On Friday, Nov. 13, Gard Kindergarten students and members from the Beardstown Environmental and Science Team (B.E.A.S.T) held a ceremony to put the Butterfly Garden to bed for the winter.  Kindergarten students wore pajamas and sang lullabies... more
Cass County Mental Health Association staff collected nonperishable food during the month of November to give back to families they serve. Front, from left:  Cari Flowers, Lori Hance, and Ashley Sanders.Back row are Kayla Trenter, Meghan Weikert,... more
At 11:17 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22, the Chandlerville Volunteer Fire Department, with backup from Virginia Volunteer Fire Department, responded to a residential flue fire. There was very little damage and no injuries were reported. (Photo by Bob... more
    Over 100 veterans, surviving spouses, Boy Scouts, and community members joined together on Saturday, Nov. 7 to honor and remember the veterans of the Virginia area at St. Luke’s Hall.  The event was sponsored by the Christian Women’s Fellowship... more
Amigos Unidos Committee leader Julio Flores recently announced his retirement. See the Editorial page for details on his retirement and the committee’s farewell letter. (Submitted photo)   To view more, please log in or subscribe to the digital... more
    On Oct. 31, JBS USA Pork took ownership of the Beardstown Pork Processing facility. JBS USA is the largest animal protein company in the world and the second-largest food company in the world. They are a leading processor of beef, pork and lamb... more



    Beardstown High School cheerleader Taylor Johnson is one of more than 800 high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the country that will represent the camp brands of Varsity Spirit in t



This week in Chip's Corner, the Cubs pull off a trifecta; Cards and Cubs open the 2016 season on the road; BHS Wrestling team is rated as the #21 team in preseason poll; Coach Lou Henson is inducte


    Victor Wayne Acker, 78, of Rushville passed away at 9:44 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.