The Beardstown Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting last Friday to mark the grand opening of the River Town Coffee and Wine Corner located at 319 State St. The business is owned by Bree and Joe McClenning and Nancy Cowen. The two-day grand... more
The Beardstown United Methodist Church's new parsonage is taking shape as the drier weather allows workers to get down to business. Photo by David V. Miller   To view more, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.
    Work continues at the site at 201 S. State St. in Beardstown which will become the Moreland and Devitt Pharmacy.    As work continues on the exterior of the building, which is owned by John Schnepper, the inside is also seeing a facelift.    ... more
    Keri Mason became director of Lincoln Land Community College’s Jacksonville and Beardstown locations on June 1, replacing Jan Terry.    Mason’s duties as director include overseeing operations, academic schedule development, staff management,... more
Workers from the Beardstown Sanitary District on Monday remove a post, the last part of the flood gates which were installed near the Riverview when the Illinois River was near record levels. Workers then re-installed the hand rails. The Illinois... more
A tractor pull was one of the events at this year’s Cass County Fair which concluded last Saturday. The fair was held July 13-18. Photo by  Bob Daniel



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


    Sixty people gathered for the Henry and Matilda (Krohe) Hendricker reunion in rural Arenzville on Saturday, July 25, at the Bethel Community Church of the Nazarene Fellowship Hall.


This week in Chip's Corner, Chip reviews Illinois coach salaries; Indiana University spends money on recruitment; a new quartet is added to the Hall of Fame; and Kyle Busch wins the Brickyard 400.


    Earl E. McKenzie, 79, of Beardstown, died Monday, July 27 at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.