Seep water has made its way across many of the roadways in Schmoldt Park and flooded the railway underpass forcing the city to close road access. 
Towering Tow Boats — Three tow boats owned by Logsdon Tug Service tower above the company office located at the foot of Adams Street in Beardstown.  After reaching a crest of approximately 28.83 feet, the Illinois River at Beardstown has finally... more
Missed her by a wisker––Lady Tiger shortstop Haley Sloan just misses tagging a Lady Farmer runner in the O&’sB hard-eared 2-1 win over Farmington in the Class 2A Regional opener.          (Sabetti Photo)
Eyes on the Target––BHS shortstop Anthony Severino fields a sharp grounder and looks across the diamond to make the throw for an out in the O&B 14-1 win over nearby Triopia this Monday on the Big Blue’s home field. The Tigers head into the Class... more
Deep water on the horizon —The distance between the bottom of the Burlington-Northern Santa Fe  Railroad bridge and the top of the water was down to about just one foot last week as flood waters on the Illinois River topped the 28-foot mark for the... more
First responders from across Cass County responded to a simulated multi-vehicle crash involving a school bus carrying children, a dump truck and three other vehicles Saturday in Ashland.  The exercise tested the responders’ abilities to assess the... more

Trivia Too

A week ago Wednesday my son, Don, loaded the wheelchair and took me home. Unless you’ve been away a long time, you can’t realize what a thrill it is to go back to your hometown.



    July 15 marks the beginning of the annual Cass County Fair, taking place for the 72nd time in history.


    Faith believes in something because it is inspired to that belief by a force or subject outside one’s self.


    The Beardstown 9-10 year old All-Stars buried Quincy National 16-0 Saturday evening, and advanced to the semifinals to be played Monday at Schmoldt Park Diamond at 8 p.m.


    Dorothy L. Kloker, 87, of Beardstown, died on  July 4, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. She was born December 29, 1931 in Quincy, the daughter of Ray C.