival — scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15, in downtown Paxton — is expected to be perhaps the biggest yet.

Harvest Fest to run for 2 days in Gibson


GIBSON CITY — Gibson City’s fourth annual Harvest Fest takes place Friday night and all day Saturday in downtown Gibson City.

Paxton shooting range open for target practice Sept. 22

PAXTON — The Paxton Police Department’s shooting range will be open to the public for target practice, weather permitting, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.

The daily fee is $10 per person.

The fee covers the person’s right to use the property and shooting targets, but people still need to provide their own gun, ammunition and ear and eye protection.

Gibson City Rotary Club announces winner of drawing

GIBSON CITY — Stephanie Streenz won $100 in Gibson Bucks gift certificates donated by One Earth Energy in Gibson City through the Gibson City Rotary Club’s weekly drawing on Aug. 15 as part of the club’s 2018 calendar fundraiser.

Library to host program for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's

GIBSON CITY — Miranda Leonard will guide caregivers through the challenges of everyday life caring for someone with Alzheimer’s during a program set for 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at the Moyer District Library in Gibson City.

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