I blinked and suddenly the “Conjuring Universe” got up to eight installments.
For over a year, “A Quiet Place Part II” was just out of reach. The film was originally supposed to open March 20, 2020. The week prior turned out to be the last for new releases before the pandemic shut down theaters.
We sure have been getting a lot of these “broken adult goes on the run with endangered youth” movies lately. There was “News of the World” with Tom Hanks and Helena Zengel back in December and “The Marksman” with Liam Neeson and Jacob Perez in January.
Illinois community pharmacists have been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic to deliver patient care to families across our communities.
This new flick, “Spiral,” comes to us “From the Book of ‘Saw,’” meaning that it’s a spinoff of the popular mostly-2000’s horror series.
I remember when the first “Mortal Kombat” movie came out in 1995. That’s not to say I remember “seeing” the first “Mortal Kombat” movie, because I didn’t.
Spring break has come and gone for the 2021 spring session of the Illinois General Assembly. As the march toward adjournment heats up, this is a great time for you to get involved.
Before I get into trashing sixth-place weekend box office finisher “Voyagers,” I want to take some time to say some nice things about eighth-place finisher “In the Earth.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored what we in health care see every day: When your health is at stake as a patient, you deserve and demand the highest-quality, safest care possible – no matter where you live, how old you are, or where you are seeking that care.
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has extended the expiration dates of driver licenses and ID cards until Aug. 1, in a bid to reduce the number of people coming into Driver Services facilities.
It was weird two weekends ago when the movie theaters in NYC reopened and “Chaos Walking” was playing on all the IMAX screens. I thought the dazzling animation (and Disney branding) of “Raya and the Last Dragon” would have put that film in such prime real estate.
I didn’t really grow up with the “Tom and Jerry” cartoon. I was more into Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, but I understand the two pairs have similarly adversarial relationships.
Since September 2020 when the film won top prizes at both the Venice and Toronto international film festivals, it has been clear that Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland” would dominate awards season.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker delivered his 2021 budget address on Feb 17. He is once again proposing an unbalanced budget based on hypothetical revenues and tax hikes.
Throughout the past year, the Indianapolis Star has published a fine series of 11 major stories plus several follow-up and daily stories detailing the unsavory business practices of Indiana’s nursing facilities and the poor care delivered by many of them.
I had particularly high hopes for “Promising Young Woman.” When I saw the first trailer in early 2020, my instincts told me that this was going to be one of the most exciting, unpredictable, maybe even terrifying films of the year.
Prospect Chapter 367 of the Order of the Eastern Star has disbanded. Since the organization wanted the remaining money in their account to still be used for scholarships, the project has been adopted by the PBL Education Foundation. For the next few years, one $1,000 scholarship will be awar…
Applications for the 2021 Farmers-Merchants Bank of Illinois Educational Scholarship are now available at the GCMS and PBL High School guidance offices and at the Farmers-Merchants Bank of Illinois branches in Paxton and Melvin. Scholarship information and application forms are also availabl…
The PBL Education Foundation wishes to announce again this year the availability of the Virginia Graham Scholarship to PBL seniors. Graham’s family established the Virginia Graham Scholarship in 2004 in memory of her and her love of children. Virginia devoted her life to her family and to te…
Joe Biden’s first 10 days in office were a disaster. The new fake president signed 42 executive orders in 10 days. Wasn’t Trump called a dictator after signing 6? Hillary claimed Trump Illegitimate all 4 years. There have been thousands of pages of evidence addressing voter fraud in 2020 all…
A common belief I hear repeated often is that too many young people go to college, and that more should go into the trades where they can avoid the wasteful debt of college and still earn a good living.
Thanks to all who helped make our presentation of Handel’s “Messiah” a success: Dr. Janet McCumber, our director; our singers for their talent and time; those providing accompaniment; the area communities for their support; the Presbyterian and the Bible churches for the use of their facilit…
The country is currently battling the most devastating drug epidemic in history. After drug overdoses killed a record-breaking 72,300 Americans in 2017, President Donald Trump and the federal government declared a “national health emergency” to combat opioid and drug abuse.
The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district intends to tear down the PBL Eastlawn School building. That much is clear.
Can we allow the fate of the historically significant PBL Eastlawn School building to be based on a coin toss?
I don’t recall Tony Lee attacking the National Rifle Association or the Republican party back when he was a candidate for Ford County state’s attorney. His Sept. 11 letter puts him in league with Democrats. What a train wreck they are! There is currently a leftist jihad against Christian val…
Here is an update on the benefit cruise held Aug. 24 by Just An Angel to raise funds for 7-year-old Macie Marie Meier, who recently had a heart transplant.
Three cheers for Paxton! Thank you for being the fabulous small town with a big heart that I’ve loved for 50 years. In spite of everything that has been endured by those who know the town’s sour underbelly all too well, Paxton is a city of friendly people who are good at heart. Anne Frank ex…
I continue to read letters/comments in regard to the planned demise of PBL Eastlawn School, the former Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School and former Paxton Community High School building.
In your May 16 article covering the Ford County Board’s finance committee meeting, Chairman Chase McCall and board member Ann Ihrke called the state split movement “symbolic” and merely designed to spark a discussion. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Followers of the Ford County Record’s Facebook page were asked this week: “Do you think the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board should reconsider its planned demolition of historic PBL Eastlawn School, the former Paxton Community High School building? If so, why? If not, why not?” Select respon…
I just ran across Jolen Minetz’s letter that was published a few years ago regarding the future of PBL Eastlawn School in Paxton. Plans to demolish the historic building may already be said and done, but I couldn’t agree with her more.
Illinois is considering the most radical abortion bills ever. If passed, they will turn us into the abortion haven of the Midwest and the “Abortion Capital of America.”