Abby and Stephen Colwell hosted an open house and ribbon cutting at their newly remodeled funeral home over the weekend. Colwell Memorial Home is located in the former Community of Christ Church at 515 State Street in Beardstown. Pictured, left to... more
    Beardstown High School won first place in the 2014-15 Operation Teen Safe Driving Program and has been invited to participate in Ford Motor Company’s “Driving Skills for Life, Ride & Drive” program on Tuesday, April 28, at the Abraham... more
    An area of Beard street was temporarily evacuated April 8 after a vehicle struck a home and broke a gas meter, causing a gas leak.    According to a Beardstown Police Department report, two vehicles collided at the intersection of 2nd and Beard... more
    Gov. Bruce Rauner was in Beardstown last Thursday, April 9, to tout his Illinois Turnaround agenda and to seek support for his proposals.    Stopping at Cargill’s loading facility on Main Street, Rauner urged those present to contact their state... more
    WHEREAS, the City of Beardstown applauds the Exchange Club of Beardstown for its dedicated work in the prevention of child abuse in our community; and,    WHEREAS, the City of Beardstown commends the Beardstown Exchange Club for its tireless... more
On April 1 at the Beardstown City Square, friends in the community joined Beardstown Exchangites for a community prayer service and dedication of the pinwheels representing children who have been abused or neglected. April is National Child Abuse... more



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


    Jean Moeller of Quincy, formerly of Beardstown, will be celebrating her 80th birthday with an open house from 3 to 6 p.m., Sunday, April 19 at the Depot Diner in Virginia.


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    Catherine Maxine (Grimm) Riner, 95, of Rushville, passed away on Monday, April 6, at 12:14 p.m. at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.