GCMS athletes turn attention to next generation

GIBSON CITY — Nick Meunier’s favorite part of Friday hasn’t changed since he was in kindergarten.

Option #4: Tear down Eastlawn, Clara Peterson; build new school near I-57

PAXTON — A fourth option to address the future of Paxton’s oldest school building is now on the table, and it is the most expensive yet.

Bullet found at GCMS High School prompts brief lockdown

GIBSON CITY — A 22-caliber bullet was found inside Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School before classes started Monday morning, prompting a brief lockdown.

Parkland College Foundation awards scholarships to area residents

CHAMPAIGN — The nonprofit Parkland College Foundation awarded scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year to three area residents:

— Sheila Stricklin of Loda received the Amy Kummerow Scholarship and the Julie F. Burnham Scholarship.

— Kaitlyn Uden of Paxton received the Elva Hensley Greeson Business Scholarship.

PBL school board calls special meeting to discuss long-term facility planning

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, in the board room at PBL Junior High School to discuss proposed health/life safety projects and long-term facility planning.

The discussion is expected to include potential long-term projects, including how to address the future of PBL Eastlawn School.

$1 million boost for local charities

CHAMPAIGN — Seven local charities are sharing in a surprise windfall of more than $1 million.

Danish teen: 'Everything's bigger' in the U.S.

GIBSON CITY — Anton Sorensen is spending the next year in a town of 3,400 people — just a fraction of the population of his hometown of Aalborg, Denmark — but, for some reason, everything seems bigger.

PBL students, their parents to hear program about 'digital expectations' next week

PAXTON — A representative of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office will speak to students and their parents about “digital expectations” — including things kids should or should not do using their wireless devices — next week at PBL High School and PBL Junior High School.

GCMS school board discusses dual-credit program

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School students may soon have an opportunity to take classes outside the walls of the high school and earn not only high school credit, but college credit, as well.

PBL schools to dismiss early Monday, Tuesday

PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda schools will dismiss early Monday, Aug. 25, and Tuesday, Aug. 26, due to the extreme heat and humidity.

Elementary buildings will dismiss at 2 p.m., PBL High School at 2:05 and PBL Junior High School at 2:10.

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