The Beardstown Community Unit #15 Elementary Spelling Bee was held Jan. 26 at the BHS Auditorium.    The following students competed in the Bee: 6th Grade- Oscar Espinoza, Estephania Sosa, Rylee Swan, Maxwell Avosse, Gretchen Swartz, Adriana... more
Sixth grade science classes participated in the Cass County Soil and Water Conservation Essay contest. Addyson McClure of A-C Central Jr. High won first place. She also was the overall winner for Cass County. Addyson will attend the banquet and read... more
    Beardstown schools hosted an Operation Teen Safe Driving assembly last Friday in the Beardstown High School gym.    The focus of the assembly was to educate teens on the dangers of driving while distracted, whether by cell phones, drugs or... more
    Beardstown Middle School youths and others delivered food baskets to families of 50 students on Saturday, Jan. 24.    Based from Save-A-Lot in Beardstown, the baskets were filled, loaded into vehicles, and taken to prearranged addresses in town... more
    Rising country music artist and Ashland native Devin Clemons has signed with Nashville-based Conway Entertainment Group for worldwide booking representation.    The new deal also comes with Devin stepping out as a solo artist rather than the... more
The local Knights of Columbus held its annual appreciation supper for Cass County Human Resources on January 14, 2015. Annually, proceeds from the Beardstown area KofC Tootsie Roll Drive are directed back to the local agency. This year, Grand Knight... more



This week in Chip's Corner, Ernie Banks passes away; Dean Arendt is a preferred walk-on; and Jeff Gordon retires.


    Glen Fiedler, 85, of Beardstown, died Monday, Jan. 26, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.