An Arenzville business was destroyed following a fire Friday morning. Firefighters first on the scene found Reg’s Auto Service, located at Main and Charles, engulfed in flames. Fire departments from Arenzville, Meredosia, Beardstown and Virginia were on the scene. Click on photo for more…
    Wayne Tomlinson, 89, of Rushville died at 11:06 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at his home.    Arrangements are being handled by the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.  
    JoAnn Robertson, 88, of Keosauqua, Iowa, formerly of Rushville, died at 11:58 a.m. Friday, July 10,  at her home.     Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 16, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville with visitation from 5–7 p.m. Wednesday.
    The Cass County Health Department has reported the ninth COVID-related death in the county. A 92-year-old female, who was part of an outbreak at Walker’s Nursing home, died Saturday in Virginia.     The Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in Cass County on…
By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois     SPRINGFIELD — New Illinois COVID-19 cases topped 1,000 Thursday for the first time since June 2, but the high number coincided with the state’s highest recorded single-day testing output.     The 36,180 test results reported yielded 1,018 positive results…
    When it came out a few years ago, I picked up Monster Hunter: World on a whim. I’d never been big into the Monster Hunter franchise; I had tried one before but found it a bit too finicky for my taste. World had a lot of positive buzz for it, though, so I gave it a shot--and I’m glad I did!     …
    Virginia- The Cass County Health Department Thursday announced an eighth COVID-related death, a female in her 80s.  This individual was a part of a long-term care facility outbreak at Walker Nursing Home in Virginia.     Cass County’s overall COVID-19 case count remains at 137.  The total…
By JERRY NOWICKI, Capitol News Illinois    SPRINGFIELD — Testifying before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security Wednesday, Gov. JB Pritzker said he would like to see a coordinated national COVID-19 containment strategy that requires people to wear masks, and he reiterated the need for a…
    The most familiar face at the Beardstown Post Office, that of Rose Black, will no longer be seen there. Rose has officially retired after 47 years and 7 days. Friday, July 3, was her last day.     According to Postmaster Greg Duncan, Rose is retiring with 2,600 hours of sick leave.     “That’s…
    At a young age, Porscha Stone was already getting a taste for community involvement. It was certainly something she would carry into adulthood.     Growing up, she recalls going with her mother to deliver Meals on Wheels.     “As a little girl, I used to go with her and help with the Meals on…
    The Cass County Health Department has reported the ninth COVID-related death in the county. A…
    The most familiar face at the Beardstown Post Office, that of Rose Black, will no longer be…
    After a week-long, contentious struggle in which a local resident successfully fought to save…
    An Arenzville business was destroyed following a fire Friday morning. Firefighters first on the scene found Reg’s Auto Service, located at Main and Charles, engulfed in flames.


    Virginia- The Cass County Health Department Thursday announced an eighth COVID-related death, a female in her 80s.  This individual was a part of a long-…
    At a young age, Porscha Stone was already getting a taste for community involvement. It was certainly something she would carry into adulthood.     Growing…
    The Arenzville Village Board has entered into a lease agreement with Eco-Site II, LLC to allow a cell tower.     Village Attorney Clay Nordsiek said during…
    Last Friday the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors approved a draft for Phase Four, Return to Play guidelines, as approved by the…
    Eric Jokisch—A Virginia native, who hurled college ball for Northwestern and made it to the “Bigs” with the Chicago Cubs, is now playing baseball in Japan…
     Potpourri—247Sports ranks top five collegiate QB’s—@#1 Trevor Lawrence (Clemson), #2 Justin Fields (Ohio State), #3 Jamie Newman (Georgia), #4 Sam Howell…
    Wayne Tomlinson, 89, of Rushville died at 11:06 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at his home.    Arrangements are being handled by the Wood Funeral Home in…
    JoAnn Robertson, 88, of Keosauqua, Iowa, formerly of Rushville, died at 11:58 a.m. Friday, July 10,  at her home.     Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday…
    Jack W. Hamilton, 85, of Beardstown passed away surrounded by his four boys, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.     …