The Cass County Star Gazette is proud to support the local Emergency Service men and women who keep us safe and healthy. For more pictures of local heroes, see our Hometown Heroes image gallery. Pictured: Beardstown Police Department.   To view more... more
    They may be called the “farmer paramedics” but don’t let that throw you.    The Meredosia-Bluffs Rescue Squad, which does not charge its patients, is comprised solely of volunteers.    One of those at the forefront is Bill Vannier of Meredosia,... more
    Mindy Wyatt, case worker for the Department of Children and Family Services, spoke to The Exchange Club of Beardstown about foster parenting. She stressed the need for more foster parents in the Brown, Cass and Schuyler areas.    Eight reports... more
  Beardstown got a giant boost in its endeavors for a new swimming pool.  Gov. Pat Quinn came to Beardstown last Thursday afternoon to announce the awarding of a state grant for a new pool. “On behalf of the people of our state and it is the people... more
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



    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.


This week in Chip's Corner, the North Carolina Academic Support Program is found culpable for cheating, and Marcus LoVett receives an offer from Illinois.


    Mary Margaret Schultz, 96, of Beardstown, died Tuesday, October 28, at her residence.