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.

2018 Maroa-Forsyth Power Meet results

At Maroa
Team scores
1. Maroa-Forsyth, 64; 2. Paxton-Buckley-Loda, 48; 3. Marshall, 30; 4. Warrensburg-Latham, 13; 5. Pana, 5; 6. Tuscola, 3; , 7. Homeschool, 0.

2018 Maroa-Forsyth Power Meet

Here are some of the highlights from Saturday's weightlifting meet, in which PBL finished second to Maroa-Forsyth ...

PBL cheerleading squad finishes ninth in IHSA sectional round

BARTONVILLE -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School competitive cheerleading squad ended its season Saturday at the IHSA Bartonville Limestone Sectional.
The Panthers finished ninth in the 18-team small-team sectional division with a score of 73.36.

PBL school board's extracurricular committee discusses athletic programs


PAXTON — Members of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board’s extracurricular committee discussed the district’s cooperative athletic programs as well as other sports-related matters in a meeting on Wednesday, Jan 10.

PBL cheerleaders place second in competition

WILMINGTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School cheerleading squad placed second in their division at a competition held Sunday at Wilmington High School, qualifying for the Illinois Cheerleading Coaches Association’s state meet as a result.

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