PBL cross country runner Ryder James wins Chrisman Cowchip Classic

CHRISMAN — Hard work paid off for Ryder James. The Paxton-Buckley-Loda junior was familiar with the physical challenges that would come with running in Saturday’s Chrisman Cowchip Classic. “There are lots of hills in it. It really makes your legs exhausted,” James said. “There’s a lot of turns, too. It’ll really wear you out, so you’ve just got to keep […]

GCMS MS baseball defeats Prairie Central 9-1

FORREST — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Middle School baseball team won 9-1 Saturday over Prairie Central. The Falcons took a 1-0 lead in the first inning as David Hull — who finished the game hitting 2-for-3 — hit a one-out single to left field before scoring on a wild pitch. In the third inning, GCMS tallied three more runs to break […]

GCMS tennis at Champaign Central

The GCMS tennis team took part in a round robin at Champaign Central on Saturday. Here are some provided sights …

Farmer City Raceway feature results (Sept. 3-4, 2020)

THURSDAY, Sept. 3FARMER CITY RACEWAYLate Model Bobby Pieerce, Oakwood; 2. Ryan Unzicker, El Paso; 3. Ryan Gustin, Marshalltown (Iowa); 4. Shannon Babb, Moweaqua; 5. Billy Moyer Jr., Batesville (Ark.); 6. Frank Heckenast Jr., Frankfort; 7. Tim Manville, Highland; 8. Jason Feger, Bloomington; 9. Mike Spatola, Manhattan; 10. Bob Gardner, Washington; 11. Mitch McGrath, Waukesha (Wisc.); 12. Taylor Schefler, Waukesha (Wisc.); […]

Fairbury American Legion Speedway feature results (Sept. 5, 2020)

SATURDAY, Sept. 5FAIRBURY AMERICAN LEGION SPEEDWAYLate Models Bobby Pierce, Oakwood; 2. Frank Heckenast Jr., Frankfort; 3. Brian Shirley, Chatham; 4. Tim Manville, Troy; 5. Jason Feger, Bloomington; 6. Taylor Scheffler, Waukesha (Wisc.); 7. Ryan Unzicker, El Paso; 8. Allen Weisser, Peoria; 9. Billy Moyer Sr., Batesville (Ark.); 10. Rich Bell, Sheffield; 11. Mitch McGrath, Waukesha (Wisc.); 12. Mckay Wenger, Fairbury; […]

Obituary: Viola Jean Strom

THOMASBORO — Viola Jean Strom, 87, of Thomasboro died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, at Beckman Cemetery in Flatville. Baier Family Funeral Services in Flatville is assisting the family with arrangements. She was born Jan. 1, 1933, in rural […]

Obituary: Donald Rich

MIDLAND, Mich. — Donald Rich passed away suddenly and unexpectedly from a cardiac incident at 1:03 a.m. August 31 at Mid Michigan Medical Center in Midland, Michigan. He was born in Kankakee, IL on Easter Sunday, April 10, 1966 – interrupting his mother’s ob/gyn’s Easter Dinner – to Kenneth Rich and Donna Fenton Rich Brand. He married Lisa Benter-Rich on […]

Obituary: Jason Paul Fancher

MILFORD — Jason Paul Fancher, 47, of Milford passed away on August 27, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. He was born Sept. 22, 1972 in Kankakee, the son of Franklin and Jerrie (Holse) Fancher. He is survived by his father, Franklin (Rebecca) Fancher of Gilman; his mother, Jerrie (Joe) Craighead of Milford; sister, Melissa Fancher-Osborn of Milford; daughter, […]