On Sunday, March 5, an anonymous tip was received that unnamed parties were dumping Asian Carp into the Illinois River at the Meredosia boat ramp. This was confirmed upon investigation. It was also noted that the DNR had been contacted and were... more
    New signs are now greeting motorists entering the City of Virginia on Illinois Routes 125 and 78 as a result of an initiative undertaken by the Volunteer Virginia Beautification Committee.    These signs were financed through the committee’s... more
    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

Bob Kingston

    Bob L. Kingston, 82, of Janesville, died Monday, March 20, at home. He was born in Eldorado on Nov. 15, 1934, the son of Clyde and Delores (Caraway) Kingston. He served his country in the U.S.



    Rev. Lane Loman, Evangelist, will hold a Revival from March 26-29. The revival will begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday and 7 p.m.


    Dollie Lewis is observing her 90th birthday on March 26. She was born in 1927 in Beardstown.


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    William Lee “Bill” DeGroot, 75, of Beardstown, died Sunday, March 19 at his home.