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
Four area students were recipients of the 2015 Abraham Lincoln Essay Awards presented by the Old Lincoln Courtroom and Museum Commission on May 8. This year’s theme: “One hundred fifty years ago this week, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. In your... more
The Beardstown High School prom was held on May 2. The court includes, L to R: Junior attendants: Rachel Deacon, Will Robertson, Parker Carls, Lane Sommers. Queen Mackenzie Icenogle, King Jake Lux, senior attendants: Kylie Alexander, Ross Blakeman,... more



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


    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.


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


    Celebration of Life services will be held for Tom Patterson of Pharr, Texas and former Beardstown resident, who died Dec. 17, 2014.