PBL school board considers raising meal prices by 5 cents

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board is considering raising the price of school breakfast and lunch by a nickel per meal.

The board discussed during last Wednesday’s meeting a proposed 5-cent increase in the cost of lunch and breakfast at all four schools.

If trends continue, GCMS finances in trouble

GIBSON CITY — If the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school district continues to operate over the next three years with the same revenue sources it has available today, and if nothing is done to reduce expenses over that same time frame, its funds on hand could end up being depleted by $1 million a year.

Three to be inducted into PBL Alumni Hall of Fame in 2015

PAXTON — A clinical research scientist, a former University of Iowa women’s basketball coach and a former Air Force Two pilot will be inducted into the Paxton-Buckley-Loda Alumni Hall of Fame during homecoming week this fall.

The PBL school board last Wednesday unanimously approved the 2015 induction class of Dr. B. Lynn Allen-Hoffman, Thomas Johnson and Angie Lee.

GCMS student named IESA Scholar Attitude Award winner

GIBSON CITY — Nathan Garard of Gibson City, an eighth-grader at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Middle School, was one of 15 eighth-grade students in Illinois named a winner of the Illinois Elementary School Association’s 2015 Scholar Attitude Award.

One student from each of the 15 IESA membership divisions was selected as a winner by a panel of judges. Garard was selected for Division G.

PBL school board to discuss student fees at next meeting

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board will discuss student fees for the 2015-16 school year during its next meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, in the board room at the unit office.

Among the fees to be discussed at the meeting are those charged for student registration, lunch, breakfast, Advanced Placement/dual credit courses and driver’s education courses.

Election preview: PBL school board

Tuesday’s election ballot will feature a contested race for the Paxton-Buckley-Loda School Board, with incumbents Dave Dowling and Doug Wolken facing newcomers Mike Freed and Steve Pacey for three available seats ...

Dave Dowling

Age: 57

Address: 3 Kelley Court, Paxton.

Election preview: GCMS school board

Tuesday’s election ballot will feature a contested race for the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley School Board, with incumbents Rod Cope, Phil Whitehouse and Steve Swearingen joined by newcomer Miranda Leonard in a four-way race for three seats ...

Miranda Leonard

Age: 37

Address: 1205 Railside Drive, Gibson City.

Area schools release honor rolls for third quarter of 2014-15


BUCKLEY — Christ Lutheran High School in Buckley has named students to its honor rolls for the third quarter of the 2014-15 school year:

Board urged to keep librarian at GCMS High School

GIBSON CITY — Concerns were expressed to the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board last Thursday about the board’s proposal to replace the high school’s librarian with a library clerk.

Parkland College trustee candidates state their case

CHAMPAIGN — In what may be the only forum featuring the three candidates for the Parkland College board before the April 7 election, former U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson of Urbana, former Champaign County Board member Brendan McGinty of Philo and former Tuscola schools Superintendent James Voyles made their case for election to the two open seats.

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