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PBL football overcomes deficit to defeat state-ranked Monticello, becomes playoff-eligible

PAXTON – Josh Pritchard, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda head football coach, is a fan of the underdog mindset. “I would rather not be ranked,” Pritchard said. “I love not being ranked because nobody believes in us. I told our kids before the game I don’t care if nobody else thinks we have a chance to win. If the 40 people in this […]

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Obituary: Richard Goodnight

Richard E. “Dick” Goodnight, 80 of Paxton, died at 10:35 p.m. Friday, October 8, 2021, at his home. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E. Pells Street, Paxton. Richard was born April 28, 1941 in Wells County, Indiana the son of Herman E. and Floren Fouch Goodnight.  He married Alice […]

Obituary: John Goudy

John Goudy, 83 of Loda, Illinois passed away on October 9th, 2021 in Paxton, Illinois.   John was born on October 4th, 1938 in Olney, Illinois to William Arthur and Anna O’Neal (Hawkins) Goudy and attended Olney High School.  John worked at Ameren (formerly CIPS) for more than 30 years. John enjoyed flying his J-3 Cub, riding motorcycles, boating on Lake […]

GCMS golfer Connor Engel competes in state tourney

BLOOMINGTON – Connor Engel of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys golf team finished the IHSA Class 1A state tournament with a score of 159, tying for 35th overall. “I’m definitely not happy with it, but I’m not disappointed. I felt like I accomplished quite a bit this year,” Engel said. “I’m just thankful I got the opportunity to play.” Engel’s season […]

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