Blast from the Past 2/18
1 Year Ago
Feb. 19, 2015--The Beardstown City Council votes to outsource ambulance billing.
15 Years Ago
Feb. 15, 2001--Leigh Morris reports that Virginia will move ahead with consolidation plans.
25 Years Ago
Feb. 18, 1991--A rally is planned to show Cass County’s support of troops stationed in the Persian Gulf and all Service Men and Women everywhere.
40 Years Ago
Feb. 18, 1976--College Courses are offered at LLCC off campus sites in Cass County for the first time.
55 Years Ago
Feb. 20, 1961--The Illinoian-Star holds a coupon day where local businesses ran their coupons in the newspaper and citizens could clip them and go shop the sales for one day only.
70 Years Ago
Feb. 20, 1946--The Illinoian-Star says a “side swept profile hat” will be an important spring trend in the new season.
85 Years Ago
Feb. 18, 1931--The Beardstown City Council and Mayor Condit discuss renumbering streets and oiling the streets in a manner that keeps costs down and minimizes dust.
95 Years Ago
Feb. 19, 1921--Relief from the unsanitary conditions of surface water in this city (Beardstown) was sought by the city council.
120 Years Ago
Feb. 18, 1896--Sielschott’s Livery and Feed Barn announced “cab or carriage, to all towns. Day or night.”