Photo gallery: PBL softball vs. St. Thomas More

PBL baseball wins 12-2 over St. Thomas More

PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda varsity baseball team earned its first Illini Prairie Conference win via 12-2 score over St. Thomas More on Thursday. The Panthers (9-12-1, 1-6 IPC) scored two runs in the first inning. Keagan Busboom hit a leadoff single to center field before Noah Steiner sent him home with a double to left field. Jacob Gronsky singled to […]

PBL softball wins 16-0 over St. Thomas More

PAXTON — With regionals less than a month away, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School softball team found a winning stride. With a 16-0 win Thursday over St. Thomas More, PBL (6-14, 2-6 Illini Prairie Conference) has won four its last five games. “It was nice to get our second conference win,” PBL head coach Taylor Bauer said. “We’re hoping to peak […]

‘They most certainly touched all of our lives’

PAXTON — With their family members on hand to see it, three newly planted trees at Paxton’s Pells Park were dedicated on Arbor Day in memory of three men whose lives made a lasting impact on the town of Paxton and its residents. Mayor Bill Ingold dedicated the three trees, all planted earlier in the week on the park’s north […]

Obituary: Ralph Keil

Ralph “Sparky” W. Keil Jr., age 79, of Paxton, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at his home.  He was born on October 7, 1942, in New Jersey, the son of Ralph W. Keil Sr. and Bessie (Healy) Keil.  Ralph married Barbara Holloway on September 29, 1990, in Paxton. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Keil of Paxton; […]