GCMS MS softball loses 9-2 to Prairie Central

GCMS MS vs. PBL JH baseball (2020)

Here are some highlights from Thursday’s games …

GCMS MS baseball claims TCC title with win over PBL

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Middle School baseball team won 4-1 Thursday over Paxton-Buckley-Loda to clinch the Twin County Conference championship. Brayden Elliott pitched a two-hit complete game for GCMS on the mound, striking out 14 batters and walking none while allowing one earned run. The Falcons took a 1-0 lead in the first inning as Elliott — who […]

GCMS golf defeats Tremont 172-210

PEKIN — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley golf team won 172-210 over Tremont on Thursday. Individually, GCMS’s Ethan Garard, Braden Roesch and Connor Engel finished first, second and third, respectively, with scores of 40, 41 and 43. The Falcons’ Kellen DeSchepper shot a 48, followed by teammates Ryan Carley (49), Wyatt Schlickman (50), Tristan Roesch (53), Nathan Kallal (53), Getty Greer (58), […]

GCMS tennis loses 9-0 to Danville

DANVILLE — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tennis team lost 9-0 to Danville on Thursday. “Instead of celebrating matches won we looked for the positive and celebrated what we did well,” GCMS head coach Cortney Davis said. “The girls played tough and were able to return tough serves. They played smart tennis against some really strong players. They kept their heads in […]

PBL JH softball teams defeat St. Malachy

RANTOUL — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School softball “A” team won 11-2 over Rantoul St. Malachy on Thursday. Aubrey Busboom struck out 10 batters for PBL on the mound. At the plate, she had two hits, one RBI and a run scored. Kendall Badgley had two hits, two RBIs and three runs scored while Taryn Rock also had two hits […]

PBL JH cross country girls place second in triangular meet

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School cross country girls’ team finished second in a triangular meet with a score of 52. The Panthers’ Kyla Franckey finished sixth individually with a time of 15:50 while Grace McCoy placed ninth with a time of 16:44 and Hallee Johnson finished 10th with a time of 16:55. Audrey McCoy finished 13th with a […]

Gibson City Council Personnel Committee reviews proposed employee handbook

GIBSON CITY — On Thursday, Sept. 10, The Gibson City Council’s Personnel Committee reviewed a proposed employee handbook for city employees. “For a couple of years, we’ve talked about the need to have an employee personnel manual,” Alderman Susie Tongate said. “There’s never been one that would lead us to guidance to the management and employees that are hired under […]

Illinois Department of Public Health reports first human case of West Nile Virus in Illinois for 2020

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus in Illinois for 2020. A DuPage County resident in her 40s became ill in mid-August. “While we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, we must also remember to take steps to protect our health from other illnesses,” said IDPH Director […]

Illinois State Representative Tom Bennett: Help for small businesses

For the past six months small businesses in Illinois have been getting hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak and the resulting business shutdowns. As our economy begins to recover, many small businesses are still feeling the effects. However, several state and federal programs are available to assist Illinois businesses as they try to bounce back from the difficult times we […]