Occupants of two vehicles escaped serious injury Saturday afternoon following an accident two miles south of Virginia. According to Illinois State Police, Syntiche Jupsie Nagaito Yengali of Beardstown began to veer offroad, then overcorrected,... more
Riverside Memorial Company was chosen March 2015 Co-Business of the Month. Riverside Memorial Company is owned and operated by Carl Hood and has been in his family since the late 1930s. Carl’s father, Wilbur C. Hood, went to work for the gentleman... more
    A lagoon breach at the Cargill plant in Beardstown resulted in the recent spillage of several million gallons of treated irrigation water, according to Cargill representative Mike Martin. The water in question was treated via anaerobic digestion... more
During FFA week recently, A-C chapter members raised money for the Cass County Food Pantry. If students wanted to wear a hat during the school week, they could pay the FFA Chapter $1 per day.  A-C Central raised nearly $90 and members of the officer... more
    The Beardstown Chamber of Commerce annual dinner was held at the Elks Club on Thursday, March 12. The dinner was well attended by chamber members and local officials. J.D. Grafford and staff put on a wonderful buffet, and the event also included... more
Larry Belville's crew and four wreckers work to extricate a semi from Lost Creek between Beardstown and Virginia Wednesday morning, March 11. The truck left the road late Tuesday afternoon, March 10, with no serious injuries in the accident.... more



According to KHQA, Beardstown High School entered a brief period of "soft lockdown" on Wednesday.



    The Beardstown Park District tumblers will perform this year’s recital Sunday, March 29 at the park district’s Schewe Community Center’s gym.


    Victor Ralph Evans, 60, of Beardstown and formerly of Winchester, died Saturday, March 21 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.