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.

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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