Paxton nursing home conducting back-to-school supplies drive

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.

PBL board trying to cut costs for potential new school/building addition

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.

Several staff positions filled by PBL school board

PAXTON — The Paxton Buckley-Loda school board filled several staff positions during its July 13 meeting.

GCMS budget shows $250,000 in black ink

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.

'What does it mean if you're one of 10 valedictorians? Not much,' PBL board member says

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.

IMH medical staff awards $9,000 in scholarships

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:

PBL board to discuss potential facility improvements this week, but no action expected

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.

Nordic Total Fitness 5K Color Run raises more than $2,000 for scholarship fund

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.

Agency seeks donations of back-to-school supplies

PAXTON — The Ford County Public Health Department is hosting a back-to-school drive to assist school-aged children in Ford County.

Iroquois County sheriff awards five scholarships

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office has announced the winners of five college scholarships awarded by the sheriff’s office:

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