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PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School’s Lego League team has chosen to research tornadoes as part of this year’s competition, and its members have also developed a public service announcement skit that informs people how to create tornado preparedness kits.
PAXTON — Counselors are being made available this week at Paxton-Buckley-Loda schools following the unexpected death of a freshman student.
Madison Fuoss, 14, of Paxton, died Saturday in Paxton.
Ford County Coroner Doug Wallace said her death appears to be due to natural causes, but he said he is waiting on toxicology reports and medical records to confirm the cause.
GIBSON CITY — Susan Riley had not been home from Moore, Okla. — the town devastated by an EF5 tornado on May 20 of this year — for even 24 hours before severe storms rolled through Central Illinois and spawned dozens of tornadoes.
But that did not stop the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High school math teacher from jumping into action immediately.
PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district students recently collected 382 paper products to be donated to victims of the Nov. 17 tornado in Gifford.
PBL and Illinois Central School Bus hosted a “Fill the Bus” competition, which pitted students at Clara Peterson Elementary School with students at PBL Eastlawn School to see which classroom at each school could collect the most items.
KEMPTON — The Tri-Point school board on Nov. 18 approved a three-year contract with Martin Whalen for five leased copy machines for use in the district at a cost of $1,833 per month.
RANTOUL — The Illinois State Board of Education has redrawn the map of regional education offices to meet a deadline set by the Legislature. However, the office that serves Champaign and Ford counties is not affected by the change.
GIBSON CITY — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School released its honor roll and high honor roll for the first quarter of the 2013-14 school year:
High Honor Roll
GIBSON CITY — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Middle School released its honor roll, high honor roll and perfect attendance list for the first quarter of the 2013-14 school year:
GIBSON CITY — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Elementary School released its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2013-14 school year:
PAXTON — Chase Belt, a freshman at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School, has been named the school’s student of the month for November.
Belt, the son of Gary and Tonya Belt of Loda, was nominated for the award by his English teacher, Molly Mueller.