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ROCK ISLAND — Tyler Rubarts, a senior at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School, has submitted a photo in the “Famous Location” and “Another College” categories in Augustana College’s Good Fit T-shirt Photo Contest, where potential first-year Augustana students are eligible to win one of five $1,000 scholarships to Augustana.
For their photos, students must wear an Augustana T-shirt.
GIBSON CITY — Rob Schmitt, chief executive officer for Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services, has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s inaugural list of “50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know.”
PAXTON — Before and during Monday's game against GCMS — which also served as the Panthers' senior night game — PBL hosted "Play for Cait...", a special fundraising effort for PBL sophomore Caitlynn Riblet, who was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma in December.
The event raised what PBL athletic director John Overstreet said was over $10,000.
By STEVI FOX
For the Paxton Record
This is a short story with a long history. It’s 2001, and a pretty big year in my life. I’m a freshman in high school, deciding who I am and why I’m not comfortable in 15-year-old skin. My grandmother, the “rock” of the family, had just died. I really turned to music for the first time in my life. John Mayer became my muse.
PAXTON — Steve Pacey never took his job lightly as the resident judge in Ford County. So it comes as no surprise that he had calculated the number of days, months and years he served on the bench before retiring about three weeks ago.
BAYLES LAKE — Tom Johnson, a former Air Force Two pilot and Paxton resident, will be the featured speaker at the Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at Lakeview Country Club, 147 E. 200 North Road, rural Loda.
PAXTON – About a week prior to Christmas Day, Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School sophomore Caitlynn Riblet was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a primary bone cancer that mainly affects children and adolescents.
PAXTON — For several weeks, the chatter throughout the Paxton community persisted: “Who won the $1 million in Powerball? Was it you?”
And for several weeks, Jim Carley, Martha Gentes, Diana Hale and John Overstreet kept things close to the vest.
“Don’t know anything about it,” they’d say.
PAXTON — Illinois Lottery officials will present oversized ceremonial checks today to a group of three employees and one former employee of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district, who won $1 million in the Nov. 23 Powerball drawing.
The group, who call themselves “The Lucky PBL 4,” bought a three-month Powerball subscription on the Lottery’s website in October.