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
    The Exchange Club of Beardstown made the progressive step of formally joining the Beardstown Chamber of Commerce. At their regular Dec. 15 meeting they held a ribbon cutting ceremony in recognition of this decision. While the Exchange Club is... more



    Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital reminds expecting families that each month it offers a free prenatal class. The next three-hour class will be held Sunday, Feb. 26 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.


    Roy C. Roberts, of Normal, IL, will celebrate his 95th birthday on Feb. 1. He was born and lived most of his life in Beardstown.


    Beardstown had a horrible night from behind the arc as they netted only 3-of-19 from three-point land, finishing the game shooting just 36.8% on 14-of-34.


    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.