Hot car – Virginia’s Volunteer Fire Department and Cass Sheriff’s Deputies answered a call to a car fire on Sugar Grove Road Saturday afternoon. (Photo byRobert Daniel)
Beardstown’s own –– Hurricane Ruth LaMaster formerly of Beardstown and now of Glen Carbon, was the headliner for this weekend’s Blues, Brews and Barbeques event this weekend, is shown during one of her two shows on Saturday. (Photo by David... more
New Eagle –– Elijah J. Clark became a member of the Eagle Scout Court of Honor last Saturday during a ceremony at the Virginia United Methodist Church. Clark’s Eagle Scout project involved the clearing of dead trees and brush and then cleaning up... more
Doing good works –– Volunteers from Workcamp NE prepare to cut a piece of vinyl siding for a home in the 1300 block of East 9th Street in Beardstown. Workcamp NE is a  Christian-based, non-profit organization working to bring young people closer to... more
Hardware winners –  1,2 Barbeque took home the top prize at this weekend’s Blues Brews and Barbeques competition.  Rain may have dampened crowd participation but it didn’t affect the level of competition. (Photo by David Miller)
Road closed –– U.S. Route 67 was closed for about three hours Monday morning after the driver of a northbound semi-tractor trailer lost control of the truck after it ran off the east side of the roadway, causing it to overturn and spill its load of... more



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The Cass County Health Department in partnership with University of Illinois is looking for participants who would like to participate in a tick surveillance program called Illinois Tick Inventory


One of the deepest cries human beings can make is “why?” We believe in and proclaim a God who is loving, merciful, and who desires the best for us; at the same time we know this God to be all-power


Tri-County Thunder won their second straight tournament in Macomb Cats Classic tournament going a perfect 5-0 this past weekend June 9-10


Sue Ellen Mulligan O’Hara Black DeFord passed from this world on Tuesday, June 5, following a long illness.