The Beardstown Police Department’s efforts to obtain a new police dog have succeeded.    The Department obtained a new, trained police dog last week. The dog - a 2-year-old Dutch Shepherd named Endor - made his first public appearance at the... more
    On Jan. 25, Secretary of State Jesse White presented Tim Clark with a letter signed by White commemorating 40 years of service with the Secretary of State’s office in Springfield.    The letter read: “On behalf of the people of Illinois, your... more
President-Elect Kim Hance introduced Tim Harris, Beardstown City Councilman, to the members of the Exchange Club of Beardstown at their regular meeting on Feb. 2. Mr. Harris spoke about the procedures for tearing down abandoned property. Though the... more
The Second Annual Cass Meats Coyote Hunt raised $3,200 to donate to the Cass County Food Pantry. Pictured is Patrick Bell, organizer of the Coyote Hunt, handing the donation to Joanne Anderson of the Food Pantry. Anderson said that she and the... more
    Charles West, a science teacher at Beardstown High School, was recently nominated by the student body for January’s Teacher of the Month. The nomination was accepted by the BHS Student Council. Mr. West graduated Illinois College with a B. A. in... more
    Beardstown Middle School/High School Principal Scott Riddle, after complimenting the Exchange Club of Beardstown for their community service, introduced the recipients of the Young Citizenship and Youth of the Month Awards.    The Young... more



    Registration has begun for March programs at the Beardstown Park District. On Tuesdays from March 7 through March 28 is a Baseball Pitching Clinic for boys ages 9 and 10 at 4 p.m.


    Tony and Brenda (Ralston) Wessel of Frederick will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 26.


This week in Chip's Corner, Alex Reyes is out for a season; Chips reviews some of the top Cubs prospects; Groce is desperately trying to hang on at Illinois; and Dustin Johnson takes over as the wo


    Eloise Baxter, 95, of Rushville, passed away at 10:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Jacksonville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jacksonville.