On Saturday, Aug. 20, the Cass-Morgan Farm Bureau Young Leaders (CMFBYL) hosted a volleyball and bags tournament at Nate’s Park in Chandlerville. Six teams (both volleyball and bags) played a double elimination-style event. First place... more
When the #1 recruit whom you spent over 14-months recruiting, and who continued to say that he loved Illinois, and that the Illini were his top choice, suddenly in a three week period decides that he would commit to St. Louis University. That’s... more
Many years ago I first heard a recording of Woody Guthrie’s “1913 Massacre.” At the time, I intended to research the song, but other things got in the way. Recently, I again heard the song and vowed to learn about the story behind Guthrie’s words... more
Today, on Chip's Corner; Baseball and softball have been added to the 2020 Olympics as well as Karate, skateboard, surfing and sport climbing to the list. Jason Day leads the PGA Tour in money won for 2017 with $7,562,028 and tops the World Ranking... more
One of the best moves made by Head Coach John Groce since becoming the head coach at Illinois wasn’t in recruiting a player, but adding Adam Fletcher to his staff as the strength and conditioning coach. “Having a strength and conditioning coach that... more
    First Christian Church, 117 West Washington, Mt. Sterling will hosting the gospel trio Lineage of David on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. This trio that consists of David and Lisa Folenius and Dave Doolittle make their home in Oklahoma. They... more



Gabriela Montoya has joined the staff as a part-time educational services representative at Lincoln Land Community College-Beardstown, located at 109 White Pine Lane.


    The BHS Soccer squad traveled to Canton this past Thursday and posted their first win of the season with an 8-0 beatdown of the Little Giants.


    Dr. John Baptist Buehner, Jr. of Springfield, formerly of Quincy, died on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 1:26 p.m. in his home. Dr. Buehner was born Aug. 5, 1925 in Quincy, a son of Dr. John B.