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Prairie Central, Dwight post victories as regional play begins

FAIRBURY — Prairie Central waited until the end to get its game-winning tally across the plate as the Hawks advanced to the semifinal round of the Class 2A Pontiac Regional softball tournament. Prairie Central edged Paxton-Buckley-Loda 1-0 Monday at The Diamonds at Lewis Field. The game's only run was...
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Biden pledges more support for farmers, ‘the backbone of freedom’

At an Illinois farm last week, President Joe Biden announced federal assistance to alleviate costs for farmers and consumers and ensure there is enough food to meet world demand as Russia’s war in Ukraine continues. Biden said he will double the recently announced federal funding to boost domestic fertilizer production. He also pledged to extend […] The post Biden pledges more support for farmers, ‘the backbone of freedom’ appeared first on Daily Montanan.
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Obituary: Carl Martin

Carl E. Martin, 94, of Rantoul, formerly of Ludlow passed away at 6:27 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2022 at his home. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Sunday, May 22, 2022 at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E Pells, Paxton with Rev. Brett Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Ludlow Township Cemetery, Ludlow with military honors by Rantoul VFW Gung Ho Post 6750.

Pierce, Hoffman take home top FLO prizes from Fairbury

FAIRBURY — Bobby Pierce and Nick Hoffman came up big in their respective features as the FLO Racing Illinois Speedweek for the DIRTcar Late Model division, concluded its four-race swing Saturday night at the Fairbury Speedway. Pierce prevailed in the late model event while Hoffman grabbed the checkered flag in the modified final.

Community group helps keep Paxton pool open

PAXTON, Ill. (WAND)- A pool without water might look dismal, especially with the warm weather Central Illinois has been getting. But the idea of not having a pool at all pushed some Paxton residents to work together to revamp a community staple. "The Paxton pool was last open and the...
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Matta Returns to the Bench at Butler

The high schooler who lit it up on the court in Hoopeston, Illinois returns to coach the Butler Bulldogs. Find out what brought Thad Matta back to the bench as Head Coach of Men’s Basketball.

Farmer mental health initiatives highlighted

SPRINGFIELD – May is Mental Health Awareness month and that also coincides with the spring planting season. Spring and fall are often the most stressful times for farmers and the late start to spring has left many scrambling to get their crops in the ground. In 2019, the Farm Family Resource Initiative was established to specifically address mental health needs of farming and agricultural communities. Led by Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and funded through a USDA grant, FFRI expanded to all 102 counties in 2021. During the last legislative session, the Illinois General Assembly appropriated an additional $500,000 to ensure the telephone hotline connecting farmers with mental health resources and providers remains operational through 2023.

PBL girls track relay earns trip to IESA Class 3A state meet

MAROA – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade girls track and field team will be represented at the IESA Class 3A state meet by a 4×200 relay team next weekend. Kylie Rust, Morgan Goss, Hallee Johnson and Cora Busby set a school record with a time of 1:57.4, good enough for second place at Saturday’s Maroa-Forsyth Sectional.

Olivet Launches Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Fall 2022

Olivet Nazarene University recently announced the expansion of its dietetics program through the addition of the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics degree. The first cohort of students will enroll to begin in fall 2022. The new Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics will enable students to learn...