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



In the last few years, the phrase “fake news” has worked its way into our vocabulary. It is a phrase used to describe information that is accepted as fact by some but disbelieved by others.


Gwen Dirks of Chandlerville died May 7.
    A celebration of  life was held May 11, and funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12,  at New Life Assembly of God Church, Virginia.