Miscellaneous

Blue Ballbarians win Paxton Park District kickball title

PAXTON -- The Paxton Park District Co-Ed Kickball League wrapped up its season on Thursday.  
 
In the semifinal matches, Blue Ballbarians defeated Recess All Stars 4-1, while Pitch Please upset P.E. All Stars 12-5.

PBL Booster Club Christmas to take place in December

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Booster Club is holding a Christmas sale at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and Thursday, Dec. 13 in the PBL High School lobby.

A $5 discount is offered for every $25 spent on merchandise.


PBL extra-curricular committee holds meeting on Monday, Oct. 15

PAXTON — At its meeting on Monday, Oct. 15, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board’s extra-curricular committee recommended that the junior high and high school athletic directors prepare reports for all athletic activities in the following areas:

— Number of participants at the beginning and at the conclusion of the season.

— Pre and post Inventory of equipment and uniforms.


Iroquois County youth participate in state archery competition

PEKIN — Forty teen archers competed for top scores in the Illinois 4-H State Archery Shoot, held Sept. 8 in Pekin.


GCMS Athletic Hall of Fame members to be inducted during homecoming football game

GIBSON CITY -- This year's Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held during halftime of the GCMS High School varsity homecoming football game against Tri-Valley on Friday, Sept.

Monticello family seeks entrants, volunteers, sponsors for 4th Annual 5K event for children with rare genetic disorder

MONTICELLO -- Wade’s 5K for 5P–, an annual running and walking event that supports 6-year-old Wade Jones of Monticello and other children like him, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at 8:30 a.m., in Monticello’s Lodge Park.
 
Race-day registration begins at 7 a.m., and a shorter “Kids Fun Run” will take place after the 5K race.

'I really love to represent Paxton': Tom Meents to be inducted into PBL Hall of Fame

PAXTON -- No matter how far he travels, Tom Meents always has a place to call home.
 
The Paxton native and lifetime resident -- who is an 11-time Monster Jam World Finals champion -- will be inducted into the Paxton-Buckley-Loda Alumni Hall of Fame later this month.
 
"I'm very humbled. I'm excited. I really love to represent Paxton.

Max-D's Eichelberger finishes first in Monster Jam event


'He'll be greatly missed': Tom Meents, Max-D mourn loss of crew chief Mason Knorr

RURAL CLIFTON -- When Paxton resident Tom Meents, Maximum Destruction monster truck driver, performs in a Monster Jam show this upcoming October in Australia, he will do so with a heavy heart.
 
Max-D Crew Chief Mason Knorr, 24, of rural Clifton, was supposed to be on Meents' crew for the Australia trip, but tragedy struck last Wednesday.
 
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Danny Irish set to begin his 30th year with the Paxton Park District

PAXTON -- Once Session A of the Paxton Park District’s gymnastics and tumbling class starts on Sept.

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