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PAXTON -- The Paxton Knights of Columbus Council #8229 will host a free-throw shooting contest for boys and girls ages 9 through 14.

The contest will take place on Sunday, Jan. 12, at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.

This is a free activity. Winners of the contest are eligible for a district contest, then a regional contest, and ultimately a state contest if they keep advancing.

Those looking to participate can contact Trent Eshleman at or (217) 841-5621.