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GIBSON CITY — Seth Dickey received a hero’s welcome when he arrived in his hometown of Gibson City on Monday after a year of service in the U.S. Army, including six months in Afghanistan.
By JENNA KUIK
For the Paxton Record
GIBSON CITY — On Oct. 12, 1968, Stan Alt clocked in at Birkey’s Farm Store for his first day as a full-time employee.
The event would be insignificant in most small farming communities, where a job in agriculture is in the cards for many young people. But Alt’s path — and tenure — make for an interesting story.
PAXTON — Samantha Langley is enjoying her new job as a media marketing consultant for the Paxton Record and News-Gazette Community Newspapers Group.
The 22-year-old rural Paxton resident’s first day on the job was March 25, and her first day selling advertising for the Paxton Record was April 3.
PAXTON — Jean Watson has been named the 2014 Woman of the Year by the St. Mary Catholic Church’s Council of Catholic Women.
PAXTON – Since Paxton-Buckley-Loda sophomore Caitlynn Riblet was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in December, her journey through the treatments has been defined in one slogan.
The slogan can be seen on T-shirts worn by PBL students and faculty alike every Thursday in support of Riblet – “Fight Like a Girl.”
CHICAGO — Lifelong Chicago Cubs fan and former Buckley and Loda resident Louie Reinhart is gearing up for the game of his life on Friday, April 4, the Cubs’ home opener.
PAXTON — Kelly Snyder, medical records clerk at Heartland Health Care Center of Paxton, has been named the nursing home’s employee of the year.
LODA — Rosemarie Foley of Loda has been named the 2014 Woman of the Year by the Council of Catholic Women at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Loda.
PAXTON — Tom Johnson learned some simple life lessons as a child growing up in small-town America that would prove essential to his career piloting an aircraft with high-ranking U.S. and international officials on board.
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.