The state of Illinois and its citizens paused April 15 to honor the legacy of Abraham Lincoln exactly 150 years after he was struck down by an assassin.    More than 600 people gathered in Lincoln’s hometown for a memorial service that included... more
Abby and Stephen Colwell hosted an open house and ribbon cutting at their newly remodeled funeral home over the weekend. Colwell Memorial Home is located in the former Community of Christ Church at 515 State Street in Beardstown. Pictured, left to... more
    Beardstown High School won first place in the 2014-15 Operation Teen Safe Driving Program and has been invited to participate in Ford Motor Company’s “Driving Skills for Life, Ride & Drive” program on Tuesday, April 28, at the Abraham... more
    An area of Beard street was temporarily evacuated April 8 after a vehicle struck a home and broke a gas meter, causing a gas leak.    According to a Beardstown Police Department report, two vehicles collided at the intersection of 2nd and Beard... more
    Gov. Bruce Rauner was in Beardstown last Thursday, April 9, to tout his Illinois Turnaround agenda and to seek support for his proposals.    Stopping at Cargill’s loading facility on Main Street, Rauner urged those present to contact their state... more
    WHEREAS, the City of Beardstown applauds the Exchange Club of Beardstown for its dedicated work in the prevention of child abuse in our community; and,    WHEREAS, the City of Beardstown commends the Beardstown Exchange Club for its tireless... more

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According to KHQA, Beardstown High School entered a brief period of "soft lockdown" on Wednesday.

Lifestyle

    Charles “Chuck” and Judy Dillard of 1137 S. East St. observed their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, April 4.

Sports

This week in Chip's Corner, the College Football Playoffs give big payouts; Chip reviews the top winners on the 2015 PGA Tour; three Tigers make all-area and Prairieland conference selections; the

Obituaries

    Dorothy A. Stiles, 93, of Beardstown, passed away at 6 a.m., Saturday, April 18, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.