The editor of the Star-Gazette, Ethan McIntyre, was the featured speaker at the regular meeting of the Exchange Club of Beardstown on Nov. 3. Born in Monmouth and moving to Roseville at the age of 10, Mr. McIntyre was encouraged by a teacher to... more
Beardstown Veteran’s Day ceremonies will be conducted at the Veteran’s Memorial on Wall Street by the National Guard Armory. Ceremonies will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 and will include musical presentations by the BHS Elite Choir.... more
    On Nov. 4, 5, and 6, The Beardstown Opera House will be presenting the original play, “Duck… Duck… SHOOT!,” written and directed by Beardstown resident, David V. Miller. The play revolves around the annual ritual of the family duck hunt,... more
Secretary of State Jesse White’s Inspector General Jim Burns talks with Beardstown facility staff about the new central issuance process, which better combats fraud and identity theft. The upgrades to the DL/ID move Illinois closer to compliance... more
    Dirt is, well, it’s dirt, and when it is very wet it turns to mud. That is probably the view of most people, but in agriculture, construction, and many other endeavors, the nature of dirt is of critical importance.    On Tuesday, nearly 100 FFA... more
    At this, the beginning of the new school year, the Exchange Club of Beardstown honored the BHS student of the month and presented the Middle School Student Citizenship Award. Introduced by Josh Sorrels, the Middle and High School Assistant... more



    The Prairie Skies Public Library District has packets containing the basic information and forms needed by an individual to file as a candidate for Trustee.


    Wayne and Janice Schone will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Monday, Nov. 28. Wayne Schone and Janice Carls were married on Thanksgiving Day, Nov.


This week in Chip's Corner, IU "fires" Kevin Wilson as football coach; Jay Cutler is to have season-ending shoulder surgery; the Cards send Garcia to Antlanta; and the Illini rally to defeat VCU by


    Betty J. Toland, 92, of Industry, passed away 2:40 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Wesley Village Nursing Home in Macomb.