PBL Alumni Hall of Fame nominations due Feb. 28

PAXTON — Nominations of candidates for the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School Alumni Hall of Fame are due Wednesday, Feb. 28.

A selection committee looks for outstanding achievement before or after graduation from former students of PBL, Paxton, Buckley-Loda, Buckley-Loda Township, Ford Central, Roberts-Thawville and Roberts high schools.

PBL school board hears update on construction projects


PAXTON — Members of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board heard an update on the Clara Peterson Elementary School renovation and expansion project and the PBL High School renovation project during their monthly meeting last Wednesday night.

GCMS school district's finances in good shape


GIBSON CITY — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board members learned Monday night that the school district’s mid-year fiscal outlook is solid and that things are running smoothly.

Ford County sheriff to award $500 scholarship

PAXTON — Ford County Sheriff Mark Doran is accepting applications through March 15 for a $500 college scholarship.

Doran’s scholarship is part of $53,500 in college scholarships that will be awarded by the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2018-19 academic year. The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only.

Amended budget up for approval by PBL school board

PAXTON — An amended budget for the 2018 fiscal year will be up for approval by the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board during its monthly meeting Wednesday night.

Immediately prior to the meeting, the board will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. regarding the amended budget.

Hoops for Alex event takes place at PBL Junior High School boys basketball games

PAXTON -- During Thursday's seventh- and eighth-grade boys basketball games against Rantoul Eater, Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School held a fundraiser for its student manager, Alex Jones.
Jones has been traveling for weekly chemotherapy treatments in Chicago to combat a tumor in his spinal cord.

Tri-Point High School to participate in AP pilot program

CULLOM — Tri-Point High School is among 10 rural high schools in Illinois selected to participate in an Advanced Placement (AP) pilot program that gives students access to online AP classes to better prepare them for college.

Gibson City Rotary Club accepting applications for RYLA camp

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Rotary Club is accepting applications from area high school students interested in attending the annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp.

The three-day camp will be held Friday, April 27, through Sunday, April 29, at Allerton Park near Monticello. 

PBL's extracurricular committee to meet Jan. 10

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board’s extracurricular committee will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, in the board room in the administrative offices in Paxton.

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