Royal Taylor, far right, won the lip sync contest at the Taste of Beardstown on Saturday (Photo by Allie Dawson)   To view more, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.
    Two long-time employees of Cargill are hanging up their hats and moving on to the next chapters of their lives.    Steve Pirkle, plant manager, and Mike Icenogle, assistant plant manager, are both retiring after more than 25 years each, having... more
    In Kay Blakeman’s introduction of the speaker at the regular meeting of the Exchange Club of Beardstown she compared the subject of Lisa Buhlig’s address, “Servants Heart Ministry,” to the Exchange Club’s National Day of Service. Mrs. Buhlig, a... more
    Lincoln Land Community College-Beardstown welcomed area business representatives to the Chamber Business After Hours held at the 109 White Pine Lane location Aug. 6.    “I’m so pleased with the number of Chamber members who attended,” said... more
    The Illinois River is 1,118 miles long and Beardstown sits on mile 88 of the river.    Seeing barge traffic on the Illinois River is not an unusual sight when the river is below flood stage. In fact in 2010, 16,928 barges traveled the Illinois... more



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


    Sue Kindred of Beardstown will celebrate her 79th birthday Monday, Sept. 7.
    She ran the Star Cafe for 38 years, retiring in 2010.


This week in Chip's Corner, Illinois honors Lou Henson by naming the floor Lou Henson Court; High School sports participation increases for 26th consecutive year; Xavier Sneed sets up Illini offici


    Steven Leroy “George Jones” Weishaar, 73, of Oak Tree Villa, died Saturday, August 22, 2015, at his home of natural causes.