Close wasn't good enough — a Purple Rider defender came close to stopping Triopia's Michael Burns on a touchdown run, but all he was able to grab was a handful of air. 
Spiderman just chillin' on a ledge in Beardstown — Spiderman was a big hit during the Chamber of Commerce trick or treat event in downtown Beardstown as he entertained on-lookers outside the Riverside Insurance Agency at 2nd and Washington Streets (... more
Making a lane — Triopia’s Ben Stanberry (55) and Alec Coil (42) each put Arcola Purple Rider defenders on their backsides to leave a huge lane for Trojan running back Zach Thompson to run through on his way to a big gain.  
Growing up is optional — Growing older may be mandatory, but one is never too old to dress up for Halloween.  Beardstown’s Harriett Lee is a living example, who at age 94, still dons costumes every year.  Patrons at the Golden Age Center were... more
I do solemnly swear — Kevin Murray of Rushville was officially sworn in as Beardstown’s new police chief at Tuesday night’s Beardstown City Council meeting.  Mayor Leslie Harris announced that she had officially terminated former Police Chief Shane... more
There’s a new Judge and Sheriff in town ­— T. J. Wessel and Devron Ohrn celebrate their respective election victories as Cass County’s new resident circuit judge and sheriff.  Wessel defeated Luke Thomas by a final tally of 2,634-1,955, while Ohrn... more

Marsha A. Owens

Marsha A. Hendricker Owens, 70, a resident of Timber Point Health Care in Camp Point and formerly of Beardstown,   passed away at 5:40 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 in the nursing home.



Visitors will get the chance to see Christmases past when the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield presents a new exhibit showing how four different presidents celebrated


The Pleasant Plains Lady Cardinals continued to defy the sports guru’s by keeping on winning. Friday they defeated the defending state champs St.


Gloria A. Tomlinson, 87, of Rushville passed away at 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.