Negative Points – Patrick Guilavougi tallies the negative points from a dontation bucket during the penny war waged to benefit the parent of a Gard School student who has been diagnosed with cancer.
Members of the BHS Varsity Choir rehearse a dance number for their annual variety show entitled "Live the dream" to be held at the BHS Auditorium. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday night and again at 2 p.m. Sunday.  (Photo by Brian... more
International Days were observed this week at Beardstown's Gard Elementary School, highlighted by a ceremony to recognize the 20 different nationalities represented among schools' student population. Students representing each nationality were asked... more
Beardstown's Hillary McGill slides safely into second base in last week's victory over Porta AC. (Photo by Brian DeLoche)
A new pedestrian walkway was installed at St. John's Hospaital last Wednesday night to connect the hospital's main campus with a new medical facility being constructed on the east side of 9th Street in Springfield. The main 90-foot, 35-ton bridge... more




It is hard to believe that more than two weeks have passed since Easter. Time sure does have a way of passing us by, and life sure does have a way of quickly taking over.


The Beardstown Lady Tigers Soccer team played twice this past week, although they dropped both games, the hometown ladies were very competitive and are showing improvement with every outing.


Mildred Eileen Dunbar, 96, of Rushville, passed away at 6:18 a.m. Monday, April 16, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.