Kayaking is becoming more popular in recent years, and Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area is a perfect place to enjoy this activity.  There is easy access to the water and plenty of wildlife to be seen if you’re there at the right... more
The Illinois- Eastern Iowa District of Kiwanis held its Annual I-I District Convention August 1-4 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Conference Center in Springfield. The annual Recognition/Awards to Clubs and Individuals was held on Friday night. The... more
The Beardstown Main Street hosted its monthly Family Friday at Art Zeeck Park. The event included Art in the Park in which squares on the street could be purchased for painting  and artistic talents displayed. Friday's event also included other... more
    “When I think of retiring a uniform, I think of athletes who have shown outstanding service to the team that they played with – people who went above and beyond that of the normal person to make their team better. So, in a sense, today we are... more
    The Beardstown Shudo Kan Karate Club took three students to the Karate Nationals held in Chicago the weekend of July 12th and all three received medals in their divisions.    It’s an impressive feat, especially considering there were over 2,000... more
Face painting was one of the activities at Saturday’s Community Block Party sponsored by First Southern Baptist Church.To view more, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.

1921 issue of Star reveals new hard road, cars, baseball diamond and construction of church and the R.B. Glenn ice plant

    I was so interested in Beardstown’s history, that I used to go to the Beardstown Carnegie Library, when it was where the Beardstown City Hall is now, and spend hours looking at the old micro fi



The Multicultural Employee Resource Group at Dot Foods in Mt. Serling collected school supplies for local schools this year for its annual service project.


    “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” (Phil. 4:13)


    The Beardstown United Way held its annual golf outing with 36 golfers participating in a scramble format at the Scripps Park Golf Course in Rushville.



    Sue A. “Suzy” Carter, 76, of Springfield, formerly of Beardstown, passed away peacefully at her home in Springfield on Saturday, August 17,  with her family at her side.