Ludlow Grade School board makes several new hires

LUDLOW  — The Ludlow Grade School board recently made several teacher hires and approved the purchase of a cooling system and new windows in the first-grade classroom.

Onarga Academy celebrates 25 years

ONARGA — The Onarga Academy recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with staff, youth and community members.

The Onarga Academy, a Nexus facility in Onarga, provides residential treatment and education for males ages 11 to 20.

Tri-Point school board approves insurance plan

KEMPTON — The Tri-Point school board approved an insurance plan through Metz Stoller with Illinois Counties Risk Management Trust at a cost of $77,253. Agent Todd Hoffman said buses will be included in the plan, as well as a new appraisal of buildings.

Following a closed session, the board:

Food to be given each weekend to low-income GCMS students

GIBSON CITY — The Eastern Illinois Foodbank, in partnership with the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school district, is considering providing food for school children on the weekends through a proposed “Backpack Program.”

PBL High School sets student registration for Aug. 4

PAXTON — Registration for the 2015-16 school year for Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School students is set for Tuesday, Aug. 4, from noon to 7 p.m.

After Aug. 4, registration will be available from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.

“We encourage you to have your student(s) registered by Monday, Aug. 10,” said a notice on the PBL school district’s website,

Newly elected state FFA president 'proud of where I come from'

PAXTON — With Kade Hill’s election Thursday as the new state FFA president, Paxton’s school system now has had an unprecedented four alumni lead the Illinois Association FFA.

PBL school board to seek bids for remodeling of two rooms

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board made plans last week to seek bids for the repurposing of the junior high school’s computer lab and high school’s Little Assembly room.

Collective bargaining negotiations at PBL to continue Thursday

PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board members will meet again this week to discuss collecting-bargaining matters between the district and its employees.

The district’s current three-year contract with the teachers’ union — the PBL Education Association — expires June 30, and the length and terms of a new contract are being negotiated.

PBL High School seniors receive awards, scholarships

PAXTON — Graduating seniors were presented with awards and scholarships at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School’s annual Senior Awards Night event recently.

The winners were:

James Wallace Dunnan Scholarship — Eve Bahler and Jonah Wilson.

Evelyn Wylie Burton Scholarship — Abby Sellek.

Honor rolls released for area schools


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

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