Virginia- The Cass County Health Department  announces an additional Covid-related death, a 64-year-old male who died at his home this Wednesday morning. This is the 23rd Covid-related death in Cass County. The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 15 new cases of Covid 19 in Cass County…
By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – The state’s rolling seven-day average COVID-19 test positivity rate decreased by a half point Tuesday to 10.4 percent as hospitalizations continued to show signs of leveling, but officials urged caution ahead of the holiday weekend. The 6,134…
By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – The first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines to the state of Illinois may be less than one-quarter of what officials had originally been told to expect. Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said Tuesday that the latest word from…
By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD — After Pfizer submitted its application for a COVID-19 vaccine to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week, Illinois public health officials have continued preparing locations to store and distribute the vaccine that could be released to…
    David Frederick Weishaar, 82, of Beardstown, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at Heritage Health in Beardstown.       Cremation rites have been accorded and there will be no services. Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements.    
By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – The statewide COVID-19 case positivity rate dipped to 10.9 percent Monday on a seven-day rolling average, marking three straight days of decreases which put it at 2.3 percentage points below a Nov. 13 second-wave high. The state reported 8,322…
By PETER HANCOCK, Capitol News Illinois    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker warned Monday of another looming economic crisis for the state and nation if Congress does not act soon to reauthorize extended unemployment benefits for people displaced from their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.    “I…
    William “Leon” Borrowman, 60, of Beardstown died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at Heritage Health in Beardstown.     He was born Oct. 12, 1960, in Louisiana, MO, the son of William Leo and Juanita Battershell Borrowman.     He is survived by one son, Cody Borrowman of Ft. Mohave, AZ; two step-…
    Donna Dorene Thurman, 91, of Beardstown died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, at Heritage Health in Beardstown. Private family services will be held with burial in the Beardstown City Cemetery. An informal visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown.
    Lois Darlene Warden, 90, of Beardstown passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at Heritage Health in Beardstown.     She was born Oct. 4, 1930, in Beardstown, the daughter of James and Mary Goodin Warden.     She is survived by one sister, Elizabeth Joann (deceased husband, Harry) Thurman of…
By JERRY NOWICKI, Capitol News Illinois    SPRINGFIELD – The state reported another 126 COVID-19-related deaths Friday as Tier 3 mitigations took effect statewide and virus-related hospitalizations continued to increase.    That brought the death toll since the pandemic began to 11,304 out of 634,…
By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – The state’s rolling seven-day average COVID-…
By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – The first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines to…
By PETER HANCOCK, Capitol News Illinois    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker warned Monday of another…
Virginia- The Cass County Health Department  announces an additional Covid-related death, a 64-year-old male who died at his home this Wednesday morning. This is the 23rd Covid-related death in Cass County.


    Beardstown’s Ambulance Department took delivery of a new ambulance this week, courtesy of the Beardstown Health Care Foundation. The high-tech ambulance,…
By June Conner for the Star-Gazette The Beardstown City Council Tuesday night shot down the Intergovernmental Agreement with the Cass County ETSB to provide…
   Driver Services facilities statewide were closed to the public for in person transactions effective Tuesday, Nov. 17, and will reopen on Monday, Dec. 7, due…
Potpourri—Michael Jordan is now a NASCAR owner along with Denny Hamlin, with Bubba Wallace the driver for 23XI. The single entry team, 23XI Racing, pronounced…
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for a special board meeting on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, where the Board provided the…
    Beardstown Middle School had two runners place in the Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) State sectional run. Darren Lopez placed 5th in the…
    David Frederick Weishaar, 82, of Beardstown, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at Heritage Health in Beardstown.       Cremation rites have been accorded and…
    William “Leon” Borrowman, 60, of Beardstown died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at Heritage Health in Beardstown.     He was born Oct. 12, 1960, in Louisiana, MO…
    Donna Dorene Thurman, 91, of Beardstown died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, at Heritage Health in Beardstown. Private family services will be held with burial in…