GCMS MS baseball wins 16-3 over Clifton J.L. Nash

CLIFTON — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Middle School baseball team won 16-3 over Clifton J.L. Nash on Thursday, Aug. 27. The Falcons took an 8-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Austin Kasper doubled to right field to send David Hull and Graydon Leonard across home plate. Spencer Kleist singled to center field to send Kasper home before Parker […]

PBL JH cross country home meet (Aug. 27, 2020)

PBL JH boys, girls cross country teams win home meet

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School cross country boys’ and girls’ teams each won at a three-team home meet held Thursday, Aug. 27. On the girls’ side, PBL’s Jordan Davis won individually with a time of 15:59 while Audrey McCoy finished third with a time of 16:45. Kyla Franckey finished fifth with a time of 17:03 while Grace McCoy […]

PBL JH softball loses 15-4 to Prairie Central

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School softball team lost 15-4 to Prairie Central on Thursday, Aug. 27. Sydney Pickens, Devani McClatchey and Sam Hewerdine each drove in a run for PBL. Pickens also scored a run. Ally Wright had two strikeouts and no walks on the mound for the Panthers. Prairie Central 15, PBL 4L — Ally Wright, 2 […]

GCMS golf wins dual over Heyworth

SAYBROOK — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley golf team won 172-226 in a dual meet over Heyworth on Thursday, Aug. 27. Connor Engel was the top individual with a score of 38 as three of his Falcon teammates — Kellen DeSchepper (42), Ethan Garard (44) and Braden Roesch (48) also reached the top four. Jack Schultz and Ryan Carley each shot a […]

GCMS tennis wins two doubles matches in loss to Mahomet-Seymour

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tennis team gained two wins in doubles play in a 3-2 loss to Mahomet-Seymour on Thursday, Aug. 27. In the No. 1 doubles match, Katie Steidinger and Lexi Cliff defeated Emma Clements and Molly Fried. In the No. 2 doubles match, Grace Christensen and Lexi Darbutt defeated Sophia Slupski and Gianna Hill. “The girls […]

Pastor Steve Jones: Two Kinds of Ambition

As we continue our look at the parable of the talents, Matthew 25:14-30 gives some very important principles as to how we’re to live our lives in light of the certain return of Jesus Christ. In my last article, we considered the reality that Christians can very often be self-focused rather that God-focused. With this thought of being God-focused in […]

Illinois State Police conduct a double death investigation into two Iroquois County Jail inmate’s death

WATSEKA — The Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), Zone 3 is investigating two incidents at the Iroquois County Jail — one involving the death of an inmate and another that resulted in an inmate being hospitalized in critical condition. Preliminary information indicates the first inmate, Jason P. Fancher, a 47-year-old male of Milford, was found unresponsive […]

Illinois State Representative Tom Bennett: New mask guidelines for patrons of bars and restaurants

In recent weeks we have seen the number of coronavirus cases increase throughout Illinois, including in our area and other parts of downstate. Counties in the Metro-East area near St. Louis were recently moved into a higher level of restrictions because of the spread, and this week Will and Kankakee counties also had additional restrictions put upon them by the […]

CAPITOL RECAP: ComEd says it will ‘continue dialogue’ with lawmakers on plant closures

By Capitol News IllinoisSPRINGFIELD – Exelon Corporation on Thursday, Aug. 27 announced plans to close two Illinois nuclear power plants next year in a decision the company claims is independent of legislative energy policy negotiations.But, in a news release announcing the closures, Exelon’s CEO said the company will “continue our dialogue with policymakers on ways to prevent these closures.”The announcement […]