Special Reports

Some Paxton restaurants not posting inspection placards

PAXTON — The Country Gardens Restaurant & Pancake House on Paxton’s west edge proudly displays its inspection placard on its front door.

Manager Teresa Huseini likes to show off the Country Garden’s “A” grade and score of 91 that it received on its most recent inspection by the Ford County Public Health Department.


PBL vs. GCMS football 2014; Pink Heals fundraiser

GCMS spoiled PBL's homecoming with a 22-16 victory Friday. Prior to the game, a non-profit organization called Pink Heals stopped by Zimmerman Field with a pink firetruck, giving away $2,000 each to PBL students Caitlynn Riblet and Jordan Reynolds, each of whom were diagnosed with cancer over the past year, and 2-year-old Mason Whitaker, who was diagnosed with leukemia.


PBL Hall of Fame inductees share stories, offer advice to students

PAXTON – When he was a business teacher in the spring of 2013, Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School Principal Travis Duley proposed the idea of having a hall of fame for former students of PBL, Paxton and Buckley-Loda High School.


Top story of 2012: TiF district implemented in Paxton

The year saw its share of big headlines — from the implementation of Paxton’s long-awaited tax increment financing district to the re-opening of the city’s swimming pool and a shocking murder in Gilman. There was also a surprise visit from a popular TV show to a man’s home in Gibson City and the hiring of new principals in the PBL school district.


Eversole stressing healthy habits at PBL High School

PAXTON — For first-year Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School physical education teacher Pat Eversole, the road to a life of fitness began with trip to the doctor’s office.

Considered overweight at 225 pounds, Eversole had to undergo a surgical procedure to get a mole removed from his chest. Due to the procedure, a nurse told him something he would never forget.


School officials weigh pros, cons of drug-testing student-athletes

It was just a year ago that Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School athletic director Mike Allen was contemplating whether he should recommend to the school’s administration and board members that the drug-testing program for student-athletes be continued.


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