Gov. Pat Quinn came to Beardstown Thursday afternoon to announcedthe awarding of a state grant for a new pool.“On behalf of the people of our state and it is the people of Illinoiswho made this day possible, I’m announcing $2.5 million tohelp... more
    It may seem early to be talking about Christmas and Santa Claus in October, but not if you are gathering resources for the annual Christmas deliveries that are just around the corner for “Santa” Jack Bailey.    Jack operates “Santa’s Workshop”... more
    Gard Elementary School recognize their Students of the Month for September for showing respect. As a core schoolwide expectation at Gard Elementary, students are encouraged to Respect Self, Respect Others and Respect Property.    A student was... more
Kent Nutrition Group and its personnel have been chosen October Co-Business of the Month. The Kent Nutrition Group facility was built in 1969 and has been a part of the community for 45 years. The business produces and distributes feed for livestock... more
A family of four was displaced after a fire destroyed their home at 714 Superior in Chapin on Thursday, Oct. 16. Residing at the home were Jake Dunmire and Kristen Davidson and their two children, ages 7 and 3. According to Teri Dunmire, Jake’s... more
    The Brick School property and buildings sold for $32,000 at auction on Saturday.    Purchasing the Beardstown School District property was David Osmer of Beardstown.    Osmer said he currently has no plans for the property.    “I thought the... more

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Lifestyle

    Kevin and Tammy Holmes of Bloomington, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexandria Joy Holmes to Chase Gardner Cosner, son of Jeff and Beth Cosner of Ashland.

Sports

YESTERDAY 10-23-14:
MS Girls Basketball vs. Virginia 6:00pm 7th WON & 8th WON

Obituaries

    Terri Kay Thornton Hamm, 49, daughter of Billy and Patty Thornton of Rushville, succumbed to an aggressive illness and passed away while on vacation, Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Dr. P.