A berm was built around the Beardstown Water Treatment Plant to protect it in the event of flooding. The berm was completed Wednesday afternoon by city and county workers and volunteers.
Large crowds visited the mobile Vietnam memorial in Jacksonville June 25-28 which featured an Education Center along with a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial located in Washington DC. Photo by Carol Orwig
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    As the Illinois River swells toward near-record levels, officials are hoping for the best as levees seem to be holding but are making plans in the event the situation worsens.    Dave Parish, chairman of the Beardstown Flood Prevention District... more
    Teen Reach participants Emily Flores and Joanna Mora present new children's books received from a Libri Foundation grant. Teen Reach participants helped the library choose which new books were received. Thanks to a generous donation the Libri... more
The Beardstown Park District Theatre Class will present “Tweet,” A Musical for the Birds on Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27 at 7 p.m. at The Beardstown Grand Opera House. Pictured are cast members. Front, from left: LanLan Lin, KiKi Lin,... more



    A-C students may soon be getting new laptop computers for their studies.


    Richard and Mary Jo (Beard) Scheer will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at an open house on June 13 from 4-7 p.m., at the Roundhouse in Beardstown.


This week on Chip's Corner, Dee Brown is named Special Assistant to Mike Thomas; Jay Wessler makes the Hall of Fame ballot; Chip discusses the world of golf; Wyatt Logsdon is named to All-State Squ