Virginia area farmer and civic leader Terry Bell has received the 2015 Lodge Builder Award from Virginia Masonic Lodge No. 544. Bell, who is a former Virginia School Board member, was honored for his “leadership and outstanding contributions to the... more
Patrick Bell, manager of Cass Meats, presents Joanne Anderson of the Cass County Food Pantry with a check for $1300, proceeds from the recent coyote hunt that Cass Meats sponsored.   To view more, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.
    At Tuesday night’s city council meeting, Mayor Steve Patterson recognized BHS Soccer Coach Adam Hamilton for the remarkable season that his team had, which led to him being recognized by the state. Mayor Patterson spoke about how special it was... more
Virginia Masonic Lodge donated $200 to the Virginia Junior High girls volleyball teams in support of their Team Teal fundraising effort for the Illinois Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. To support Team Teal, the Masonic Lodge held a... more
    Tuesday night, Gard Elementary School announced on its Facebook page that Doris Lewis Edwards, an educational fixture in Beardstown, passed away. Gard ended the announcment by saying “the world of education has lost a legend, but her legacy will... more
On Wednesday, Dec. 16, a man was badly burned in an accident at 614 Monroe Street in Beardstown. Alan Lashbrook of Beardstown reportedly fell into a fire in his yard and caught fire himself. Mr. Lashbrook was aided by a neighbor who extinguished the... more



    The Beardstown School District is hosting the annual Tiger Closet Chili Dinner/Chili Tasting Cook-Off on Friday, Feb. 5 from 4:30 - 7 p.m. in the Middle/High School commons.


    Charles “Ike” Weishaar will be 96 years old on Jan. 16. Family and friends are invited to wish him a happy birthday by sending him a card to P.O.


This week in Chip's Corner, Johnny Manziel is in trouble again; Chip discusses the top 10 scorers in the BHS Varsity/JV Tournament; the PGA tour is coming to Springfield; and the Bears are still re


    Willey J. Bassham, 85, of Littleton, passed away at 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, at his home, surrounded by his family.