Gibson City Youth Fishing Derby to take place on Saturday

GIBSON CITY —  Gibson City’s third annual youth fishing derby is scheduled to take place Saturday, May 19, at Jordan Pond, which is located west of Gibson City just off of Highway 9 on 300 East Road.

Registration is at 10:30 a.m., with fishing to take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. A hot dog meal will be served at approximately noon.

Dylan Benningfield Memorial Dodgeball Tournament

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher wrestlers, and GCMS High School's Red Army student section, hosted a dodgeball tournament on Sunday in memory of Dylan Benningfield, who died in a car accident earlier in April.

SVC awards scholarships

PAXTON -- The Sangamon Valley Conference awarded $500 scholarships in five different areas, and Paxton-Buckley-Loda students were awarded three of the five.
Adam McMullin was awarded an athletic scholarship, Cassidi Nuckols was awarded a female athletic scholarship and Jaxson Coplea was awarded a male athletic scholarship.

Illinois Marathon results (Saturday, April 28)

Walker Willis (Gibson City) 49:56; Adam Rohrbach (Paxton) 56:50; Kyle Berry (Paxton) 57:43; Jessica Birky (Foosland) 59:40; Sue Berry (Paxton) 59:41; Danielle Lewis (Gibson City) 1:03:56; Ellie Snyder (Paxton) 1:07:01; Kyle Hills (Ludlow) 1:07:45; Angela Meuser-Janson (Loda) 1:12:05; Tarah Mehl (Gibson City) 1:12:09; Stacy Morse (Paxton) 1:13:39; Nicole O'Dell (

Youth/women's wing-shooting clinic to take place June 23-24

COLLISON -- A youth/women's wing-shooting clinic is available at the Middle Fork State Fish and Wildlife Area near Collison.
The clinic will take place at 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 23, and Sunday, June 24.

2018 Illinois Marathon 5K area results

At Champaign-Urbana
35. Thomas Stone (Gibson City), 19:47; 78. Jake Swan (Paxton), 21:10; 295. Bradley Fairfield (Gibson City), 24:08; Ken McMillen (Loda) 24:15; 398. Mitch Quinley (Sibley) 25:01; 574.

Kickoff date set for Ford County Special Olympics' 2018 bowling season

GIBSON CITY -- The 2018 season of Ford County’s Special Olympics Bowling team's  first practice will be Thursday, May 3, at the Gibson Bowl in Gibson City at 6 p.m.
Bowlers will bowl 2-3 games at each practice.

GCMS to host dodgeball tournament in honor of Dylan Benningfield

GIBSON CITY — In memory of Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School student Dylan Benningfield, GCMS/Fisher wrestlers and the GCMS Red Army are hosting a dodge ball tournament on Sunday, April 29, in the high school’s gym.

Going Hollywood: Paxton resident Tom Meents walks on the red carpet for premiere of 'Rampage'

LOS ANGELES -- Tom Meents made a big name for himself in Paxton.
As an 11-time world champion in the Monster Jam monster-truck driving circuit, he is, arguably, the most famous native/resident of Paxton.
Last Wednesday, Meents was in a building that, he said, "could fit the whole town of Paxton."
Meents was invit

Gibson Area Hospital nurses to host 5K run/two-mile walk

GIBSON CITY -- The Nurses Week committee at Gibson Area Hospital is hosting a 5K run/two-mile walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 12.
Profits fro mthe race will be designated to support the GAH Foundation tuition reimbursement program.

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