2021-11-24 E-Edition

Paxton’s Christmas Parade, tree-lighting ceremony set for this weekend

By WILL [email protected] PAXTON — After a hiatus last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Christmas Parade sponsored by PRIDE in Paxton is making its long-awaited return on Saturday, Nov. 27. Scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Market Street downtown, the parade will feature numerous floats, vehicles and walkers to kick off the holiday season in Paxton. Its theme […]

First of 43 turbines in Ford County Wind Farm finished

By WILL [email protected] GUTHRIE — There was a reason developers chose to finish building a wind turbine just east of Guthrie last week before moving on to completing the other 42 turbines that will comprise the Ford County Wind Farm. Located near the intersection of county roads 750 North and 800 East, the rural Guthrie turbine is on the east […]

Photo gallery: GCMS boys basketball vs. Fisher (GCMS Thanksgiving Tournament)

GCMS boys basketball wins 60-20 over Fisher in Thanksgiving tourney

GIBSON CITY – A.J. Richard served as acting head coach for the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley varsity boys basketball team on Tuesday as Ryan Tompkins took some time off after his mother-in-law, Dawn Poppe, passed away. “It’s always hard to live up to what coach Tompkins has done here for almost 20 years,” Richard said. “You can never duplicate what he does, […]

PBL boys basketball loses season opener to Tuscola

TUSCOLA – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda varsity boys basketball team lost 62-36 to Tuscola on Tuesday. Mason Medlock led PBL with 10 points while Ty Graham had seven points, Jeremiah Ager had six points, Brandon Knight had five points, Kayden Snelling had four points and Seth Hitz and Garrett Sanders each had two points. For Tuscola, Jalen Quinn led with 27 points. […]

PBL JH boys basketball teams lose to Monticello

PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade boys basketball team lost 44-21 to Monticello on Tuesday. Ethan Williams led PBL in scoring with eight points and in rebounds with seven while also recording one steal. Tyler Cole had six points, four rebounds and two steals while Cael Bruns had four points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal. Kayden Vance had three […]