Photo gallery: GCMS/Fisher wrestling at Clifton Central/Iroquois West

Photo gallery: PBL JH boys basketball vs. Watseka Glenn Raymond

PBL girls basketball wins 49-30 over Rantoul in conference opener

PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda varsity girls basketball team won 49-30 over Rantoul in their Illini Prairie Conference debut on Thursday. The Panthers (6-3, 1-0 IPC) outscored Rantoul 24-10 in the third quarter to extend a 19-9 halftime lead as Lorena Arnett had nine points during the quarter while Losa Suaava had seven points, Makenna Ecker had six points and Morgan […]

GCMS girls basketball wins 44-15 over Blue Ridge

GIBSON CITY – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley varsity girls basketball team won 44-15 over Blue Ridge on Thursday. The Falcons (2-9) outscored 13-4 in the first quarter as Cally Kroon and Rylee Stephens each scored four points while Ava Kurtenbach had three points and Mindy Brown had two points. In the second quarter, GCMS outscored the Knights 16-0 to take a […]

PBL 8th-grade boys basketball wins 37-16 over Watseka Glenn Raymond

PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade boys basketball team won 37-16 over Watseka Glenn Raymond on Thursday. Tyler Cole finished with 10 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals. Ethan Williams had eight points and six rebounds. Eli Donaldson had three points, one rebounds and two steals while Aiden Garza had two points, four rebounds and one steal. Anthony Rodriguez […]

GCMS/Fisher wrestling loses pair of duals against Reed-Custer, Clifton Central/Iroquois West

ONARGA – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher wrestling team lost a pair of matches in a triangular meet on Thursday. The Falcons lost 54-21 to Clifton Central/Iroquois West after taking a 57-24 loss to Braidwood Reed-Custer. “I felt like we wrestled a little bit better against Clifton than we did against Reed-Custer,” GCMS/Fisher head coach Josh Carter said. “We came out pretty […]

Pastor Steve Jones: The Importance of Godly Leaders

In my last article in this series we saw that Habakkuk is questioning God as to whether he has failed to punish the Covenant people of Judah for their wickedness. To support what Habakkuk is saying about the evil of the people, I referenced two other Old Testament writing prophets, Jeremiah and Zephaniah, who were contemporaries of Habakkuk. What we […]

Obituary: Kris Edburg

Kris E. Edburg, 36, of Paxton formerly of the Gibson City Melvin Sibley area passed away Monday December 13, 2021 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Visitation will be held 2:00-4:00 pm Sunday December 19, 2021 at Rosenbaum Funeral Home in Gibson City. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Monday December 20, 2021 at St. Peter Free Lutheran Church in […]

McClure to end run as superintendent in 2023

By ANDREW [email protected] PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district’s superintendent, Cliff McClure, will be retiring in 2023 following his 20th year at the helm at PBL and 27th year there overall. McClure’s letter of resignation, effective June 30, 2023, was accepted by the school board during its monthly meeting Wednesday, a day after it was received. By the time he […]

PBL 7th-grade boys basketball loses 21-7 to Watseka Glenn Raymond

PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade boys basketball team lost 21-7 to Watseka Glenn Raymond on Thursday. Mason Loschen scored all of PBL’s seven points. Loschen also had seven rebounds and two steals. Gavin Kief had four rebounds while Konnor Burnett and Ben Strebeck had three and two steals, respectively. The Panthers (1-10) will host Iroquois West on Jan. 6, 2022. […]