The after effects of the COVID-19 outbreak at a Cass County nursing home continue to be felt as the county’s positive case numbers continue to climb. The number of positive COVID-19 cases reported in Cass County stood at 137, an increase of 57 cases since June 18. Seven COVID-19 related deaths have…
By JERRY NOWICKI, Capitol News Illinois    SPRINGFIELD — Testifying before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security Wednesday, Gov. JB Pritzker said he would like to see a coordinated national COVID-19 containment strategy that requires people to wear masks, and he reiterated the need for a…
    The most familiar face at the Beardstown Post Office, that of Rose Black, will no longer be seen there. Rose has officially retired after 47 years and 7 days. Friday, July 3, was her last day.     According to Postmaster Greg Duncan, Rose is retiring with 2,600 hours of sick leave.     “That’s…
    At a young age, Porscha Stone was already getting a taste for community involvement. It was certainly something she would carry into adulthood.     Growing up, she recalls going with her mother to deliver Meals on Wheels.     “As a little girl, I used to go with her and help with the Meals on…
    Last Friday the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors approved a draft for Phase Four, Return to Play guidelines, as approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). It includes restoration of contact days and workout sessions with groups as large as 50. This…
By Mike Courson First Christian Church     Obviously we’re living in unsettling times locally, nationally, and globally. And it’s personal as it affects us physically, emotionally, relationally, financially, and even spiritually.     In the Pulitzer Prize-winning play written in 1930 by Marc…
    The Arenzville Village Board has entered into a lease agreement with Eco-Site II, LLC to allow a cell tower.     Village Attorney Clay Nordsiek said during Monday’s village board meeting that the agreement was signed in time to receive a signing bonus.     Village trustee Dave Beard brought a…
Dear Editor,     We need law and order in this country!     The big liberal controlled cities and states need to control the Radical far left activists mobs! The looting, burning and occupying of city blocks has to STOP! Protecting private and public property, which includes statue toppling and…
    Jack W. Hamilton, 85, of Beardstown passed away surrounded by his four boys, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.     He was born Nov. 17, 1934, in Beardstown, the son of Melvin and Dovie Wilson Hamilton. He married Glenda Alford on Jan. 30, 1955, and she…
    On June 29, a very hot day, our great-grandchildren, Roydon, age 12, and Vivian, 10, were having a boring day being quarantined all the time. Their mother suggested they take a bike ride on a nice trail within blocks of their home in LaGrange Park. Vivian had planned to bike ride with her…
    Just to make certain everyone stayed focused on the task of gaining liberty, Thomas Paine fueled the flames of liberty with his “Common Sense” pamphlet of 1776, writing words such as these:     “O! ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose not only tyranny but the tyrant, stand forth! Every…
    The most familiar face at the Beardstown Post Office, that of Rose Black, will no longer be…
    After a week-long, contentious struggle in which a local resident successfully fought to save…
Beardstown will be receiving a needed $1.9 million boost from JBS USA as part of its nationwide…
The after effects of the COVID-19 outbreak at a Cass County nursing home continue to be felt as the county’s positive case numbers continue to climb. The number of positive COVID-19 cases reported in Cass County stood at 137, an increase of 57 cases since June 18.


    At a young age, Porscha Stone was already getting a taste for community involvement. It was certainly something she would carry into adulthood.     Growing…
    The Arenzville Village Board has entered into a lease agreement with Eco-Site II, LLC to allow a cell tower.     Village Attorney Clay Nordsiek said during…
The Beardstown City Council’s ordinance committee will discuss legalizing  golf carts and side-by-sides on the city streets. Tyler Starkey, a Beardstown Public…
    Last Friday the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors approved a draft for Phase Four, Return to Play guidelines, as approved by the…
    Eric Jokisch—A Virginia native, who hurled college ball for Northwestern and made it to the “Bigs” with the Chicago Cubs, is now playing baseball in Japan…
     Potpourri—247Sports ranks top five collegiate QB’s—@#1 Trevor Lawrence (Clemson), #2 Justin Fields (Ohio State), #3 Jamie Newman (Georgia), #4 Sam Howell…
    Jack W. Hamilton, 85, of Beardstown passed away surrounded by his four boys, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.     …
    Jerry Dwane Dotzert, 77, of Rushville, died at 11:18 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2020 at his residence.     At Jerry’s request, cremation will be accorded and no…
    Marla J. Spencer, 77, of Rushville died Thursday, May 7, in Springfield.     Memorial Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at the Wood Funeral…