Three receive $500 scholarships

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Republican Women’s Club has awarded $500 scholarships to Kenzie Crabtree, Hannah Fink and Stephanie Orr.

Each will receive $500 for use at a four-year college, junior college or trade school.  The scholarships are funded by activities sponsored by the Iroquois County Republican Women.

PBL school district placed on ‘review’ list

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board learned last Wednesday that the school district’s annual audit showed “clean” opinions, but due to the amount of debt the district has taken on in the past fiscal year, it has been removed from the Illinois State Board of Education’s financial recognition list and placed on its review list.

GCMS tax levy lower than last year’s


GIBSON CITY — Taxpayers in the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school district will pay a lower tax rate than last year.

PBL's Curry wins $1,000 scholarship

PAXTON — The National FFA Organization has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Michael Curry of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School FFA chapter.

The scholarship is sponsored by Seneca Foods Corp. Curry plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

PBL board to discuss preliminary property tax levy Wednesday

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board will discuss the preliminary property tax levy for the school district during its meeting Wednesday night.

Also during the meeting, which is open to the public and begins at 7 p.m. in the board room at the unit office in Paxton:

2017 PBL Homecoming

Here are some of the sights from Thursday's festivities in Paxton ...

Trio inducted into PBL Alumni Hall of Fame

PAXTON — Three Paxton Community High School graduates will be inducted into the PBL Alumni Hall of Fame following Thursday’s homecoming parade.

Board approves budgets for GCMS, FCSEC


GIBSON CITY — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board members approved the school district’s budget for the 2018 fiscal year as well as the Ford County Special Education Cooperative’s 2018 fiscal year budget during their monthly meeting Monday night.

Enrollment rises at PBL for first time in eight years

PAXTON — For the first time since the 2009-10 school year, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district has seen an increase in the number of students enrolled as of the sixth day of classes.

PBL's budget showing less red ink than a month earlier


PAXTON — Members of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board approved the district’s budget for the 2018 fiscal year during their monthly meeting last Wednesday night.

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