Obituary: John Green

John Gale Green, age 53, of Franklin, TN, formerly of Paxton, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.  He was born on April 13, 1969, in Ottawa, Canada, the son of Gale Frank and Darlene Mildred (Kroon) Green.  John married Melinda Hewerdine on July 9, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Melinda Green of Nashville, TN; a daughter and […]

Photo gallery: IHSA Class 1A boys track sectional at St. Joseph

PBL’s James, Grohler earn IHSA Class 1A sectional titles at St. Joseph

ST. JOSEPH – A pair of Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School boys track and field athletes earned IHSA Class 1A sectional championships on Friday. Senior Cameron Grohler finished first in the pole vault with a height of 3.7 meters en route to earning his first-ever IHSA state meet berth. “It’s very exciting,” Grohler said. “I was very happy with how I performed.” […]

Obituary: Jack Thorstenson

Jack G. Thorstenson, 94 formerly of Bayles Lake, passed away at 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2022, at the Gibson Area Hospital Annex. Jack was born December 22, 1927, the oldest son of Julius and Sarieta McCarter Thorstenson.  The family lived in Indiana and moved to Illinois, growing up in Paxton.  Jack graduated from Paxton High School in 1945 and […]

Photo gallery: GCMS baseball at IHSA Class 2A regional final

The Falcons lost 11-1 to Monticello in the IHSA Class 2A regional championship game on Saturday. Here are some sights …

GCMS baseball loses 11-1 to Monticello in regional title game

TOLONO – The clock eventually struck midnight on the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley baseball team’s Cinderella story. The Falcons entered IHSA Class 2A Tolono Unity Regional as the eighth seed. After wins over seventh-seeded Oakwood and second-seeded Unity, GCMS faced third-seeded Monticello in Saturday’s regional championship game. “We were excited to be here,” GCMS head coach Dustin White said. “We weren’t supposed […]