Pastor Steve Jones: Rest for the Weary

In this series of articles from John 2:23-25 we’ve been reminded that—although man looks on the outside—God looks on the heart. Sadly, after the Fall of Adam into sin, the heart of mankind exposes who we really are. In and of ourselves, we’re sinners desperately in need of a Savior. Even though Jesus knows what’s in the heart of man, […]

PBL 8th-grade boys basketball wins 42-16 over Tri-Point; Panthers 7th-graders lose to Raiders

PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade boys basketball team won 42-16 over Tri-Point on Thursday. The eighth-grade team consists of Anthony Rodriguez, Logan Curtis, Kayden Vance, Tyler Cole, Troy Emberson, Carson Goss, Johnny Rodeen, Mason Vaughan, Cael Bruns, Eli Donaldson, Ryan Webb, Aiden Garza, Mathew Glazik, Connor Murphy and Ethan Williams. The PBL seventh-grade team lost 16-10 to Tri-Point. Dierks Klann, […]

GCMS 7th-grade girls basketball wins 18-14 over Cissna Park; Falcons 8th-graders lose to Wildcats

GIBSON CITY – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley eighth-grade girls basketball team won 18-14 over Cissna Park on Thursday. Kate McCall and Kenleigh Friday each had four points for GCMS (7-10) while Bailey Bunting had three points. Jordan Kaeding, Londyn Roderick and Jillian Rosendahl each had two points while Ella Reynolds had one point. The GCMS eighth-grade girls lost 47-15 to Cissna […]

PBL JH girls basketball teams lose to Monticello

MONTICELLO – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade girls basketball team lost 35-12 to Monticello on Thursday. Olivia Rehg led PBL with 10 points while Addy Kinnaird had two points. The PBL seventh-grade team lost 46-11 to Monticello on Thursday. Taylor Cole led PBL’s seventh-graders with six points while Audrey McCoy and Mikayla Ware each had two points and Hallee Johnson had one […]

Illinois State Representative Tom Bennett: State’s school report card shows troubling information about pandemic year

Absenteeism was up, proficiency in key subject areas was down and the number of students on track to graduate fell to disturbing levels during the pandemic: those are the results made public in Illinois’ 2020-2021 school report card from the Illinois State Board of Education. Less than 10 percent of Illinois students started the 2020-2021 school year in-person, a number which gradually […]