Paxton Swedes vs. Buckley Dutchmasters (July 19, 2020)

Here are some sights from Sunday’s Eastern Illinois Baseball League doubleheader at Scheiwe Field in Buckley …

Buckley Dutchmasters end losing streak with sweep of Paxton Swedes

BUCKLEY — All it took was a little adjustment. Prior to hitting what would be the game-winning home run in the fifth inning of a 1-0 win over the Paxton Swedes, the Buckley Dutchmasters’ Nathan Walker lost his bat while swinging at a pitch in his previous at-bat, leading one fan of the Swedes to yell, “that went farther than […]

Obituary: Charles Frederick Werner

PAXTON — Charles Frederick Werner, a faithful follower of Jesus Christ, went to be with his Lord and Savior at age 80, on May 10, 2020, while at his home surrounded by his loving family. A public visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. at Paxton Church of Christ on Friday, July 24, 2020. A private family memorial service will be […]

Obituary: Joyce M. Lange

GIBSON CITY — Joyce M. Lange, 82, of Gibson City peacefully passed away at 1:30 p.m. Friday July 17, 2020, at her home in Gibson City. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Rosenbaum Funeral Home in Gibson City. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at the funeral home with […]

Obituary: Dorothy Marie (Maul) Martin

WOODLAND — Dorothy Marie (Maul) Martin, 87, Woodland, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 17, 2020, at the Watseka Rehab & Health Care facility in Watseka. She was born to John and Nettie (Lober) Maul on Aug. 14, 1932, in Hoopeston. Dorothy grew up on a small farm outside of East Lynn, where she later attended high school. She was […]

Paxton Police Blotter (July 20, 2020)

PAXTON — The Paxton Police Department released the following list of recent activity: — Pharron S. Gray, 21, of Paxton, was arrested on a Douglas County warrant for contempt of court at 7:15 p.m. Friday, July 17, after he arrived at the Paxton police department headquarters to pay a fee for his seized vehicle and it was found that he […]

‘Be a part of bringing public trust back’

By KIRK ALLEN Edgar County Watchdogs I was taught many years ago from a successful businessman two basic questions that should be applied to our daily lives: “Says who?” and “With what proof?” By getting answers to those questions, trust can be established or diminished. What is trust? Trust is defined as to have confidence, faith or hope in someone […]

Teachers’ union urges most schools to not reopen for in-person learning

IFT says most schools, colleges and universities still are not ready By PETER HANCOCKCapitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – One of the state’s largest teachers’ unions said Monday that most schools in Illinois are not yet ready to reopen for in-person teaching in the fall and it urged schools to continue operating remotely until the safety of students, teachers and staff […]

Pritzker backs local actions aimed at slowing COVID-19 spread at bars

Positivity rate ticks back to 3%; governor again fields Madigan questions By JERRY NOWICKICapitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker on Monday gave support to a pair of Illinois mayors who recently enacted policies aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19 in bar and tavern settings. Pritzker specifically referred to actions by Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder, who signed an […]

Illinois eviction rule change to benefit tenants, landlords

All relevant information must be filed simultaneously with an official court complaint By REBECCA ANZEL Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Supreme Court announced last week that it approved a change to rules governing eviction proceedings that will simplify the process for both landlords and tenants. The rule change mandates that property owners must file all related documents […]