2021-08-11 E-Edition

Paxton Park Board approves budget

PAXTON – The Paxton Park District Board of Commissioners approved the 2021-22 fiscal year budget at Tuesday’s board meeting. According to Park Board President Denver Piatt, the park board will need to do a general obligation bond this year. Other business Also at Tuesday’s meeting: — The board approved committee assignments for the board commissioners. Piatt will serve on the […]

Obituary: Arnold David “Dave” Annis Jr.

PAXTON — Arnold David “Dave” Annis Jr., 84, of Paxton, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, at his home in Paxton surrounded by his family. Cremation rites were accorded by the Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton. A memorial mass will take place at a later date at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Paxton. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery […]

Obituary: Kevin D. Bergman

DEWEY — Kevin D. Bergman, 64, of Dewey, twin brother of a Paxton resident, died peacefully at his home surrounded by family on the morning of Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021. A celebration of his life will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, at the Fisher Community Center. Mr. Bergman was born July 18, 1957, in Champaign, a […]

Artesia Brewing to open soon at Thawville farm

By WILL [email protected] THAWVILLE — About three miles east of Thawville along Iroquois County Road 1200 North lies the Tammen family’s centennial farm. The green sign in front of the big Morton shed near the 800-acre farm’s entrance recognizes the family’s continuous ownership of the property for more than 100 years. The centennial farm sign is not a particularly uncommon […]

PBL volleyball ‘essentially starting over’ for fall 2021 season

PAXTON – Less than four months ago, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School volleyball team ended its 2020-21 season. This week marks the first week of fall practice for the Panthers’ 2021-22 season. “I feel like we just finished our season, and now we’re already staring back up,” PBL senior Addison Oyer said. “That’s kind of nice since we’re kind of in […]