PBL school board to vote on tax levy

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board is expected to approve a final version of the school district’s annual property tax levy during its monthly meeting Wednesday night.

Prior to approval, the board will hold a public hearing regarding the levy. The hearing will immediately precede the meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. in the board room at the unit office.

Six GCMS seniors named Illinois State Scholars

GIBSON CITY — Six seniors at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars.

Earning the recognition were Jacey Goin, Emily Lange, Bailey Salyards, Brooks Schmitt, Jeremy Steidinger and Nicholas Tabor.

PBL school board hears construction update


PAXTON — Members of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board received an update on the Clara Peterson Elementary School renovation/expansion project at their Nov. 15 meeting.

Waterson named PBL High School's student of month

PAXTON — Nathan Waterson of Roberts has been named student of the month for November at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School. His parents are Keith and Sara Waterson. 

Audit approved by GCMS school board


GIBSON CITY — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board members approved 2017 fiscal year audits for the school district and Ford County Special Education Cooperative during their monthly meeting Monday night.

$6,000 worth of textbooks lost in water leak

LUDLOW — Ludlow Grade School lost about $6,000 worth of textbooks from a recent classroom water leak.

Superintendent Dru Lobmaster told the school board at last week’s meeting that faulty gutters were blamed for the problem. The room where the books had been kept has a relatively new roof.

Lost were My Math curriculum and reading curriculum books.

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.

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