2022-01-19 E-Edition

Photo gallery: PBL boys basketball vs. Pontiac

PBL boys basketball wins 63-60 over Pontiac to improve conference record to 3-0

PAXTON – Four days after an overtime win over Unity, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda varsity boys basketball team won another Illini Prairie Conference game via a 63-60 score on Tuesday against Pontiac. The win improved PBL’s conference record to 3-0 and its overall record to 10-6. Three of PBL’s six losses were by a single possession. “Our guys have gotten better and […]

GCMS/Fisher wrestling loses 52-21 to Olympia/Heyworth

FISHER – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher High School wrestling team lost 52-21 to Olympia/Heyworth on Tuesday. Kellen DeSchepper won via 1:57 pinfall in the 160-pound match while Aiden Sancken won via 9-4 decision at 182 pounds. Braylen Kean (182 pounds) and Markus Miguel (285 pounds) each won by forfeit. The Falcons will compete in a dual meet at Westville at 5:30 […]

Obituary: Sharon Miller

Sharon Miller, 73, of Gibson City formerly of the Piper City area peacefully passed away Thursday January 13, 2022 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. A Celebration of Life is being planned for a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to ASPCA or St. Jude. Sharon was born January 29, 1948 in Tompkinsville, Kentucky. A daughter of Alvin Leon […]

Obituary: Charles DeMoss

Charles Richard DeMoss Jr., 88, of Sibley passed from this life at 3:10 am Saturday January 8, 2022 at his home in Sibley. Visitation will be held 10:00am-12:00 pm Saturday January 29, 2022 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sibley. Celebration of Life Service will follow with Pastors Dave Castner and Jim Reents officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to […]

Obituary: Ruth Tjarks

Ruth Eleanor Tjarks, 60, of Sibley passed away at 5:54 pm Friday January 7, 2022 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana surrounded by Her Loving Family.  Visitation for Ruth will be held, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Saturday January 29, 2022 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sibley with a Celebration of Life Service beginning at 12:00 PM with Pastors […]

Loda man, 22, jailed in shooting of man, 19

LODA — A 22-year-old was arrested Wednesday on a charge of aggravated discharge of a firearm in connection with an early-morning shooting in Loda that left a 19-year-old hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the head. Colton M. Johnson of Loda was arrested Wednesday evening on the Class 1 felony charge and remained Thursday evening at the county jail in […]