The Beardstown Park District Tumblers competed in their first tumbling meet of the year at Woodhull on Oct. 19. Pictured Front Row: L/R– Georgia Brown - 7th place, Addilynn Tracy - 1st place, Kellen Brown - 1st place, Layla Garcia - 4th place, Mylee... more
A ribbon cutting was held Saturday, Nov. 15, to mark the opening of Grady’s in Virginia. Opened on Oct. 4, the business is owned by Grady Stageberg and sells hunting, trapping, and fishing gear. Pictured are, left to right, Hilary French, Paul... more
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.

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

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Lifestyle

    James and Joyce (Devlin) Marr of rural Virginia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at their home in rural Virginia on Saturday, Nov. 29.

Sports

Zach Knox (second to the right) Cass County Boxing Club member won his professional debut in Indianapolis, Indiana stopping hometown fighter Brian Raglin in the first round with a left hook to the

Obituaries

    Thomas M. Utter, 65, of Bluff Springs, died Nov. 20, at Heritage Health in Beardstown.
    He was born Sept. 12, 1949 in Beardstown, the son of Charles “Pete” and Helen Lee Utter.