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GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board has scheduled a series of four committee meetings to discuss a wide range of topics.
On Monday, Aug. 1, the board’s personnel and finance committee will meet at 5:15 p.m., followed by a strategy and enrichment committee meeting at 6.
PAXTON — Paxton Healthcare & Rehab is sponsoring a back-to-school supplies drive through Thursday, Aug. 25. Donations will be accepted at the nursing home located at 1240 N. Market St. in Paxton. Supplies will be donated to schools in Paxton.
PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board members already know that at least some people in the community would support a ballot measure to fund the construction of a new elementary school or addition to an existing school.
But board members also know there are plenty of others in the community who think the $30-million-plus price tag is simply too high.
PAXTON — The Paxton Buckley-Loda school board filled several staff positions during its July 13 meeting.
By ROSS BROWN
Ford County Record correspondent
GIBSON CITY — Superintendent Jeremy Darnell presented the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board with a tentative budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year during its monthly meeting Monday night.
PAXTON — In 2014, Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School had a school-record 10 valedictorians. And the numbers were almost as high in 2015 and 2016, when PBL had six and seven, respectively, to go along with one salutatorian each year.
All may have been deserving of the honor, but school board member Steve Pacey says having so many honorees has a way of watering-down the achievement.
WATSEKA — The medical staff of Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka has awarded $9,000 in scholarships to nine area students who are pursuing their education in health-related fields of study.
The recipients of the $1,000 scholarships were:
PAXTON — During its July 13 meeting, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board will discuss the potential facility improvements that were outlined in a report presented to the board recently by the school district’s facilitating team.
PAXTON — A 5K race sponsored by Nordic Total Fitness in downtown Paxton on July 4 at Pells Park drew more than 200 participants — compared with last year’s total of around 80 — and raised more than $2,000 for the local fitness facility’s scholarship fund, which benefits graduating Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School students.
PAXTON — The Ford County Public Health Department is hosting a back-to-school drive to assist school-aged children in Ford County.