On Tuesday, Feb. 17, Wednesday, Feb. 18, and Thursday, Feb. 19, West Central Bank visited second grade classes at Gard Elementary School.    Barbara Merriman and Justine Mills educated children on how to save and spend money responsibly, as well... more
Pictured are well-wishers who gathered to send Andrew Sweatman off to John Hopkins Hospital in Boston, Mass. for evaulation for treatment of pancreatic cancer Saturday evening. Sweatman is the son of Roger and Carolyn Sweatman and grandson of Leland... more
Employees at CASSCOMM participated in “Casual Friday” during the month of January. They donated canned goods or money to benefit the Cass County Food Pantry and CASSCOMM matched the employee cash donations. The food pantry helps over 300 local... more
    Two cities are in mourning. The two cities, Beardstown and Chicago, with one thing in common, learned last Wednesday of the illegal actions of Jackie Robinson West Little League team, and both cities are in a state of shock. “A dream come true”... more
    John Davis was selected as the 2014 CASSCOMM Employee of the Year.    John works in the cable system maintenance branch.  His responsibilities include trouble shooting for both TV and internet problems. Additionally, he replaces aerial cable,... more
    Beardstown Main Street held its annual recognition dinner Saturday evening at the Elks Club. Presenting the awards was Dennis Reiley, executive director.   To view more, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.

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News

According to KHQA, Beardstown High School entered a brief period of "soft lockdown" on Wednesday.

Lifestyle

    Michael and Linda (Conrad) Dugger will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 26. They were married on Feb. 26, 1965 by the Rev. Lottie Morrow in Beardstown.

Sports

This week in Chip's Corner, area girls teams advance to super-sectionals; Lou Henson is inducted into the Hall of Fame; Aaron Cody leaves the Illini; and Joey Logano wins the Daytona 500.

Obituaries

    John Edward Rayborn, 79, of Beardstown, died Thursday, Feb. 26, at his residence.