Edith Chaidez of Beardstown was selected as Cass County’s recipient of the Illinois Sheriff’s Association Scholarship for the year 2015. The scholarship is $500. Pictured, left to right, are Deputy Chris McClenning, Edith and Captain Devron Ohrn.... more
Be sure to check out our image gallery of photographs from Memorial Day ceremonies throughout Cass County!
Curtis Bright, a senior at A-C Central High School, received a certificate congratulating him for winning a full-ride scholarship to Midwest Technical Institute this fall. MTI had a Facebook contest that started on April 6. Numerous students in the... more
    High school has been an exceptional journey for Lauren O’Daniell, a journey that allowed Lauren to begin her college education and be rewarded with an academic scholarship.    The talented 18-year-old will attend Aurora University in Aurora this... more
    After 65 years as a beautician, Judy French may be slowing down but she’s not ready to give it up yet.    “I’m going to stay right here and putter around until it really is time to leave,” she said. “I don’t like sitting around and not having... more
    Young Gard students anxiously watched the release of butterflies Wednesday, May 13, as the butterfly garden located west of the school was opened.    The third annual opening of the garden also included the planting of two trees in memory of... more

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    A-C students may soon be getting new laptop computers for their studies.

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    Marc and Rita Reich will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on June 1. They were married at St. John’s Lutheran Church on June 1, 1985.

Sports

This week in Chip's Corner, Beckman and the Illini may ne in hot water; the Illini golf team keeps up their good work; the Illini baseball squad has won 26 straight games; and Rory McIlroy laps the

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