Warren Musch, a Virginia graduate and a Marine intelligence officer during World War II, spoke about his 36 days on Iwo Jima at a recent program in observance of Veterans Day at Virginia High School. Jeff Bennett, high school social science teacher... more
    The Cass County Housing Authority Board will have a big void to fill. After 46 years on the board, William "Bill" Gardner of Ashland is retiring.    “I’ve really enjoyed it,” Gardner said. “It was the best board I was ever on.”    A retirement... more
    A Beardstown man charged with murder in the death of an 8-month-old infant made his first court appearance last Thursday, Nov. 20, in Cass County Circuit Court.    Jose Nieto-Roman, 28, of Beardstown faces two counts of first-degree murder and... more
Beardstown High School Principal Scott Riddle and other volunteers help distribute food Saturday at the Central Illinois Foodbank’s mobile pantry which was in Beardstown.   To view more, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.
    The Beardstown Senior High School honored the football, dance and cheerleading squads at their Annual Fall Banquet held last Wednesday at the Elks Club.    The BHS football team was introduced by Head Coach Tyler Buhlig, and he talked about each... more
    Selections for the Prairieland, WIVC, and Sangamon All-Conference Teams have been released for football, volleyball, cross country, and golf by the head coaches of the fall sports.    Soccer is not recognized as a conference sport for our area.... more



The Chandlerville Road is blocked off due to a fire on Clear Lake Road. Beardstown and Arenzville firefighters are on the scene.

More details as they become available.


    Lowell Barrett of rural Chandlerville will celebrate his 95 birthday Tuesday, Nov. 25.
    Lowell lives in his own home with the help of some wonderful caregivers.


Tuesday 11-18-14:
MS Boys Basketball vs. Virginia 6:00pm - 7th WON & 8th WON
MS Girls Basketball @ Bluffs (8th GRADE GAME ONLY) 6:15pm –WON
Wednesday 11-19-14:


    Betty Louise Showalter Adkins Cox, 85, of Beardstown, passed away at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield on Tuesday, Nov. 25.