The funnel of what would turn out to be an EF 1 tornado (as seen from the Beardstown Fire Department) appears in the sky above homes near the south edge of Beardstown Saturday afternoon.

In it goes

In it goes––Triopia’s Anna Burrus watches as her 1000th career point went through the basket. Triopia defeated Illini Central 63-49.       Sabetti Photo

Floor play

Floor play –– Beardstown’s Racquel Rawlins battles a North Greene player for control of the basketball during their meeting last week in the Lady Tiger Classic.

End of the Roaad

The end of the road –– With a thunderous roar, explosives brought down the old Route 104 Bridge at Meredosia shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29.