PBL's extracurricular committee to meet Jan. 10

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board’s extracurricular committee will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, in the board room in the administrative offices in Paxton.

Hoops for Alex set for Jan. 11

PAXTON — The plan is for the student manager for Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High’s boys’ basketball teams to suit up for this week’s final home game of the season.

If he’s feeling up to it, Alex Jones might even get to play.

The Jeremy Werner show has a Paxton connection

URBANA — When Jeremy Werner and Austin Burklund first met, it was at a basketball practice at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School.

It was 2009, Werner recalled. It was not long after Werner had started his first full-time sports reporting job — at what was then known as the Paxton Record and is now known as the Ford County Record.

Beth Nuss — creator of Fighting Illini 'war chant' — not happy about ban

CHAMPAIGN — During the 1980-81 school year, as Lou Henson was on the sidelines at the Assembly Hall leading his Fighting Illini men’s basketball team, Beth Nuss turned to her fellow University of Illinois pep band members and asked them to play a simple melody.

Railside Golf Course re-opens with changes

GIBSON CITY — With a name like “Alcatraz,” it might be expected that the par-three sixth hole of the newly redesigned Railside Golf Course will be hard to escape for even the most talented and experienced golfers.

Niebuhr named next AD at PBL High School

PAXTON — Students at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School probably best know Brock Niebuhr as a physical education teacher, or perhaps as an assistant football coach or volunteer baseball coach for PBL’s varsity squads.

With potential referendum coming, some think new scoreboard should be put on back burner

PAXTON — Unless the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district can raise enough funds through donations from local businesses to fully pay for the purchase of a new scoreboard and large high-definition television for PBL High School’s gymnasium, some school board members think the project should be put on hold indefinitely.

GCMS tailgate party gets council's nod of approval

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Council voted 5-0 during a special meeting Thursday to grant a special liquor license to Railside Golf Club, allowing it to hold a tailgate party in its parking lot Saturday before the GCMS High School football team takes on Arcola in the IHSA playoffs.

PBL rejects second offer to join Okaw Valley Conference

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board narrowly rejected an invitation for PBL High School’s athletic programs to join the Okaw Valley Conference Wednesday night.

The 4-3 vote came a little over a year after the board voted 5-2 to turn down a previous invitation.

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