JBS Employees –  A diverse group of JBS employees was selected to represent this month’s Business of the month.  Pictured (from left) are: Casimir Guilavogui, Kathleen Roundcount, Cressa Gordley, Amy Sommers, Safety Pig (Lauren Leonhard), JT Hopkins... more
Some of the cast members of Legally Blonde are, front: Allie Petersen, Elli Taylor, Addison Crum; middle: Katelynn Wessel, Tiana Thakur, Landon Wink, Aileana Rawlins, Racquel Rawlins, Gracie Gann, Angel Perez; back: Dylan Lopez, Emme Howell, JD... more
That’s a winner ! – Beardstown’s Andrea Flynn breaks out in a big smile as she slides home with what proved to be a game winning run as the hometowners scored 9 times in the top of the 6th inning to break a  2-2 tie and roll to an 11-2 victory to... more
District Champs! – Beardstown’s 9 & 10 year old girls’ softball team won the District 17 tournament and will now advance to state tournament play this weekend.  Team members include Manager Dusty Coats, Coach Amanda Casper, Mylee Tracy, Shelby... more
Restoring historic grounds – A truck and trailer belonging to Illinois Forest Products parked on the service drive at the Governor’s Mansion in Springfield, while crews from the Beardstown-based business  landscape the grounds prior to the mansion’s... more
The royal court – Lexi Carlock (center) was named Queen of the Cass County Fair at the pageant held Monday night at the Virginia High School gym. Abbie Link (left) was 2nd runner-up, while Alexendrea Watkins was named 1st runner-up.  Miss Carlock... more

Joyce Schafer

Joyce Schafer, 92, of Springfield, formerly of Rushville, passed away at 9:45 a.m. Monday, July 2, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

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Poll

What are you most looking forward to at the Fall Fun Festival?

Lifestyle

John 14:5-10. Summertime is often the time when families get away for a vacation. They go to places like Disneyland, or enjoy scenic places like the Grand Canyon.

Sports

It was a ‘Tip Toe through the Tulips” for the hometown ladies as they marched through the District 17 finals as the 9/10 Girls finished with an unblemished 3-0 mark.

Obituaries

Nobert L. Smith, 97, of Rushville, formerly of Brimfield, passed away at 11:35 a.m. Thursday, July 12, at the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Quincy.