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
Virginia’s freshly rejuvenated stone Civil War soldier maintains his silent vigil over the Walnut Ridge Cemetery graves of 97 men who defended the Union during the Civil War. This past weekend, Virginia High School senior Grant Werner completed his... more
Virginia, Chandlerville and Ashland first responders gathered at the Cass County Fairgrounds on Sept. 15 to learn more about working with air medical transport teams. Providing the training and responding to questions were flight paramedic Jordan... more
A rendering of the proposed phase 2 improvements at the Beardstown Sanitary District.   To view more, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.

Autumn Trees

    In mid-October, I walked around marveling at the outstanding color of one of our earliest trees to exhibit excellent fall color, the ash (Fraxinus spp.) And I realized, for many homeowners, thi



    The Calhoun, Cass, Greene, Morgan, Scott county Extension unit will be offering Master Gardener training again in 2017.


    There will be a 90th birthday open house for Betty L. McClure from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16 at St. Luke’s Catholic Hall in Virginia.


    The Tuesday Senior Men’s League completed their fifth year at Scripps Park Golf Course, following the closing of Fairway Hills Golf Course.


    Frances Marie Smith, 85, of Rushville, passed away at 12:35 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, at her home.