Education

PBL’s Beth Nuss brings back former students for one final show

Editor’s note: This is the second in a four-part series profiling teachers and staff members in the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district who are retiring at the end of the 2015-16 school year. Up next week: Sandy Schweighart.

By DIANE PERKINS
Ford County Record correspondent


Nuss’ love of music leads to 34-year career

By DIANE PERKINS
Ford County Record correspondent


PAXTON — Beth Nuss almost gave up teaching music shortly after she started her first job. If it hadn’t been for the encouragement of her college band director, she’d be working in the business world instead of teaching music for 34 years.


GCMS administrators’ salaries set by board

GIBSON CITY — After a 40-minute closed session held near the beginning of last Thursday’s monthly meeting, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board members set salaries for administrators and made other personnel decisions.


After community service trip, some PBL students ready to go back

CLARKSDALE, Miss. — Jason Peterson hoped that the 17 students accompanying him on a community service trip to the impoverished Mississippi Delta over spring break would gain a new perspective on the real world and the various racial, cultural and economic barriers that still linger in certain regions of America.


PBL to fund half of academy's tuition costs

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district will pay half of the tuition costs for PBL High School students who are newly enrolled in the Early College & Career Academy (ECCA) at Parkland College next school year.


Retiring ag teacher Doug Anderson puts in countless hours for his students

Editor’s note: This is the second in a four-part series profiling teachers and staff members in the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district who are retiring at the end of the 2015-16 school year. Up next week: Beth Nuss.

By DIANE PERKINS
Ford County Record correspondent


PBL teacher retiring after teaching life skills to students

Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series profiling teachers in the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district who are retiring at the end of the 2015-16 school year. Up next week: Doug Anderson.

By DIANE PERKINS
Ford County Record correspondent


Retiring teachers to be honored by PBL school board

PAXTON — Retiring teachers in the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district will be honored at tonight’s school board meeting.

Also on the agenda for the meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. in the board room in the unit office in Paxton:


GAH Auxiliary awards nine scholarships

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson Area Hospital (GAH) Auxiliary awarded nine heath care career scholarships at its spring banquet on April 25 at the First Presbyterian Church in Gibson City.

The Verna Buck Scholarships were presented to Sierra Mowery, Nora Snyder and Taylor Zirkle.


Influence of coach Judy Weber-Jones impacts former players

By DIANE PERKINS
Ford County Record correspondent

GIBSON CITY — Mother Nature had other plans for a 30-year softball reunion game between members of the former Melvin-Sibley and Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley softball teams. 


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