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LODA — Superintendent Cliff McClure notified parents of students in the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district Tuesday afternoon of an incident that morning involving an elementary student pointing a pellet or air-soft gun at other students at a bus stop.
PAXTON — The following is on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board, which begins at 7 in the board room at PBL Junior High School:
— Consideration and action on an intergovernmental agreement regarding the Livingston County occupational sales tax.
— Consideration and action on the school district’s 2014-15 calendar.
PAXTON — Students in fourth through sixth grades in Ford County are being invited to participate in a poster contest sponsored by the Ford County Soil & Water Conservation District.
DECATUR — The following area residents were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester at Millikin University in Decatur: Richard Trask of Cissna Park, a sophomore majoring in commercial music; Nicole Johnson of Gilman, a senior majoring in English writing; Kayla Samuelson of Onarga, a senior majoring in history; Shay Davis of Paxton, a freshman majoring in theater; and Allyson Edwards
BUCKLEY — Christ Lutheran High School in Buckley is accepting enrollment applications for the 2014-15 school year.
Applications may be picked up at the school at 201 W. Lincoln St. or downloaded from www.christlutheranbuckley.com.
A non-refundable fee is required with the return of the application.
LUDLOW — Ludlow Grade School has been awarded a $50,000 state grant to help fund roof replacement.
The $50,000 school maintenance project matching grant will go toward the estimated $117,250 cost. It will pay for replacement of the roof above the north classroom section of the building with an energy-efficient roof.
ONARGA — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district’s decision to hire Travis Duley as its high school principal was met with strong approval less than 20 miles away from his predecessor, Trent Eshleman.
PAXTON — Peyton McClure, a sophomore at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School, has been chosen as the school’s student of the month for February.
McClure, the son of Cliff and Jenny McClure of Paxton, was nominated by teacher Alex Goudy, based on his character.
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school district will be doing some repairs to its schools in each of the upcoming two summers.
The main topic of discussion at last week’s school board meeting was completing the first two phases of the repairs and how to pay for them.
PAXTON — At 37, Travis Duley already is thinking about retirement — well, sort of.
Duley, who was hired Saturday as the next principal at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School, was asked Tuesday if he considers his new position a longterm one.