Bishop rejects proposal again


CABERY — Two months after rejecting a proposal from parishioners at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Cabery to save the landmark structure and reopen it as a private chapel, Bishop Daniel Conlon of the Joliet Diocese is not wavering.

Churches, organizations to ‘pour out’ into community

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City churches and organizations are coming together to “pour out” into the community on Saturday, Aug. 25, and Sunday, Aug. 26.

Hymn Fest to be directed by former M-S chorus leader

GIBSON CITY — The annual Hymn Festival sponsored by the Gibson Area Music Foundation will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at the United Methodist Church in Gibson City.

Harvard-bound Adam McMullin expected to do 'amazing things'

PAXTON — In hindsight, Adam McMullin’s chemistry experiment last summer was “really dumb,” he admitted.

“I wouldn’t recommend anyone do it,” the 18-year-old Bayles Lake resident said, “because it was really dangerous.”

Elliott church’s old painting part of family’s history


ELLIOTT — It’s a work of art seen in many Lutheran churches, but for Elaine Ask of Chatfield, Minn., the altar painting inside Pontoppidan Lutheran Church near Elliott is part of her family’s history.

Closed Paxton church to be deeded to Baptist foundation

PAXTON — A Southern Baptist church in Paxton that closed in February is in the process of being deeded to the Baptist Foundation of Illinois, which intends to find another church to use the building.

Graham’s ministry wowed Gibson City in 1966


GIBSON CITY — Known as “America’s Pastor,” the Rev. Billy Graham captivated the hearts of millions around the world over his many decades of ministry.

Tankersleys back home after spending time abroad


GIBSON CITY — In June 2006, Gibson City residents said goodbye to Doug and Cindy Tankersley.

Addicts cope with struggles through 12-step program


GIBSON CITY — For many drug addicts, the struggle to regain a clean life takes a toll.

B&B takes discrimination case to Illinois Supreme Court

CHICAGO — A Christian bed-and-breakfast west of Paxton is asking the Illinois Supreme Court to reverse the Illinois Human Rights Commission’s finding that the B&B discriminated against a same-sex couple six years ago, along with the $80,000 in penalties the commission imposed against it.

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