International Day at Beardstown’s Gard School featured a variety of activities on Tuesday, April 28.    Lacey Claborn from Wild Times Exotic was the main entertainment during the day. She brought exotic animals for the students to see and feel.... more
Addison Hefley, 3, holds mushrooms found in her backyard at Evergreen Acres, with one measuring five and a half inches. Addison is the daughter of Tiffani Hefley and Bret Gann. (Submitted photo)   To view more, please log in or subscribe to the... more
The winners of the Cinco de Mayo princess and queen competitions on Sunday in Beardstown were, from left to right: Jazmin Agundo, Queen; Daniela Reynoso, 1st Princess; Monique Lopez, 2nd Princess; Yetlanetzi Vasquez, 3rd Princess; Krupa Patel, 4th... more
    Dustin Clark has begun his duties as the new chief of police in Beardstown.    Clark was announced in April as the new chief by Mayor Steve Patterson and the Beardstown City Council.    In addition to Clark’s 11 years of experience as a police... more
    Two persons were taken to the hospital and three persons arrested following a large fight and stabbing early Sunday morning, May 3, according to Beardstown Police Chief Dustin Clark.    Beardstown Police officers, along with Cass County Sheriff’... more
    The Exchange Club honored Beardstown city employees with an Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, April 23, at the Public Works Building. Guests at the luncheon included the mayor, city aldermen, city clerk, city hall personnel, policemen, firemen... more



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



This week on Chip's Corner, the Illini send out several offers for 2017; the BHS Tigers rack up wins; Pinkel gets an extension and raise; Billy Donovan leaves Florida; and Dale Jr.


    Laura Frances McMillen, 96, formerly of Rushville, passed away at 2:51 a.m. on Sunday, May 3, at the Liberty Village Retirement Home Garden Court in Princeton.